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Live Reporting

Jonathan Jurejko, Ben Dirs and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Righto, that's us for the night. Night.

  2. Leader reaction

    Rory McIlroy on his round of 67: "It really was a gutsy performance. I felt like every time I made a birdie I made a bogey. But I'm really happy with how I finished again, it was really strong and it puts me in a great position.

    "I knew there were guys ahead of me making birdies and it gives me a lot of confidence knowing that if I get challenged and people put the pressure on I am able to respond like I did today. If I can keep playing well and staying mentally strong, there is another major to maybe come my way."

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    Rickie Fowler, -11 and two off the lead: "That was a good, clean, solid Saturday. I had a good sense of the speed today on the greens and I felt in control of the swing. It'll be fun tomorrow."

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    Jay Townsend

    Former European Tour golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

    McIlroy is the class of the field. We've said several times this week he should win. If he plays well he should win. If he plays his best he should win by five or six.

  5. Par-five form

    Rory McIlroy

    There are only three par fives on this Valhalla course and they will likely prove vital in deciding who lands the bounty.

    Rory McIlroy is six under par for his nine attempts so far. Bern Wiesberger is level par for the par five drags and Rickie fowler is -7.

  6. Post update

    That was some day's golf - and tomorrow promises to be an absolute ripsnorter. There are 18 players within six shots of the lead, there will be bullets flying all over the place tomorrow until there is one man standing. McIlroy and Wiesberger will be the final group out, with Fowler and Mickelson up ahead of them. Europeans in the mix, other than the leading two, are Nordic pair Henrik Stenson and Mikko Ilonen (-9), Wales' Jamie Donaldson (-8) and England's Lee Westwood (-7).

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    Jay Townsend

    Former European Tour golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

    That was Tiger-esque from Rory. He didn't play that well and he's got a one-shot lead.

  8. McIlroy birdies last for 67 and lead on -13

    McIlroy to putt first - IN! That's the outright lead heading into the final day, courtesy of a round of 67. The Northern Irishman is one ahead of Austria's Bernd Wiesberger, with whom he'll play on Sunday. Day prods his birdie putt home, moves to -10 courtesy of a round of 69.

  9. A breakthrough day?

    Bernd Wiesberger reacts to his round of 65: "It's huge. I felt really well out there, really calm and I hit a great tee shot on the first which calmed the nerves. I'm really proud of how I put myself into this competition. I know I belong out there with the guys and can compete."

    Wiesberger carded three successive birdies to close and finish on 12 under.

  10. Post update

    The most remarkable part about Wiesberger's performance so far this week is that his birdie at 18 today was his first on the par fives. Here's McIlroy from the sand and he's got a makeable birdie putt. Day's escape is a touch closer, both have six or seven footers for birdie...

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    Day finds the bunker front right with his second at 18, here's Rory... same again, but they've both got plenty of green to work with.

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    Here's Palmer with that saver and it's a doozy, the man from Amarillo is in with a 69 for nine under par and a tie for fifth. Furyk makes par at the last for a disappointing 72 and seven under overall, he got a bit creaky down the stretch.

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    It's all gone wrong for Ryan Palmer on 18 - he muffs his first chip from the fluff, meaning he's still got plenty of work to do to save par. Here he is again... races it seven feet past, got a knee-knocker for par....

  14. Third time lucky for Wiesberger?

    Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, with no major pedigree to speak of, has two second-place finishes in 2014 on the European Tour. Could Sunday at Valhalla be third time lucky this season?

    The Austrian is level with Rory McIlroy on -12, with the Open champion on the par-five 18th.

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    Day and McIlroy don't mess about on the 18th tee, both high and mighty and straight...

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    Not a pleasant shot for Palmer, feet on the edge of a bunker, ball above the feet, and he sprays a hybrid right of the green. In case you were wondering what happened to Jim Furyk, he bogeyed 15 and 16 and is the only man not under par today out of the top 40-odd players. That said, he's still seven under.

  17. Post update

    Ilonen can only make five at the last but that's a 69 to go with a 67 and a 68 and the Finn is nine under. Day makes par at 17, stays nine under. McIlroy putting uphill, left to right, from about 25 feet. Leaves it a couple of feet left but stays joint leader on -12.

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    Fowler's longun on 18 comes up a couple of revolutions short but that's a birdie for a round of 67 and 11 under. Fowler is looking to make it four top-five finishes in the majors this season.

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    Day with 158 yards left at 17 and that's pretty ordinary from where he was. McIlroy is in sand out left but that's a peach of an escape, middle of the green.

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    Palmer chipping on at 17, leaves it five feet short... leaves his par putt a shade right, drops to -9. Fowler with his second on 18, ball below the feet... terrific effort, he's got a longun for eagle and a share of the lead...

  21. Wiesberger (18) & McIlroy (16) lead on -12

    Palmer overcooks his approach at 17, Wiesberger almost holes his chip at 18. He'll tap that in for a round of 65 and the joint lead, with McIlroy, on -12. That's also the joint best of the day with Hunter Mahan. Mickelson almost holed his monster but taps in for birdie for a round of 67 and 10 under.

  22. Bernd who?

    Bernd Wiesberger
  23. McIlroy leads on -12

    Mickelson hits a glorious hybrid into the 18th, he's got a monster uphill for eagle. Wiesberger with a poor swing but if he gets up and down from there, that's still a birdie. McIlroy pops in for birdie on 16, grabs the outright lead on 12 under.

