Grading the third round of the PGA Championship
Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy get high marks for their Saturday performance. Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods do not.
The story of the day on Saturday was how much more difficult Oak Hill played for the third round of the PGA Championship. David Feherty referred to the course as "an old lady who found her teeth" which evokes all kinds of unfortunate visions but he was kind of right.
The wind picked up and the course dried out and we got the Oak Hill everyone expected to see all week. The one that produced only four men under par total in each of its first two PGA Championships.
Of the leaders on Friday night, only Jim Furyk (68) and Henrik Stenson (69) broke par on Saturday. You know what that means? We could be in for chaos on Sunday.
There are currently seven golfers within six strokes of Jim Furyk's lead and all seven of them are world class. Jason Dufner, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Jonas Blixt, and Steve Stricker -- these are folks you know, yes?
Not a Shaun Micheel to be found this year at Oak Hill.
So I think we're in for a fantastic finish on Sunday but first let's hand out some grades for Saturday's performances:
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