It was a tough day for the Irish at the Honda Classic at the PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion Course in Palm Beach with both Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington well down the field after third round play.

Harrington shot a two over par 72 to go four over par for the tournament, while McIlroy carded a five over par 75, dropping five shots in four holes on the back nine, including a triple bogey 6 at the par 3 15th.

Camillo Villegas has led from start and shot a three under par 67 to go 11 under par for the tournament, three shots ahead of Nathan Green and Vijay Singh.