By Aglaia Staff

Jim Furyk sank long putts on the final two holes to grab a one-stroke lead over fellow American Jason Dufner after Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship.

Furyk, whose lone major title came at the 2003 US Open, made a 14-foot birdie putt at the 17th hole and sank a 10-foot par putt from the greenside fringe at the 18th to finish a two-under par 68 and stand on nine-under par 201 after 54 holes at Oak Hill Country Club.

“That was big,” Furyk said of his par save. “It’s a nice way to finish the day.”

 

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Dufner was one stroke back on 202 with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson on 203, Swede Jonas Blixt fourth on 204 after the day’s only bogey-free round at 66, and Masters champion Adam Scott sharing fifth with American Steve Stricker on 205.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy and England’s Lee Westwood, seeking his first major title in his 62nd try after a fistful of near misses, were together in seventh on 207.

In his quest for a second major championship Scott fired a two-over par 72 third round to be five-under for the tournament. Marc Leishman and Jason Day are the next best Australians at even par in a tie for 21st.

 

 

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