Sunday, 10 August 2008

US PGA Championship Round 3 Part Deux

The third round finally finished a little while ago. "The Monster" is playing easier today, apparently playing 2 shots easier than earlier in the tournament.

British Open champion, Padraig Harrington, was the story of the third round restart. Resuming at level par for the round after 8 holes, Harrington signed for a superb 66, propelling himself up the leaderboard (I'd like to say I told you so!!). He now lies joint fourth with the impressively steady Charlie Wi and the lurking Sergio Garcia.

All three are just 3 shots adrift of the new leader, Ben Curtis, who hit a solid 68 to take over from J.B. Holmes. Curtis, the 2003 British Open champion, will be anxious to shake off the "one hit wonder" tag. He has led tournaments after 54 holes three times before and won twice, and as Meatloaf might say, that ain't bad! However, he backed into the British Open win in 2003, so it will be interesting to see how he copes from the front in this major.

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