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    Jay Townsend

    Former European Tour golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

    Bernd Wiesberger's not afraid to win I can tell you that. I saw him decimate the field in Korea.

    The Austrian won his first European Tour title by five shots in 2012.

  25. Post update

    Wiesberger gets chocs away down the 18th, Mickelson pushes his drive right into the short rough. Fowler makes par at 17, he stays one off the lead, although that's about to be two. Day has plenty to do to make par after his third...

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    Palmer leaves his birdie putt left of the hole at 16 but taps in to stay one off the lead. Day has got 255 yards to go at 16 and he's going with an iron. Comes up short, maybe should have gone with the old hybrid. McIlroy is slap-bang in the middle of the fairway, he's only got a nine iron - you have to say that's magnificent, stiffs it to two feet. That for the outright lead...

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    Palmer into 16, from 190 yards, he's got a 12-footer for birdie. Ilonen with a blind second into 17 and that's not half bad, just a touch long. McIlroy slaps another beauty down the middle at 16, Day is in Robin Hood country... but gets a lucky bounce out...

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    Mickelson only makes par at 17 to stay nine under but he and Wiesberger have got eagle chances at 18 and should make birdies if they get their drives away.

  29. Wiesberger & McIlroy lead on -11

    DeLaet for birdie at 18 and he's missed that by the width of a fag paper, that's a round of 68 for the Canadian for eight under. Lordy, lordy, look at this from Wiesberger - he's stuck his second on 17 to within six inches of the hole and will nick the outright lead on 11 under... SCRATCH THAT! McIlroy joins him on 11 under with a 12-foot birdie putt at 15... Day misses his, stays -10...

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    Steve Stricker could be playing his way into Tom Watson's Ryder Cup team - currently a US vice-captain, he's birdied 16 to get to seven under par. Jason Day and McIlroy safely on in two at 15, chances for birdies and the outright lead...

  31. G-Mac optimistic about Ryder Cup berth

    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell, Europe's Ryder Cup hero in 2010, says he has no doubts over his place on the team for Gleneagles next month.

    "I want to be in the automatic spots if I can. I'll be out there all guns blazing tomorrow and Ryder Cup is of course very important to me," McDowell tells BBC Radio 5 Live.

    "I'm not uncomfortable. I'm optimistic about the way I'm playing, I'm optimistic about finishing in the automatic spots and I'm optimistic about a pick. I hope to be there in some shape or form. I've showed the captain I'm playing well, so I'll keep some energy in the tank and hopefully get the call up."

    McDowell is currently in the team via the world points list, though Luke Donald and Stephen Gallacher are hunting the Northern Irishman and Jamie Donaldson, currently the final two in the nine automatic places.

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    England's Chris Wood tweets: Played better than -1 today. Course was a little wet! There's a score out there for me tomorrow...

    Wood, from Bristol, is four under for the championship.

  33. Post update

    Ilonen playing into 16 and it comes up short and rolls away. Stenson up the hill for eagle at the last... drifts right but that's a round of 67 for -9 and a share of the clubhouse lead.

  34. Wiesberger, Fowler, Palmer, McIlroy & Day lead on -10

    Bernd Wiesberger

    Bernd Wiesberger has not been overawed by playing in the company of Mickelson today, he's just knocked in a birdie on 16 to make it a five-way tie for the lead. McIlroy saves par at 14, stays -10, as does Day. Water down the right on 15 and Day finds sand off the tee. McIlroy going with the big boy and that's a monster...

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    PGA professional Graham Fox tweets: I thought golf was hard until I delivered my baby girl on the bathroom floor today all by myself. Claire was immense. I was sweating bullets.

  36. Post update

    Canada's Graham DeLaet has been flying under the radar all week but he's just birdied 16 to get to eight under. Mickelson makes that birdie at 16, he's now nine under, one off the lead and hurtling towards the clubhouse like a man on fire.

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    Mickelson has got things going on and here he is with a crackerjack approach at 16, chance for a third straight birdie. Westwood makes the most of a fine bunker shot at 18, popping in for birdie, a round of 69 and -7 overall. He's not out of this by any means.

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    Rory McIlroy

    Ilonen on 15, 173 to the flag, safe as houses. Day on tee at the 204-yard 14th... all over the pin and 15 fete past. Fowler for birdie at 15, leaves it a touch left, stays -10. McIlroy struggling to hold this together at the moment, he's tugged his tee shot left at 14.

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    John McEnerney: Turning out to be a cracker of a Major, Top players playing some top golf also making mistakes which is keeping it interesting!

    The Pete: I'm trying to think of a sportsman and a phrase more associated than Lee Westwood and 'good putt, just missed'. Is there one?

    Lee Cattermole, yellow card?

  40. Fowler, Palmer, McIlroy & Day lead on -10


    Day with a nice wedge into the 13th, another putting contest with McIlroy. As I write there are 31 players within five shots of the lead - if they're not too nasty with the pin positions tomorrow, any one of them could still win this. McIlroy misses that birdie putt, lips out, and he's in danger of being swallowed up down the back nine. Day makes his birdie putt to join a four-way tie for the lead, Stenson birdies 17 to get back to eight under.

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    Fowler for birdie on 14 and the outright lead... hits it too hard, stays 10 under. Ilonen with a chance to join the lead but his birdie putt on 14 stays a whisker left. McIlroy on tee at 12, going with iron. Nailed it. Palmer at the short 14th, right at the pin, right in the bunker. McIlroy at 13, leaves himself an eight-footer for birdie. Mickelson in with back-to-back birdies at 14 and 15, he's two off the lead.

