Noren targets PGA breakthrough

28 January 2018 19:10:16 GMTPlus11

Swede Alex Noren has his sights set on a first win on the PGA Tour after securing a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Noren recorded a 69 in round three at Torrey Pines to move to the top of the leaderboard, although he has plenty of company as there are a further ten players within three shots of the lead.

It's a tough day tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to it.

Alex Noren

However, Noren, who has ten European Tour victories to his name, appears to be clam and composed for what could be a big day in his career in the United States.

He told reporters: "All I'm trying to do is play some good golf and my goal is to win a tournament.

"I've dreamt of winning on the US Tour. It's a tough day tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to it.

"To win would be very, very big for my confidence, I think. Playing around these courses - we're going to have the U.S. Open here in a few years - it would be massive.

"I'm going to play in a lot of tournaments over here until the US Open, just to get used to the conditions with three Majors played over here. More than anything just to try to get used to the conditions."

Noren is priced at 21.00 to win the Farmers Insurance Open, with Jason Day available at 1.01 and Justin Rose 1001.00.

Both Day and Rose start the final round three shots adrift of Noren.

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