Sports

Ian Poulter plays bogey-free and builds 3-shot lead at Honda Classic

  • Ian Poulter looks at his line on the second green during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Ian Poulter looks at his line on the second green during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson leaves the first tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1,  2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Phil Mickelson leaves the first tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Patrick Reed tees off on the fourth tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Patrick Reed tees off on the fourth tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

Ian Poulter played bogey-free in the rain-softened conditions of PGA National for a 4-under 66 to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic.

The third round was washed out Saturday because of nearly 5 inches of rain that toppled a few trees and flooded the bunkers. Players headed right back out to play as many holes as they could Sunday afternoon. The tournament concludes Monday.

Poulter rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on his opening hole and never came seriously close to dropping a shot. He was at 9-under 201.

Padraig Harrington started poorly and salvaged a 1-over 71, including a par on the 18th hole after hitting into the water. Patrick Reed had a 70. They were three shots behind.