The American pairs of Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley and Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson took three of the four points on offer after lunch to open up a commanding advantage.
Ian Poulter and Martin Laird, both of Britain share the opening lead of the Players Championship.
Peter Hanson of Sweden fired a 65 nine under to take a one shot lead over his closest rival at this time Phil Mickelson who fired a 66 eight under, in the third round of the Masters at Augusta.
Former world no. 1 Tiger Woods fired a one-under 71 in the third round and leads Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland by one with a round to go in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
World no. 2, Rory McIlroy despite feeling unwell in the tournament was able to retain in third position trailing five shots behind second round leader Alvaro Quiros of Spain.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland made a disappointing third round with a level-par 70.
Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland representing the United States won the World Cup Golf Tournament after they posted a 67 in the final round.
Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell representing Ireland in the World Cup carded a 64 in the third round to take a two shot lead to move to 21 under par.
Northern Ireland’s US Open champion, Rory McIlroy fired a third round 65 today to open up a three-stroke lead over American Anthony Kim at the Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Island holds his lead in Shanghai Masters despite Noh Seung-yul of South Korea who charge in round two.