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Hero Indian Open - Day three digest

Hero Indian Open - Day three digest

Everything you need to know from day three in New Delhi.

Keita Nakajima took control, Gavin Green went low, we were close to the biggest of birds and putts were going in from everywhere in round three of the Hero Indian Open.

Here is everything you need to know from Saturday at DLF Golf & Country Club.

Nakajima in command

Nakajima will take a four-shot lead into the final round as he goes in search of a maiden DP World Tour title. The Japanese has been on top of the leaderboard since day one and followed up back-to-back 65s with a 68 to get to 18 under and match the biggest 54-hole lead of the season so far. Malaysia's Green carded a brilliant, bogey-free 64 to sit at 14 under alongside Frenchman Romain Langasque, who signed for a 70. Italian Matteo Manassero and France's Jeong weon Ko were then five back but all eyes will be on Nakajima as he looks to claim the second wire-to-wire win of the 2024 campaign.

Green means go

Green's 64 was the lowest round of the day by two shots and second lowest of the week after Espen Kofstad's course-record 62 on Friday. A chip-in on the eighth was the highlight and he added six further birdies - including two to finish - to put himself in contention for a first win. "It was a solid round," he said. "Lots of fairways, gave myself lots of looks and made some putts. That’s the difference, you’ve got to hit fairways out here. It’s intimidating off the tee. I felt like today was a nice step in the right direction. We’re just going to go out and play our game, keep it on the fairway, keep it on the green, add it all up at the end and see what happens."

So close for Ko

We're yet to have an albatross this season but Ko came this close.

From downtown

Nakajima and Manassero both had their putting boots on.

No putter required

You need to do something special to sign for a 64 at DLF G&CC. How about this from Green.

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