  42. Post update

    Iain Carter

    BBC Sport's golf correspondent at Valhalla

    Rory's irritated, he's angry, he's dropped a shot and he's no longer the outright leader. He's showing signs of his anger and we didn't see much of that at the Open.

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    Lee Westwood

    Westwood for a bird on 17, leaves it a couple of feet right. Ilonen on tee at the par-three 14th and that's spot-on, despite his flinch after he hit it.

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    McIlroy almost sinks his fourth but that's a shot gone and he drops back into a share of the lead with Fowler and Palmer. The not-so-wee man any more rams his putter into this bag and curses and hopes for better things on the 13th. Day makes par, stays -9.

  45. Post update

    Jason Day very nearly chips in at 12 but he's got a knee-knocker coming back for par. McIlroy has fluffed his effort, he's not in complete control at the moment...

  46. Oosthuizen clubhouse leader, -9

    Louis Oosthuizen

    Rory on 12, from a similar spot to Day... tries to draw it round the trees but gets a flyer and overcooks it. Oosthuizen for eagle at 18, leaves himself a six-footer for birdie and a round of 66. Makes it, he has the clubhouse lead on nine under. Mickelson drains a longun on 14 to stop the bleeding and get back to -7...

  47. Post update

    McIlroy on the 12th tee and he's tugged another three wood. Day going with two iron and he's done the same. No great drama, but could have done without it. Ilonen on 13, right into the heart with a wedge. Here's Day with his second on 12, 207 yards off a down-slope, six iron... leaked it right, predictably...

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  49. Player reaction

    Jamie Donaldson

    Wales' Jamie Donaldson, who carded a 66 to move within two shots of the lead at eight under, on Sky Sports: "On the 18th, my second shot out of the bunker gave me an eagle putt. I had about 240 yards to carry, I had to cut it and it came out perfectly.

    "I misread the eagle putt, I didn't give it enough break. I putted well from long range but I missed a couple of short ones. But I had a good day and I played well."

  50. Post update

    Lovely chip from McIlroy, should save par from there. It's a five-footer and he sticks it straight down the pipe to stay one shot clear. Stenson nails a long-range bogey putt at 15 but drops to seven under. Par for Day on 11, he stays -9; Westwood drops to -6 after a bogey at 16.

  51. Post update

    Fowler leaves his 20-footer just right of the cup at 12, taps in for par to stay one behind McIlroy, who is in a spot of bother on 11. Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has flown under the radar to within three of the lead, he's three under for his round through 17.

    Rickie Fowler
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    Furyk for birdie at 11, leaves it short and stays two off the lead. Fowler with the ball below his feet at 12, sweeps it onto the dancefloor. Rory tugs his tee shot left of the green at 11, will need some smart up and down work to save par. Day safely into the heart...

  53. McIlroy regains outright lead, -11

    McIlroy makes a fine birdie at 10, his ball having a look before dropping in - he regains the outright lead on -11. Wiesberger birdies 12 to move to -9, Mickelson drops two in a row to drop to -6. Day can only make par, stays -9. Palmer joins a tie for second with a long birdie putt at 11...

  54. Post update

    McIlroy with his third at 10, leaves himself a makeable uphill putt for birdie. Day chipping from green-side fluff, that's cute as a button, six-footer for birdie. Palmer with his tee shot at 11 and he pushes it a touch right. Stenson rams home a par putt at 14 to stay -8.

  55. Bubba Watson: "Thanks for holding me accountable for my actions."

    Bubba Watson came in for criticism with his on-course swearing on Friday and although the Masters champion fared no better today with a 73, +2 overall and three shots off last place, the American was thankful for the harsh words.

    The twice major winner on Twitter: "Thanks to everyone for holding me accountable for my actions, it's helping me to get better! #Thanks #Blessed."

    Bubba Watson
  56. Post update

    Day going with three wood into 10 and it comes up just short, should get up and down for birdie. McIlroy laying up instead, opting not to go with a long stick, has produced a few iffy shots from the fairway. First-round leader Kevin Chappell is going nowhere, he carded a blemish-free 67 today and is three off the lead.

  57. Post update

    Westwood firing over the water at 15, right into the guts of the green, birdie chance. Don't write Lee off. Ryan Palmer putting for birdie at 10... leaves it just left, stays -9. Fowler chipping at 11, decent enough, should make par. Ernie Els finishd with a 68, he's five under and in the mixer. Par for Furyk on 10, he stays nine under.

  58. Post update

    Westwood birdies 14 to get back to -7, this is turning into a right old smash-up, anyone in the top 20 could win this at the moment. Day and McIlroy tonk drives down the middle at 10, Mickelson lets a shot go at 11 to move to -7. Fowler on tee at 11, going with six iron... pushes it slightly, putting from the apron.

  59. Swings and roundabouts

    He started the day two clear and after thumping one into the drink on four, Rory McIlroy turns having seen his advantage eroded.

    Rory McIlroy

    He now shares the lead with Rickie Fowler.

  60. I'm a golfer, get me out of here...

    It has been a tricky nine holes for Australia's Jason Day...

    Jason Day

    Two birdies and a bogey, not to mention a par via the very thick stuff with no shoes early in his round. Tied for second, one shot back.

  61. Donaldson clubhouse leader on -8

    Hello! Thanks JJ, this is Ben Dirs. No, seriously. McIlroy gets up and down at nine to save par and stay joint leader. Ilonen birdies 10 to move to nine under, Wales' Jamie Donaldson birdies 18 for a 66 and grabs the clubhouse lead on eight under par.

