Riviera Country Club was a monster on Saturday in Round 3 of the Genesis Invitational, and many of the leaders of the match bought a benign model of what it may have been. Play was suspended within the early afternoon after wind began capturing golf balls everywhere in the greens, however even when the gales calmed and gamers have been introduced again after a four-hour delay, the sector common rose to over 73.Part of what makes Riviera such an ideal observe is that it brings a lot variance into play on each gap. Whereas regular PGA Tour programs not often deviate from a birdie-bogey variance, double appears to be in play on most holes at Riviera (all however two holes have seen doubles up to now this week).Sam Burns has navigated that hazard in addition to anybody (extra on that under). He was a part of the contingent that failed to complete due to darkness on Saturday, however his place going into Sunday is just like his place going into Saturday. He’s up huge on the sector and attempting to close down the primary PGA Tour win of his profession at a golf course that is taking part in akin to a serious championship.We’ll check out his spherical, the place he stands and who shall be chasing going into Sunday.1. Sam Burns (-10 through 13): When the third spherical is wrapped early on Sunday morning at Riviera, Burns will possible have achieved one thing that has not occurred in 50 years by main outright after every of the primary three rounds right here. The unhealthy information for him is that he has a number of the finest gamers of his (or any) technology on his heels with simply over one spherical left within the occasion and he didn’t shut out Saturday’s spherical very properly. He was a dwell favourite for many of the day, in response to William Hill Sportsbook, however he is been using a reasonably sizzling putter. It would not be stunning to see him fade on Sunday, though it will be a hell of a spot for him to get win No. 1. Also, if his quick sport appears like this on Sunday, that is a wrap.2. Matthew Fitzpatrick (-8 through 17): The Englishman led the sector in strokes gained from tee to inexperienced on Saturday, and his quick sport is all the time chic. I all the time return to his weekend on the Memorial when he shot 68 on Sunday when no one else within the subject broke 70. Remember that one if he makes a break for it within the remaining spherical.T3. Dustin Johnson (-7 through 13): It can be helpful to Burns if D.J. didn’t play his means into the ultimate group when everybody winds up Round 3 early on Sunday morning. D.J. leads the sector in strokes gained from tee to inexperienced, and it appears as if he is simply been meandering across the course for 3 days however is now in prime place to win this match for the second time in 5 years. T3. Max Homa (-7 through 13): He made a 3 on No. 10 on Saturday that made me giggle out loud. As significant as profitable the Wells Fargo Championship was for him just a few years in the past, I can not think about how necessary it will be to him to win in L.A. The sub-story right here is that Homa has quietly turned himself right into a legit contender at huge occasions almost on an extremely constant foundation.6. Patrick Cantlay (-6 through 16): It’s unsurprising that Cantlay is taking part in properly. He’s been on a great run, has a historical past right here and is an elite ball-striker. Only a handful of gamers have been higher from tee to inexperienced this week, and he is your most probably to go shoot 64 simply forward of the leaders and steal one.T12. Jordan Spieth (-4 through 15): Spieth pale a bit late on Saturday, and is in peril of ending his streak of 11 straight measured rounds by which he is gained strokes on the sector together with his iron play. It’ll take a reasonably particular Sunday (particularly together with his putter) to chase down Burns and maintain off D.J. and Cantlay, however a 3rd consecutive top-five end is unquestionably on the desk.