This week’s field was anything but loaded. Jon Rahm and Tony Finau were the lone household names who made the trip south of the border. And after 54 holes those two players have found themselves at the top of the leaderboard. It appears we’re in for a clash of the Titans at the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta.
The Spaniard trailed Finau by six shots entering Saturday but he caught fire at Vidanta Vallarta. Rahm signed for a third-round bogey-free 10-under 61 — a tournament record — and is now just two strokes behind Big Tone.
Finau, who opened with rounds of 65-64, began his day with a birdie at the first. His opening nine wasn’t too exciting after that, although he did add another birdie at the seventh.
After a few pars to start his second half, Finau strung together three straight birdies on Nos. 12-14 then added another on the 16th. He gave one away at the par-3 17th after failing to convert a six-foot par putt, however, he got it right back with a birdie at the last.
Finau (19 under) signed for a third-round 6-under 65 and will tee off Sunday afternoon with a two-stroke lead over Rahm and Akshay Bhatia.
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