  62. Post update

    Better outcome for Jason Day, who has the luxury of not being stood in the sand as he addresses his second shot. The Australian finds the middle of the green and that means he can walk up the fairway with his putter in hand.

    Hold on, here comes the charge from Rickie Fowler. On 10, he has a right to left putt from 15 foot which enters through the sidedoor for another birdie. That moves him to 10 under - and a share of the lead.

  63. Post update

    Colin Montgomerie, one of the first out today, reckons the Valhalla course was "almost unplayable" earlier. Not so now.

    Jason Day and Rory McIlroy stick their tee shots on nine left, the pair are side by side in the rough, just short of a bunker. Wee Mac's feet are buried in the golden stuff and his second shot flies out the thicker stuff to fly 15 yards past the green.

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    Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano: Course was gettable today, unfortunately couldn't take advantage of the conditions. 5 birdies & 1 eagle for +1 says it all!

    The Spaniard is even par after round three.

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    Rory, Rory, Rory. McIlroy gives hope to us all - including his rivals - by duffing his chip with a second shot that lacked conviction. We've all been there, Rory.

    Can Jason Day take advantage? No. His putt up the slope falls short and settles for a par three. But then he is given the advantage by McIlroy who drops his first shot of the day. The Northern Irishman goes to 10 under, which is still a shot clear of Messrs Day, Fowler and Palmer.

  67. Post update

    Rory McIlroy appears confident as he watches his ball spin through the Kentucky air from the eighth tee. Looking good. And then...plop. It turns out he's an inch short on the left fringe.

    Jason Day takes a three-quarter eight iron which drops left of the flag, pin high, and clings on to the slope for dear life.

  68. Post update

    Oh Jim. He's not been at the business end of a Major for a long time, and Jim Furyk won't be there tomorrow if he misses any more two-foot putts. Yes, that's right. The American spoons one and drops a shot on the par-three eighth.

  69. Post update

    Ah. That was the kiss of death. Jason Day doesn't read the slight left to right and must settle for a par five. But his effort tips a wink to Rory McIlroy, who solidly strikes into the heart of the tin cup. Two-shot lead for the world number one, who stands 11 under.

  70. Post update

    American Ryan Palmer moves within a shot of the lead with a birdie at seventh, then plonks a nine iron off the tee at the short eighth within striking distance of a two.

    Back on seven, Rory McIlroy chips to about five foot for a birdie, before Jason Day almost follows suit from the bunker. Same line of putt, just a foot or two further back. Expect a pair of birdies...

  71. Mudball at Valhalla

    Rory McIlroy takes a drop at the par-four fourth

    Spare a thought for the best golfers on the planet: the mud on the ball in the wet conditions is causing them problems.

    "You don't want a clot of mud on the ball, that makes it go off line," says BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Jay Townsend.

    The good news? Phil Mickelson says it's a sandy kind of mud, so it's not as bad as it looks.

    Well that's that then. You can all rest easy.

  72. Post update

    Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are almost side by side on the seventh fairway. An intimidating approach awaits - a 230-plus carry over the wet stuff - and both men are a bit sloppy, pushing their second shots to the right of the dancefloor. Both have work to do get up and down for a birdie - particularly Day, who is eating sand.

  73. Post update

    "Get in the hooooole!" Is there a more annoying shout/chant in the world of sport? I think not. Anyway...they greet Rickie Fowler's tee shot on the par-three eight and, to be fair, it isn't a million miles away. Good chance of a two, but then the American pushes the birdie putt down the right channel.

  74. Post update

    Nothing is dropping for Phil Mickelson. Another birdie putt goes begging on the par-three nine for the American. Playing partner Bernd Wiesberger is given a clue about the line from Lefty, but he can't hit the target either. Pars all round.

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    More embarrassing moments for you, keep them coming. After Chris Wood ripped his trousers on day one of the PGA Championship, we want to know what your moment of shame on a golf course is? Tweet #bbcgolf or text on 81111.

    Mark Beever: Moment of shame: passed wind whilst whalloping driver straight down 5th. The Ladies Captain felt the full force of it whilst putting on adjacent 8th.

    Craig from Ringwood: Playing a 170 yard par 3 from the white tees with a colleague from work, he topped his first shot and hit the yellow tee box sending his ball straight back past us and a further 100 yards away from the green turning the hole into a par 4 with 1 stroke down!

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  77. Outright lead for McIlroy

    Jason Day winces as his attempt to save a par fails badly. He pulls it left and drops a shot to leave McIlroy standing out on his own at the top of the leaderboard. Wee Mac remains 10 under after six.

  78. Post update

    Another day's work done for Adam Scott, he finishes with a 66 after a birdie on the last. Last year's Masters winner is three back from Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.

    Back to the sixth, where Day knocks his third on to the front of the green, rolling up about 10 foot short. McIlroy, meanwhile, is one revolution of his ball away from dropping in his birdie putt. Close - but not close enough.

  79. Post update

    Jay Townsend

    Former European Tour golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Jason Day I felt was McIlroy's biggest challenge today. But he's been squirrely off the tee, squirrels don't run in a straight line. Day's got to hit it in the fairway. He's laid up with an iron at six, he's going to struggle to reach the green in two."

  80. Post update

    I wouldn't want to be Jason Day right now. He is tucked on a downslope way out left, but somehow manages to rescue the situation, thumping one out of the rough to about 40 yards short of the sixth green. Decent.

