Watney Takes The Lead

After two days of fog and delays the outright leader of the USPGA Championship after three rounds is Nick Watney. He will take a three shot lead into the final round of the Major at Whistling Straits.

As the weekend commenced the weather took a turn for the better as the sun beamed down on the Wisconsin golf course. This allowed for play to get back to normal and the players to enjoy near perfect golfing conditions.

Watney was the man to take advantage by carding a 66 to take his place on top of the leader board for the first time this week. The American carded eight birdies in a round that saw just one bogey which unfortunately happened in front of the club house on the 18th.

The round of the day was not to be taken by Watney though as Chinas Liang Wen-chong produced a fantastic round of 64 to break the course record. The record breaking round jumped Liang up to joint fourth and will leave him with his eyes firmly set on catching the leader.

Liang cannot hold the title of shot of the day though, that award goes firmly to Tom Lehman who hit a hole in one on the long par three 17th.
Rory McIlroy finds himself still well in contention to land his first major after carding an impressive round of 67.

“I putted really well from inside ten feet to keep the momentum going,” he told Sky Sports. “The par saves were huge.

“This is the first time I’ve really been in contention (in a major) going into the final day and if I play as well as I did today I’ll have a good chance.

“I feel as if I’ve got to shoot something in the mid-60s, but you never know. You could go out and shoot a great score and Nick plays well and that’s it.”

The third round saw another repeat of Tiger Woods current from as he failed to make a stand in the Championship and try claw his way up the leader board. He is currently 10 shots of the leader and lies in 31st place.

“No matter how good you hit it, you’ve still got to make putts,” Woods said. “I didn’t do that today.”