Donald feeling good at Hilton Head

Luke Donald (6/4 favourite RBC Heritage outright) admits he is feeling extremely confident about his chances of RBC Heritage glory after establishing a two-shot lead going into the final round at the Harbour Town Golf Links.

The Englishman began Saturday in a tie for fourth behind overnight leaders K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin but an early eagle saw him close the gap and despite a few difficult holes towards the turn, four birdies on the back nine saw him card a 66 and finish the day on eight-under.

John Huh is currently second on the leaderboard two strokes behind, with Furyk (8/1 RBC Heritage outright), Martin, Nicholas Thompson and Charl Schwartzel a further shot back heading into Sunday.

It looks like it will be Donald’s to lose though and victory will be extremely sweet for the former world number one, having twice finished second at Hilton Head.

The 36-year-old hasn’t won in America for almost two years and his decision to remodel his swing over the last 12 months has been met with a number of raised eyebrows.

Donald has always remained upbeat about his hopes of success though but admits he will need to play even better on Sunday.

“I’ve always liked this golf course,” he said. “I’m really happy with the way I’m striking the ball. I felt like I was going to give myself a lot of chances.

“I’ve really played extremely well today. Hopefully, more of the same tomorrow. I think we’re in for a very windy day tomorrow, so I’ll need to control the ball even better.”

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