    No such trouble for Rory McIlroy. He goes for raw power from the middle of the fairway, carrying over 200 yards to plonk himself right into the heart of the green. Another birdie chance.

  81. Post update

    Phil Mickelson strides up to an eagle putt on the seventh. The Valhalla crowd roar it into the cup, but the American - remarkably - leaves it short. But his birdie is a formality and he moves to eight under.

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    Jay Townsend

    Former European Tour golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rory's putted well this week, not exceptional. If he gets on a run with the putter he could spread eagle the field today. He's hitting the ball that well."

  83. Post update

    Jason Day continues to have the honour, taking an iron off the tee on the dogleg sixth. He goes well left as the punters go ducking for cover. Big bother. Rory McIlroy takes a small wood which he spanks down the middle.

  84. Post update

    Rory McIlroy drops to his haunches, eyeing up a birdie putt on 5. Not too much break, he trundles it towards the right lip, bingo - it drops for birdie. He waves to the applauding crowd, a little hint of a smile. He moves into the outright lead at 10 under, where he is joined by playing partner Jason Day moments later. The Aussie sinks his birdie putt before striding off confidently to the sixth tee.

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    Rory McIlroy managed to save par on the fourth - but it was a missed opportunity for the Northern Irishman. Seven eagles have been holed on the shortened 292-yarder today. This is how it compares with the 18th, the easiest hole at Valhalla over the last two and half days...

  87. Post update

    Thanks Ben. What a start! There are 17 players within three shots of lead - what do you mean you're heading out for the night? Don't you dare look away. Lee Westwood nicks one back on nine, wiping out his faux pas on the hole before.

  88. Post update

    Day chucks the kitchen sink at one off the tee at five, finds the first cut. McIlroy bombs one down the middle. Here's Jonathan Jurejko for an hour or so...

  89. Post update

    Shot gone for Westwood at eight, he drops to -6; Scott bends in a 20-footer for par at 16, he stays -6; Ryan Palmer moves to within one of the lead with a birdie at five - it's all going off out there.

  90. Furyk, Day & McIlroy lead on -9

    McIlroy did, indeed, have to take a drop at the fourth and left himself with a 10-footer for par. Day, meanwhile, has to make do with a birdie after failing to hit his eagle attempt, although the Aussie does join Furyk atop the leaderboard on nine under. Great save by McIlroy, that was gutsy...

  91. Tiger Woods has gone from Vincent Van Gogh to an engineer, says Paul Azinger

    Tiger Woods

    Paul Azinger says 14-times major winner Tiger Woods is a shadow of his former self.

    "He has gone from the artist to the engineer," former PGA Championship winner Azinger said while commentating as a television analyst for Golf Channel.

    Woods missed only his fourth cut in a major as a pro on Friday after struggling to a second-round 74 for six over overall.

    "It is difficult to watch a Vincent Van Gogh paint by numbers. We want to see Tiger come back and get all of this stuff out of his head," added Azinger.

    "The golf swing takes a second and a half. What is running through his head in a second and a half that has caused him to lose face and path awareness?

    "Something is happening in the strongest and greatest mind that golf has ever known that is different, and he has got to fix it. It is not just physical."

  92. Post update

    Danny Willett, who is back in the clubhouse after a five-under 66, on Sky Sports: "My back has not been feeling great and I've not hit it fantastically - but we scored phenomenally. We were trying to hit it into scoring areas and not making silly mistakes, that's what we did. I chipped and putted my way around."

  93. Post update

    No mistakes from Day at four, he's right into the guts of the green. If he makes that eagle putt from about 12 feet, he'll take the outright lead. Westwood for birdie on eight, doesn't hit it, stays seven under.

  94. Furyk & McIlroy joint leaders, -9

    Jim Furyk

    Ernie Els is cutting it up down the back nine, birdies at 10, 14 and 15 and he's four off the lead. Furyk joins McIlroy atop the leaderboard on nine under - and he could soon be outright leader, Rory has just plonked his drive into some drink on four. We think...

  95. Post update

    Day just misses with his birdie attempt at three but what a bunker escape this is from Furyk at four, he'll have a tap-in to join McIlroy in the lead. Palmer with a miraculous recovery, he should also make birdie. McIlroy also missed his birdie putt at three, he and Day move to the eminently albatross-able fourth...

  96. Post update

    Danny Willett at 18 and the Sheffield man rolls in a six-footer for par for a round of 66 and six under for the week. Willett, 26, finished 40th on his US PGA debut last year but should trump that at Valhalla.

  97. Post update

    McIlroy at the 188-yard, par-three third. Probably going with putter. Actually, it's seven iron, and it's a peach, chance of a birdie. Mickelson on five and that's another up-and-down for par. Day at three, arrow straight, sets up a putting contest with McIlroy...

  98. Post update

    Jason Day

    Ryan Palmer is still right in the shake-up but that's a horror show off the tee at the easy fourth, a straight hook into a whole world of nonsense. Guess what? Day made par at the second after playing his second shot with no shoes on - as did Rory, who didn't remove his shoes once. That's golf.

  99. Rose predicts winning score of -16

    Justin Rose

    England's Justin Rose posted a four-under 67 to be -4 overall, five shots adrift of 36-hole leader Rory McIlroy.

    "I would say the winning score is going to be 16 under, somewhere in that realm. When you start even par you've got to go all guns blazing. I felt like I could have got halfway there today, but it wasn't to be," said Rose, how was -5 at one stage before back-to-back bogies at 15 and 16 put the breaks on his round.

