Furyk Heads Into Sunday with One-Stroke Lead at Oak Hill
(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Jim Furyk leads the PGA Championship after shooting a 2-under, 68 Saturday at Oak Hill.
Furyk is 9-under for the tournament and holds a one-stroke lead over Jason Dufner.
Furyk started off the day poorly, bogeying two of his first three holes, but had five birdies over his final 15, giving him his first major tournament lead heading into a Sunday since last year’s US Open.
“I’ve been very relaxed this week and felt very calm out there,” Furyk said. “Even when I haven’t hit good shots I haven’t let it bother me at all. I think that’s why like on a bad start today I was able to comeback and turn it into a good round.”
Jason Dufner, who broke the course record with a 7-under, 63 yesterday, shot 1-over for the day and is 8-under for the tournament.
“I think I had 25 or 26 putts yesterday,” Dufner said when comparing his round Friday with his round Saturday. “Looking at this sheet I got 33. I don’t see much diffence between the two days besides having seven or eight more putts today.”
Henrik Stenson is two shots off the lead and fellow Swede Jonas Blixt shot a 4-under, 66 putting him three shots back.
Tiger Woods shot a 3-over, 73 and is 4-over for the tournament.
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