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Round Three of the PGA Championship

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Round three of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club is in the books and there's a new name atop the leaderboard, Jim Furyk.

Players tried to make their move up the leaderboard Saturday, heading into Sunday's final round. Not the case for Phil Mickelson. He's had a tough go at it this week. A 78 has "Lefty" at 10 over for the tournament. Tiger Woods is going backwards too. A 73 has him at +4. Defending champ Rory McIlroy however did make a move.

McIlroy birdied his final two holes, to finish with a 67 and is three under heading into the final round.

Jim Furyk's five birdies to go along with three boggies for his round to get to nine under par and the lead heading into the final day.

After shooting a course record 63 on Friday, Jason Dufner fell back a bit with a boggy and a double boggy. But two birdies has Dufner still near the top, a stroke back of Furyk at 8 under par.

As for Tiger...it just wasn't his day.

"Well, I didn't start off very good and I didn't finish very good," said Tiger Woods after his third round. "So, um, the bookends weren't very good and then the middle part I was grinding just kinda hang in there around par. It's just one of those weeks where I didn't quite hit it well enough, and didn't make enough putts."

A nice little side story, local pro Rob Horak got to play the third round because there was an odd number of players that made the cut. Horak is an instructor at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor

The Final Round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club gets underway Sunday morning.

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