    "Some parts of the golf course are really easy out there. Getting close to the pin with your irons is easy, but that's if you catch a good lie in the fairway. Obviously the fairways are completely saturated right now.

    "If it dries out at all it's going to be a nightmare out there tomorrow if we don't get a little rain from now until then. The ball is going to pick up so much mud, which is obviously tough conditions to play in."

  100. Post update

    Day leaves himself about 10 feet for an unlikely par, as Ilonen moves to seven under after a birdie at four. Adam Scott is six under after a birdie at 15, don't write off the former Masters champion from Queensland, whose thunder has been stolen by McIlroy of late.

  101. Post update

    Mickelson and playing partner Wiesberger both walked away from the four green with birds, both jumped to seven under. Sweet chip from Lefty. Furyk with a 12-footer for birdie at three, leaves it just left to stay eight under. Fowler for a bird at three, pushes it right of the cup...

  102. Leaderboard

    Leaderboard for PGA Championship

    Selected others: -6: Brandt Snedeker (USA), Adam Scott (Aus), Henrik Stenson (Swe); -5: Sergio Garcia (Spa), Steve Striker (USA); -4: Ernie Else (SA), Justin Rose (Eng); -3: Luke Donald (Eng)

  103. Post update

    This is all getting a bit weird - Day's caddie chucks him over a club and the Aussie is going to play his second out of calf-length scrub, with no shoes on. That's a result from there, a thin across the other side of the fairway... up and down from there and that's a miraculous four. Birdie for Donaldson of Wales, he moves to six under after 10.

  104. Get involved

    After Chris Wood ripped his trousers on day one of the PGA Championship, we want to know what your moment of shame on a golf course is? Tweet #bbcgolf.

    Chipperhull: Golf partner lost ball in the rough so I went to help. Discovered he'd found it when he smashed it into my face, knocking me flat.

    Oliver Smart: Sunk my tee shot off a par 3 into the par 4 next to it for a wrong hole in 1, never lived it down and still had to buy drinks!

  105. Post update

    ... that water was calf deep, no idea why's he bothering to be honest, even if he found it he wouldn't be able to play it. He's found it! It's actually nestled into thick grass on the bank yonder, so Day pops his shoes off and goes wading over... meanwhile, back in the real world, a crisp and dry McIlroy parachutes into the middle of the second green...

  106. Post update

    Another birdie for Stenson at four, he's seven under. Westwood rams in a three-footer for par at six, that was a cute pitch from the Worksop man. What news of Mikko Ilonen? Double at two, birdie at three, these Finns are resilient. Day's caddie is removing his socks - he's going in! This really is Jurassic Park country, I'll let you know how he gets on...

  107. Post update

    Fowler moves to within one of the lead with a birdie at three. Day and McIlroy bomb it down the second. Only problem is, Day's ball has finished left of the stream. That's two he's pulled already, bad signs for the Australian.

  108. Mahan has clubhouse lead, -7

    Day makes par at the first, as does Rory. Westwood second into six, tugged it short and left. Mickelson going with three wood at the fourth, he's got a 272-yard carry over the bunker... leaks it right of the green. Mahan pops in for a 65 and he grabs the clubhouse lead on seven under par.

  109. Ugly quadruple bogey eight derails McDowell

    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell carded a horror eight at the par-four 13th, to plummet down the leaderboard. The 2010 US Open champion finished his round at +1 and is just four shots off last place.

    "It's a card-wrecker, a tournament-wrecker, a weekend-wrecker, all of the above," said the Northern Irishman.

  110. Post update

    Solid old Jim Furyk opened up with a par to stay eight under and one off the lead, here's Day at the first, leaving his birdie putt six feet short. Fowler on three, going with seven iron from 188 yards, stiffs it to eight feet. McIlroy races his birdie effort by at one, that's four feet coming back.

  111. Post update

    McIlroy from bang-middle on the first and goes right at the flag, flirting with the bunker, putt for a birdie. Mickelson with a long-range birdie at the par-three third, will tap in for par. Apparently Day didn't hit his opening tee shot into a forest, because he's safely on in two.

  112. Get involved

    A man you all love, our very own Ken on the course, Mr Ken Brown tweets: Ready to see Rory McIlroy show the world just how good he is this weekend. Hold onto your hats!

  113. Snedeker has clubhouse lead on -6

    Stenson with a birdie on four, moves to seven under. Snedeker taps in for a birdie at the last and that's a round of 66 for six under overall. Wales' only hope, Jamie Donaldson, is making a move, birdieing nine for an outward 33 and five under overall.

  114. Post update

    Let's not forget Finland's Mikko Ilonen, he parred the first to remain seven under and two off the lead. The 34-year-old has only played eight majors, a surprise given that he finished ninth in the Open as a 21-year-old in 2001, and has won four times on the European Tour. Rory smacks his first drive down the middle, Day finds the middle of a forest...

  115. Get involved

    Via text on 81111

    We've been asking for your most embarrassing moments on the golf course after England's Chris Wood tore a hole in his trousers on round one. Needless to say, some rippers have surfaced. Text 81111 or tweet #bbcgolf to get involved.

    Jed in Paris: Had a few skirmishes with B Roads myself... But my most embarrassing opening tee shot was when I managed to nutmeg myself and hit the clubhouse next to me.

    Chris, still sorry: First ever round with my dad and grandad as a fresh faced 16-year-old. Hit a sweet but low shot off the fairway until I realised my hard of hearing grandad was strolling up the right. Relieved that it only hit him on the arm, but never seen a bruise like it!

