Branden Grace holds the share of the lead with Nicolas Colsaerts with one round of the Volvo Golf Champions to play

The leaders of the first and second rounds – Nicolas Colsaerts and Branden Grace respectively – are tied at the after a tough third round in the Volvo Golf Champions.

Just two shots behind in fifth place is No 596 in the Official World Golf Ranking José María Olazábal. The European Ryder Cup captain and lowest ranked player in the field is right on the heels of Colsaerts and Grace.

"There's always a chance you might not win again when your game is off," he said. "It's hard to be positive at times, but I know I can fight.

"It would mean a lot. I do have a long journey ahead of me, but I'm ready for it and want to give myself the best chance.

After a wet and wild day that saw overnight leader Grace take 75, Olazábal is only two shots off the pace at Fancourt in South Africa.

Colsaerts, at times, looked like he was playing a different course to everyone else on his way to a 4-under 69, when the field’s combined total was 81 over par.

The biggest contributor to that total was the incredibly unfortunate Pablo Martin who shot a 17 over 90. He deserves a huge amount of credit if he even bothers to rock up to the tee box tomorrow.

Another man to have a very good round was Masters champion Charl Schwartzel. His 5-under 68 put him just one shot behind the leaders with a round to play.

It’s always interesting to see how when the golf gets really tough, the cream tends to rise to the top; there are seven Major winners in the top 10 going into the final round.

Player Score
Volvo Golf Champions Third Round Leaderboard
Nicolas Colsaerts -10
Branden Grace -10
Charl Schwartzel -9
Retief Goosen -9
Jose Maria Olazabal -8
Louis Oosthuizen -7
Padraig Harrington -7
Ernie Els -6
Paul Lawrie -5
Alex Noren -5