McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after sinking a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in LouisvilleBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his one-shot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday. In pursuit of a third consecutive victory on the PGA Tour, McIlroy fended off a series of challenges to keep his position at the top of a tightly congested leaderboard as he posted a 13-under total of 200 in the year's fourth and final major. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, one of six players who held at least a share of the lead in a wildly fluctuating third round, was alone in second place after matching the day's best score with a 65.


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Golf-PGA Championship scores

Aug 9 (Infostrada Sports) – Scores from the PGA Championship at the par-71 course on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky 200 Rory McIlroy (Britain) 66 67 67 201 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 68 68 65 202 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 69 66 67 203 Jason Day (Australia) 69 65 69 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 69 67 67 204 Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 67 68 69 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 70 67 67 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 66 71 67 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 65 70 69 205 Graham DeLaet (Canada) 69 68 68 Steve Stricker (U.S.) 69 68 68 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 69 70 66 206 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 66 68 72 Kevin Chappell (U.S. …

McIlroy shoots 67 to maintain 1-shot lead at PGA

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? As Rory McIlroy watched the ball drop into the cup on his final stroke of the day, he pumped his right fist and managed a slight grin.


McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after sinking a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in LouisvilleBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his one-shot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday. A stroke in front overnight heading into what is traditionally known as 'Moving Day', the British Open champion birdied three of the last four holes on a receptive, rain-sodden Valhalla Golf Club layout to card a four-under-par 67. McIlroy, who is in pursuit of a third consecutive victory on the PGA Tour, fended off a series of challenges to keep his position at the top of a tightly congested leaderboard as he posted a 13-under total of 200 in the year's fourth and final major. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, one of six players who held at least a share of the lead in a wildly fluctuating third round, was alone in second place after matching the day's best score with a 65.


Golf-McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla

* McIlroy cards four-under 67 to stay top * Austrian Wiesberger rockets into second with 65 * Birdies galore in third round at wet Valhalla (Updates at end of round) By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his one-shot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday. …

Golf-PGA Championship third-round leaderboard

(Updates with latest scores) LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Latest third-round leaderboard at the 96th PGA Championship being played at Valhalla Golf Club on Saturday (U.S. …