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August 10 2013

6:59 PM

Third round of PGA draws to end

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- As the third round of the 95th PGA Championship winds to a conclusion, Jim Furyk and Jason Dufner continue to set the pace at Oak Hill.

Both are 8 under. Furyk has two holes remaining while Dufner has three. Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott are tied at 7 under through 16 and 15 holes, respectively.

Jonas Blixt is finished at 6 under thanks to a bogey-free 66.

Following are key developments in the final round:

6:25 p.m. ET: Steve Stricker misses a 20-footer for birdie at the 18th hole. He taps in and finishes with a round of even-par 70 and will start the final round at 5 under.

6:30 p.m. ET: After hitting three shots from the deep rough at the 16th hole, Adam Scott two-putts from 18 feet for a double bogey that drops him to 5 under.

6:31 p.m. ET: Jim Furyk has just taken the lead with a 15-footer for birdie at the 17th hole, which has been the hardest this week. He's 9 under for the tournament as he seeks what would be his second major championship.

6:33 p.m. ET: Henrik Stenson two-putts from long-distance at the 18th hole to finish off a 69 that leaves the Swede at 7 under for the tournament.

6:45 p.m. ET: Adam Scott finds the rough again at the 17th hole. He manages to hit the green with his third shot, though, and has a 15-footer -- on a similar line to Furyk's -- that he makes for a clutch par.

6:46 p.m. ET: Jason Dufner misses a 28-footer for birdie at the the 17th hole that would have pulled him into a tie with Furyk. He makes the par putt, though, and heads to the 18th.

6:47 p.m. ET: Jim Furyk misses the fairway at the 18th hole and lays up short of the green. His wedge from 90 yards lands past the hole and spins back into the front fringe. He makes the 12-footer to save par and a round of 68.

6:59 p.m. ET: Scott finds the fairway with his drive but Dufner's veers right and settles into the deep stuff. He manages to put his second shot about 100 yards short of the green while Scott's second settles pin high about 20 feet away from birdie.

Dufner hits his third shot past the pin and the ball spins back to 8 feet. Scott misses his birdie putt and ends up shooting 72 to finish at 5 under. Dufner's par putt falls in at the last minute so he finishes with a 71 and at 8 under will join Furyk in Sunday's final group.

The first three major champions of 2013 have all come from outside the final pairing.

 

 

 

 

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