|-15 R Henley (United States); -12 X ScHotele (United States), L Griffin (United States), T Gooch (United States), J Kokrak (United States); -ten J Thomas (United States), J Day (Aus), T Hatton (Eng)|
|Selection of others: -9 C Moriwaka (United States); -8 R McIlroy (NI), B Watson (United States), H Matsuyama (Japan); -7 J Rahm (Spa), M Fitzpatrick (United States); -4 I Poulter (Eng); -2 J Rose (Eng)|
Rory McIlroy shot a stunning six-under-66 third round to move into the top 10 in the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.
McIlroy was 12 strokes behind after the opening rounds of 73 and 69 but went down to eight under for the tournament with a round that included eight birdies.
The world number four is seven strokes behind leader Russell Henley, who enjoys a three stroke lead over four fellow Americans, including Xander Sc Chaudele.
A 73 left England’s Tyrrell Hatton tied for sixth place on 10 under.
PGA Championship winner Hatton was three strokes behind in second place in the opening two rounds, having opened the tournament with a 65 on Thursday and a 68 on Friday.
Hatton, 29, endured a consistent but frustrating day, with eight pars on the front nine against a bogey, before setting aside a bogey five in the 14th with a birdie four on the last after hitting his second shot from eight feet.
Northern Ireland’s McIlroy won birdies at the third and sixth par-fours, dropped a long-seventh shot, but then made six birdies against a single bogey playing his back nine-on-five, including his last three holes.
Henley was a model of unspectacular consistency in building his lead, with two forward nine birdies and three more to launch his back nine, in his no-bogey round.
England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, meanwhile, shot 72 at seven cents.
Among the other British players, the most prominent were Ian Poulter, who shot 73 four under and 11 out of the header, and Justin Rose, whose 68 held him at two under.