Simpson remains in front in Vegas after 67


Despite an early stumble out of the gate, Webb Simpson righted the ship in time to rebuild his sizeable lead in Las Vegas. Here's how things shape up heading into the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Simpson holds a four-shot advantage as he closes in on his first PGA Tour win in more than a year:

Leaderboard: Webb Simpson (-19), Chesson Hadley (-15), Jeff Overton (-14), Jason Bohn (-13), Ryan Moore (-12), Ryo Ishikawa (-12), William McGirt (-12)

What it means: Beginning the day with a four-shot lead, Simpson was caught by Bohn after just three holes. The former U.S. Open champ bounced back quickly, though, carding birdies on Nos. 4-5 and adding four more birdies across his inward half. As a result, he remains separated from the field as he looks to hoist a trophy for the first time since his breakthrough win at Olympic last summer.

Round of the day: After battling injury and poor play during the 2013 season, O'Hair put himself in position for his first top-10 finish since the 2012 Greenbrier Classic with an 8-under 63 in Saturday's third round. O'Hair began with three birdies across his first four holes and ended with a flurry, playing his final five holes in 5-under, a stretch that was sparked by an eagle at the par-4 15th hole.

Best of the rest: Still looking for his first career victory, McGirt gave himself a chance thanks to a 7-under 64 Saturday at TPC Summerlin. He got off to a slow start, playing the first six holes in even par, but sparked his round with a hole-out from 159 yards for eagle at the par-4 seventh hole. McGirt then birdied five of his final 10 holes, and at -12 is among a large pack of players seven shots behind Simpson with one round to go.

Biggest disappointment: After his opening round of 60, J.J. Henry appeared poised to claim his third career PGA Tour title this week in Las Vegas. Since then, though, the Texan has failed to break 70, carding a 1-under 70 after an even-par 71 in the second round. While those around him were going low, Henry managed only three total birdies during the third round, and as a result dropped back into a tie for fifth, seven shots off the pace.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: All eyes will be on Simpson, as he looks to convert a 54-hole lead for just the second time on the PGA Tour. The former U.S. Open champ will likely be buoyed by the fact that the group chasing him are largely players in search of their first PGA Tour win, with the notable exception of Moore, the event's defending champion. With ideal conditions again expected Sunday, though, the winner will likely need birdies early and often to claim the trophy.

Shot of the day: In need of a spark to separate himself from the chase pack, Hadley found it at the par-5 16th hole. After his layup left him 100 yards from the hole, the winner of last month's Tour Championship holed his wedge for an eagle to move to within three shots of Simpson. He'll now join the former major winner in Sunday's final pairing.