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  116. Post update

    Fowler all in purple today, shellacks his drive down the second. England's Ian Poulter, hoping to elbow his way into the European Ryder Cup team, couldn't get anything going today, he's level for his round after 17 and -1 overall. Stand by for McIlroy and Day on the first tee, there could be some serious gunslinging going on between those two today.

  117. Westwood eagles four, -7

    Fowler with a peach of a recovery at the first, should save par, as Westwood rolls in for an eagle at the short fourth to move to within two shots of the lead. That's the seventh eagle at the fourth today...

  118. Post update

    Spain's Sergio Garcia, who carded a five-under 66, on Sky Sports: "Because of all the rain we have had, the course is playing easier than intended. I played OK, but I wouldn't say I played amazing. I don't feel as smooth as I did at the Open or last week. But I got a good score."

    On leader Rory McIlroy: "He's playing great - and he deserves it. When someone is playing that good you can admire and try to get as close as possible. It's good to see him playing so well coming into the Ryder Cup."

    Garcia & McIlroy
  119. Post update

    Here's Fowler with his second at one... poor shot, misses the green with a wedge from the middle of the fairway. Mickelson whip-cracks his drive down the second, that's a doozy. Sweden's Henrik Stenson, one of the stoniest wits on tour, birdied the first and is six under. Willett makes par at 15, stays six under.

  120. Post update

    Rickie Fowler rifles one down the first fairway, here's Phil up ahead on the green, leaving his birdie putt just left. Willett did indeed drop a shot on 14, he falls to six under. Great comeback, all over the pin with his second at 15. Westwood sticks his tee shot at four to within about six feet of the hole - nailed on eagle...

  121. Garcia cards 66, -5

    Danny Willett with an iffy long putt at 14 and he's got his work cut out to save par. Garcia pops in for birdie at 18 and that's a round of 66 for the Spaniard, he's four off the lead on five under. Handy, but whatever Rory does today, Garcia will probably need another similar score tomorrow to even be part of the conversation.

  122. Post update

    Rickie Fowler
  123. Can Rickie land a major?

    Rickie Fowler has been speaking ahead of his 19:40 BST tee time: "I got to watch a little it of coverage this morning and it seems there are chances out there to be had. I want to stick to the process and have a bit of fun out there.

    "I want to take the past experiences from majors and know how comfortable I felt in those positions. I can take confidence from those majors. I feel confident here at Valhalla and am in a great position for the weekend."

  124. Post update

    Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe is moving through the field, he's three under through 10 and five under overall. We have on tee Phil Mickelson. I believe that was a barely strangled cry of 'Mashed potatoes' from what was presumably a young child behind the ropes and that denotes that his drive was straight and true. Left is out with Austria's Bernd Wiesberger... safely away again...

  125. A new partner for Lefty

    Bernd Wiesberger

    Austrian Bernd Wiesberger is six under and tees off with Phil Mickelson today at 19:30 BST: "It's a nice treat to play with him. But I'm even more excited about the situation I'm in, being close to the lead.

    "I hope I can at least try to do the same things I did the first two days, stay happy out there and go around with a smile.

    "I've put a lot of time into my putting practice and so far it has paid off well. I have studied the greens and can read them well and stroke them well so I'm feeling confident about my putting right now."

  126. Post update

    Luke Donald

    Former world number one Luke Donald carded a 68 today, his lowest round of the week. The Englishman is three under and six off the current lead. Westwood hacking from off the side of a ridge and to within a couple of feet of the second green, good recovery. Willett nails a longun on 13, he's now two off the lead; Mahan pops in for a birdie at 15, he moves to six under. They're massing on Rory's shoulder...

  127. Post update

    Relationships break-ups are never easy (unless didn't really like each other much in the first place and were only in it to fill some time) - especially if your love-life is under public gaze. But Rory McIlroy says golf is now his "life" after his well-publicised split with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

    McIlroy ended his engagement to Wozniacki in May, then won the Open in July and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last week. "I just immersed myself in my game. I've practised hard and I'm reaping the rewards," says the 25-year-old.

  128. Post update

    Hunter Mahan showing some form, he's just rolled in a birdie on 14 to get to five under. Scott's makeable birdie putt stays right at 10, he stays five under. Garcia makes a 12-foot par saver disappear on 17 to remain -4, pumps his fist, still in the mix. Just.

  129. Hang on and pray

    A receptive golf course yes, but Valhalla has some teeth to spoil the birdie party we are seeing at the moment.

    Second hole - A whopping 500 yards and a par four. Even the big hitters have a job on their hands to not give one back here. Only 11 birdies were carded in the opening two rounds. Vicious.

    Sixth hole - A 495-yard par four, only one birdie so far on Saturday and players don't like this one. The stretch has taken an average of 4.4 strokes.

  130. Post update

    Willett with a good par save at 12, the former Walker Cup team-mate of Rory McIlroy stays six under. Westwood and mysterious Frenchman Victor Dubuisson par the first to stay five under...

  131. Get involved


    Tristan Pascoe: I drove into a moving car - appeared suddenly from the right on 1st tee at Trevose. Bounced off tyre back towards tee.

    Isaac Quershi: My brother and I at the driving range. He hits a wayward shot and HITS an elderly man on the course...and he was wearing shorts.

    England's Chris Wood ripped his trousers on round one of the PGA Championship, so what is your moment of shame on a golf course? Tweet #bbcgolf.

  132. Post update

    Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, who is often in the mix on moving day, is tearing through the leaderboard - out in 32 and he's picked up another birdie at 10 to be six under. World number two Adam Scott also out in 32, he's five under and four off the lead.

