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Jim Furyk Takes Lead at the PGA Championship as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Continue to Struggle

After three rounds complete at the PGA Championship, we have our leader sitting at nine under par and his last name is not Woods or Mickelson.

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It is the veteran Jim Furyk that has found his way to the top of the leader board this weekend.  Now his lead is only one stroke and with players such as Jason Dufner, who earlier this week tied the course record with a field low score of 63, his lead can not be taken lightly.

As for the two odds on favorites to win this tournament, Tiger and Phil, they have had no such luck with Oak Hill Country Club.  Neither Woods nor Mickelson have managed to break par this weekend and are more than likely not going to be in contention on Sunday.  For Tiger this is just another missed opportunity that the once dominant player let slip away.  He has now gone five straight season with out winning one of the four major tournaments if his score holds true at plus three.  Phil on the other hand has even more work to do than Tiger and has all but packed it in as far as this tournament is concerned.  He posted his worst score of the weekend at 78 and is now ten over par for the tournament.

Whether Furyk will hold on or not is up in the air but one thing is for sure.  Not much should be expected from the fourteen time major winner in Tiger Woods.  His most infamous stat other than his major victories is the stat that he has never won a major when trailing going into Sunday.  You can see the the final round of the PGA Championship tomorrow on TNT from 11 am to 2 pm.  Coverage will then switch to CBS from 2 pm until the conclusion of the tournament.

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