Round 3 PGA Championship

Tiger Woods takes a two stroke lead going into the final round tomorrow. Paddy Harrignton and Y.E. Yang are T2 at 6 under par. Henrik Stenson and Lucas Glover are 4 under par at T4. Ernie Els and Soren Kjeldsen hold down the T6 position at 3 under par. Five players are T8 at 2 under those being; Alvaro Quiros, John Rollins, Martin Kaymer, Ross Fisher and Brendon Jones. That is the top 10 as those at 1 under are T13.

Since Y.E. Yang finished before Paddy he will be playing in the final group with Tiger. They have yet to make an official posting but I believe it will be Harrington and Stenson, Glover and Els, Kjeldsen and Quiros, Rollins and Kaymer then Fisher and Jones.

Richard Sterne had to withdraw with a hand injury bringing the total of withdrawals up to three, along with Paul Casey (ribs) and John Daly (back).

The biggest movers up the leaderboard were Retief Goosen (36 positions) and John Rollins (30 positions) and down the leaderboard were Grant Sturgeon (57 positions) and J.J. Henry (49 positions). The toughest hole has been 12 with 27 doubles and 161 bogeys’.

Tiger’s putter wasn’t as hot today although he nearly had a bogey free round, the one stumble was on 4 but he did birdie 2 and 14 to post a 1 under par 71. The hot hand today was Y.E. Yang who matched Tiger’s opening round 5 under par 67 Yang had 6 birdies and one bogey on the par 3, 13th. Padraig went into 18 with 4 birdies on his card but bogeyed the final hole for a 3 under par 69. Stenson had a good day after opening with a bogey on 1 he put together 5 birdies for a nice round of 68. Tiger has never lost a major with a 54 hole lead but several players are doing well including Yang, Harrington, Stenson and Lucas Glover has been the model of consistency with 71/70/71 if he can put together a low round tomorrow while the rest play at or near par he could walk away the winner. Never know what may happen in the last round. Woods determination has been well documented throughout the years though and his record speaks for itself.

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