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A mini-meltdown for Brooke Henderson at 4. From the side of the par-five green, she thins what appears a simple chip through the green and into a bunker. Short-sided, she takes two splashes to get out, and two putts later walks off with a double-bogey seven. Watching on, Nelly Korda, who calmly clips her chip close, then makes the birdie putt. A huge three-shot swing in the blink of an eye, and this tournament is firmly in Korda’s control.

-12: Korda (4)
-9: Im (4), Ryu (4)
-8: Ciganda (5), Stark (5), Henderson (4)

Just behind those leaders: Carlota Ciganda. The 33-year-old Spaniard already has a couple of tied-fourth finishes in this competition, in 2013 and 2019, and ended last year’s edition just outside the top ten. She’s making a late run for glory this week: having opened her final round with a bogey, Ciganda has just birdied 3, 4 and 5 to haul herself up to -8, just three off the pace. How she’ll be ruing her opening round of 75, and specifically the first 12 holes, which she played on Thursday in five over par. Since then she’s been as good as anyone out there: 67, 68 and now today’s fast start. Ciganda in the hunt for her maiden major.

Here we go, then … and the early play has seen some significant movement at the top of the leader board. The third-round leader Ryu Hae-ran suffered the coldest of starts: a bogey-bogey opening that toppled the 23-year-old South Korean from the top. She’s been replaced there by the world number one Nelly Korda, moving in the right direction after birdie at 3. Brooke Henderson meanwhile has repaired the damage of bogey at 2 with a bounceback birdie at 3. So as the tale of the final round begins to unfold, here’s what the very top of the leader board looks like now …

-11: Korda (3)
-10: Henderson (3)
-9: Im (4), Ryu (3)


If Nelly Korda wins the Chevron Championship today, she’ll become just the third player in history to win five consecutive titles on the LPGA Tour. She’d be in elite company if she does so, alongside two genuine legends of the sport in Nancy Lopez (who first completed the feat in 1978) and Annika Sörenstam (who matched it in 2005). History – plus the small matter of a second major on her resumé after the 2022 PGA – beckons for the current world number one.

She’s got a fair bit of competition in the first women’s major of the year, though, not least from Brooke Henderson, who carded a best-of-week 64 in the third round to shoot herself into serious contention. Korda and Henderson are both on the shoulder of Ryu Hae-ran, who is chasing her major breakthrough. Meanwhile Atthaya Thitikul – who led overnight after yesterday’s third round was suspended by lightning – made three consecutive bogeys when completing her round this morning to slip back into the pack. But all is not yet lost for the up-and-coming Thai star. Here’s what the top of leader board looked like after the completion of the third round …

-11: Ryu Hae-ran
-10: Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda
-8: Maja Stark, Im Jin-hee, Atthaya Thitikul
-7: Minami Katsu
-6: Carlota Ciganda, Nasa Hataoka, Lauren Coughlin
-5: Jiyai Shin, Esther Henseleit, Yealimi Noh, Lydia Ko, Weiwei Zhang

… and we’ll catch up on events when the fourth-round coverage from The Woodlands in Texas begins at 7pm BST. It’s on!

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