KAPALUA, Hawaii — Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan made their moves on different parts of the Plantation Course on Sunday and wound up in the same spot – tied for the lead going into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Matsuyama matched the best score of the week at Kapalua with a 7-under 66, making four birdies over the final six holes and ending another strong day with a delicate chip down the slope to a fast green to 2 feet on the par-5 18th.

Walker looked as if he might end this on Sunday, just like most PGA Tour events, even though this was the third round. He made four birdies in a six-hole stretch to close out the front nine and had a two-shot lead heading to the back nine but then had to settle for pars. He two-putted for birdie from just off the green on the 18th for a 67.

Matsuyama and Walker were at 17-under 202.

They had a two-shot lead over Bae Sang-Moon (69) and Patrick Reed (68), who like Walker is looking for his fourth PGA Tour win in the last 17 months.

Brendon Todd (69) and Russell Henley (70) were three shots back.

Henley was among four players tied for the lead going into Sunday and played reasonably well except for a few mistakes. One was a chip on the reachable sixth hole, which moved about 5 feet and just onto the green, leaving a fast putt. He three-putted, turning birdie into bogey.

Defending champion Zach Johnson, also tied for the lead entering the round, took double bogey on the par-5 fifth hole and didn’t have much go his way in a 73 that put him six back.

The first PGA Tour event of the year doesn’t have a cast of stars, with Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Martin Kaymer staying home, though the co-leaders going into the Monday finish are examples of why it’s getting tougher to win on the PGA Tour.

Walker is going for his fourth victory since his inaugural win at the Frys.com Open to start the 2013-14 season, and he was among the few bright spots in a U.S. loss at the Ryder Cup last September. A victory would make him only the fifth player to win at both courses on the Hawaii swing.

Matsuyama is the first rookie to win the Japan Golf Tour money list, played in the Masters twice as an amateur, and had a breakthrough win last year at the Memorial.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title with a brilliant birdie on the first playoff hole as Charl Schwartzel let a five-shot overnight lead slip away at the South African Open in Johannesburg.

Schwartzel (74) finished terribly, with two bogeys and a double-bogey in his last five holes, to fall back to 11-under 277 and allow Sullivan (67) a chance at victory in the playoff.