Top-ranked Tiger Woods stood on one-under 215 after 54 holes, leaving him in a share of fourth after three rounds, three off the pace.
Defending champion Tiger Woods carded a 73 in difficult conditions, and despite the over-par round jumped 28 places into a share of 25th at the USD 9 million PGA Tour event. Woods won this title for the seventh time last year.
Rahil Gangjee had moved to tied fourth after two birdies in the first seven holes on the second day but slipped out of contention after a double bogey in the back-nine left him with a card of even-par 72.
Rahil Gangjee, who was placed tied 15th, is three behind the leader Hiroshi Iwata (68) of Japan at the end of the first round of the 36-hole qualifier.
Anirban Lahiri, who enjoyed a dream debut at The Open Championship in 2012, is eager to relive those memories all over again, having made his impression by firing an ace in the third round before going on to finish tied 31st.
Shiv Kapur had just one birdie and one bogey in his first 15 as he struggled to hole his birdie putts. Then he found three in a row and climbed up. Gaganjeet Bhullar, inside top-10 at one stage in the tournament at the halfway stage slipped in third and went down further in the final round.
Russell Henley had parred his final three holes after a double bogey at the par-three 15th to close out a two-over par 72 and finish the tournament on eight-under 272.
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has proven to be tough to catch. Ever since he blew a four-shot lead at the Masters three years ago, he has converted every 54-hole lead into a win.
Tiger Woods was just inside the top 10 when he ended his round - more than two hours before Rory McIlroy teed off in the third round. Woods wound up in a tie for 17th, seven shots behind.
The 23-year-old Delhi golfer broke into a wide smile and his friends celebrated in joy as Rashid launched his Asian tour career in style.
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