Highlights of Saturday's third round at the PGA Championship

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

"If we look historically back on my career, I think I will play this tournament worse than the other three majors just in the way that it's set up", he said, rather frankly, after his round. But by the start of Saturday's third round at Quail Hollow Club his expectations had been lowered.

McIlroy twice won the Wells Fargo event at Quail Hollow, but the course was made considerably more hard for the PGA. But he double bogeyed 18. He chipped down to a foot and tapped it in for his par.

"Obviously, any week you don't have a chance to win you've fallen short of where you would like to be", he said, adding that sometimes there is a silver lining in defeat.

"To be able to change that weakness into a strength is why he's so dominant", Day said. "I think I saw some highlights today", said Spieth, ranked second in the world.

The PGA Championship victor at Whistling Straits two years ago shot a 66 and was two shots behind.

As for this course, this is not an easy golf course and one can not afford to fall back too far behind. I am trying not to compound errors and it was good today, but this was the first tournament since we worked on that aspect in the last couple of weeks.

McIlroy managed to muster back-to-back birdies at the seventh and eighth (his 16th and 17th) to get back to two over and alleviate the threat of missing the cut, but he has plenty of work to do.

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The song remains the same for Rory McIlroy, and it's still off key. It was 73.6 after Round 2. McIlroy is in the group tied for 47th.

Here is everything you need to know regarding coverage, along with must-watch story lines and tee times for Saturday's third round. "I'm definitely more exhausted than if I would have played great, but I will definitely take it". I would be worn out, sore.

Phil Mickelson celebrated playing in his 100th career major, but it only last two days.

Sixteen players remained under par. So I was a little frustrated there. He didn't wait long to record his second. 15 and 17 to get back to even par for the day. He finished with a trio of birdies over the final nine holes and one bogey.

Dufner shot four under on his opening nine Friday, but he gave them all back with a five-over 40 on his inward nine.

Or Graham DeLaet's incredible tee shot off the 14th tee on the driveable 14th par four. He has never finish in the top 10 in any of the 11 he's played in.

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