August 10 2013
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Jonas Blixt, playing in just his second career major championship, carded a bogey-free 66 Saturday. Since 1991, only two players who have had such limited major championship experience have posted a bogey-free round on the weekend at a PGA Championship. Last year at Kiawah Island, while playing in his second major, Blake Adams posted a bogey-free final round; and in 2010 at Whistling Straits Jason Day, also playing in his second major, carded a bogey-free third round.
· Friday, K.J. Choi had a big jump up the leaderboard. Saturday, it was Dustin Johnson’s turn. Johnson moved up 51 places and into ninth place. His climb up the board is the third time in a PGA Championship third round someone has had a leap at least this large. In 2001, Mike Weir bettered his position by 51 spots at Landmark Golf Club, and in 1990 David Frost moved up 55 spots at Shoal Creek Golf Club.
· After three rounds, Tiger Woods stands in 48th place and Phil Mickelson in 74th. In just two other tournaments as professionals on the PGA TOUR have both Woods and Mickelson stood 48th or worse after three rounds of the event. In the 2005 PLAYERS Championship, Mickelson was 50th and Woods 71st; and at the 2002 British Open Woods was 67th and Mickelson 72nd.