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Scottie Scheffler on course for third straight PGA Tour title in Houston

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler moved back into a five-way tie for the lead at the Houston Open on Saturday to move within touching distance of a third straight PGA Tour title.

Having relinquished the lead with a disappointing double-bogey finish in Friday's second round, Scheffler bounced back superbly on Saturday despite suffering about double-bogey on his card.

The American was able to erase the damage with two straight birdies to post a four-under-par 66 and take his total to nine under par - level with England's David Skinns, Germany's Stephan Jaeger, Argentina's Alejandro Tosti and Belgian Thomas Detry.

Scheffler is aiming to become the first player since 2017 to win three straight PGA Tour titles.

"(I) feel like I did a lot of stuff really well out there today," Scheffler said. "Feel like I played better than my score.

"I had a few shots I didn't really get rewarded for and somewhat punished for some pretty good shots.

"Overall it was nice to finish with those two birdies. Hit a really good shot into 16, good shot into 17 -- yeah, felt like I did a lot of things well today."

Co-leader Skinns, 42, carded a bogey-free 65 on Saturday to shoot to the top of the leaderboard on nine under par.

Chasing the lead group is the American trio of Nick Dunlap, Taylor Moore and Akshay Bhatia on eight under.

Aaron Rai is among a group of four a shot further back which includes overnight leader Tony Finau, who fell back with a third-round score of two over par.

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