Justin Rose: WGC joint leader tips himself for shot at US PGA

Justin Rose
Rose made four birdies in the last six holes
Bridgestone Invitational third-round leaderboard
-9 J Rose (Eng), J Furyk (US); -7 S Lowry (Ire); -5 H Stenson (Swe), I Poulter (Eng), B Watson (US), S Bowditch (Aus); -4 G McDowell (NI), R Streb (US), B Koepka (US).

England's Justin Rose believes he can win his second major title at the US PGA Championship next week.

The 2013 US Open winner, 35, fired a 63 to claim a share of the lead after the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

Rose carded seven birdies, including four in the last six holes, to finish nine-under par alongside American Jim Furyk, who returned a 69.

Asked if his form pointed towards a second major title, he replied: "Yes."

Rose added: "At least I am knocking on that door a little bit again, which is nice."

Ireland's Shane Lowry (67) is two off the lead and England's Ian Poulter is four behind after carding a 65.

Rose had carded 17 pars and one bogey in a second round of 71 in Akron, extending an unwelcome run without a birdie to 30 holes as he started the day six shots off the lead.

However, he made amends in sublime fashion, with several superb shots including a 10-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole and a 40-foot birdie putt to finish.

World number two Jordan Spieth has much work to do if he is to claim a victory on Sunday and replace Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy at the top of the rankings. The 22-year-old carded a double bogey on the 18th to shoot 72 and is nine shots off the lead.

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