  133. Post update

    Brandt Snedeker

    Brandt Snedeker is having a real see-saw round - the American was two over after six but has picked up six birdies since to be five under. Westwood of England at the first and he's right over the top of the flag, albeit quite a few feet past.

  134. Birdie me or you've failed

    This course is giving up chances aplenty, but where are they?

    Hole four - Par four averaging just 3.25 strokes in round three. It has already given up six eagles and 31 birdies in round three. That's more than a fifth of all the birdies on the course today.

    Hole 18 - Par five at 542 yards is getting hacked up and averaging just 4.35 strokes. Just one of the 89 bogeys today on the final drag.

  135. Post update

    Many thanks Jonathan, I am Ben Dirs. For a couple of hours. A word about Spain's Sergio Garcia, runner up to Rory McIlroy in his last two events - he's five under through 15 and five under overall. There's a really low score out there today, of that there's no doubt. Garcia drops a shot at 16...

  136. Post update

    The Yorkshireman is the big mover in the infancy of day three at Valhalla, as the big guns prepare to hear their names called by the starter. Ben Dirs is here to talk you through the next couple of hours....

  137. Post update

    Danny Willett lobs up his second shot from the rough on 11, it's perfectly weighted, but lacks the line by an agonising inch or two. That prevents him chipping for a birdie, but leaves him with a tap-in for a par.

  138. Post update

    Bubba Watson's caddy Ted Scott tweeted on Friday: I caddied in the last group in the 2000 Canadian Open with Tiger Woods. I haven't seen anyone that confident until this week. Wow Rory McIlroy.

  139. Latest Leaderboard

    US PGA
  140. Post update

    Danny Willett

    England's Danny Willett has climbed level with Phil Mick on six under following a blistering start to day three. The Yorkshireman is five to the good today, but pulls his iron on the 11th tee into the semi rough on the back left of the green. Shouldn't be too damaging from there though - an easy up and down you would think.

  141. Post update

    Renowned coach Butch Harmon is a busy fella. Moments after talking a television audience through the swings of various hopefuls, he appears on the practice ground to cast a watchful eye on five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson's final preparations.

    Big Phil, who has one US PGA title to his name, starts his third round in 50 minutes. He's six under after two round, in the thick of the chasing pack.

    Phil Mickelson
  142. Post update

    Jamie Donaldson is the latest to stand confidently on the 292-yard par-four fourth with a wood in his hand. The Welshman nails it. His ball sticks to the dancefloor like a shoe with warm chewing gum on the sole, leaving him with a eight-foot putt for an eagle.

  143. Wee Mac with score in sight

    Leader Rory McIlroy says he will set scoring targets in the same way he has for recent successes at the Open Championship and WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

    "I watched a little bit of coverage this morning and it seems very gettable out there today so I will have to try and keep the foot down," he says on his way into the clubhouse. "It seems receptive out there and I need to make as many birdies as I can.

    "Even last week at the Bridgestone I set myself a target at the last day and it's going to be the same thing the next two days. I will set a target today and Sunday and hopefully that will be enough.

    "You're going to make mistakes at times but it's how you handle that and bounce back. I'm really proud of how I've managed that so far."

  144. Post update

    If you've only just joined us and are wondering what is happening at Valhalla, here's the lowdown.

    World number one Rory McIlroy is leading Australia's Jason Day by a shot after a second-round 67. Those two step on to the first tee in little an hour and will be licking their lips at what they've seen so far.

    There are plenty of birdie opportunities out there, with the driveable fourth making an eagle looking quite easy. Marc Warren, Brooks Koepka and Sergio Garcia - who has just carded a two on the par-three 14th - have all been taking advantage and are the early movers on day three.

  145. Remaining tee times

    18:50: Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Nick Watney (US)

    19:00: Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Lee Westwood (Eng)

    19:10: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Joost Luiten (Ned)

    19:20: Graham De Laet (Can), Steve Stricker (US)

    19:30: Phil Mickelson (US), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)

    19:40: Rickie Fowler (US), Mikko Ilonen (Fin)

    19:50: Jim Furyk (US), Ryan Palmer (US)

    20:00: Rory McIlroy (NI), Jason Day (Aus)

  146. Post update

    Brooks Koepka

    American Brooks Koepka looks to the heavens as he slides his par putt down the right of the final hole - before that wily old fox Colin Montgomerie shows him how it is done by finding the middle of the tin cup with his birdie putt. Monty is a one-over 214 after round three.

    But it has been an excellent day's golf for Koepka, who sunk nine birdies - countered by four bogeys - to card a 66. That sticks him alongside Scotland's Marc Warren in the bottom end of the top 10.

  147. Get involved


    In light of Chris Wood ripping his trousers, we are asking you for your most embarrassing moments on a golf course. Some red faces out there it seems.

    Mike Roebuck: I once broke my right wrist after getting run over by a golf buggy driven by an 11-year-old. I just didn't see it coming - ouch!

    Geraint Hardy: Hitting the ladies' red teebox on the first tee in a National GB Heart Foundation comp and the ball looping 30 yards behind me.

    Tweet us on #bbcgolf.

  148. Post update

    Two-time PGA Championship runner-up Greg Norman tweets: Watching the PGA Championship for first time. The ball strikers, bombers that can putt, must be licking their chops. Green light on every shot!

  149. Westwood back in the groove

    Lee Westwood

    I can see Lee Westwood working on the range ahead of his round, after struggling on the back nine - where he dropped two shots to sit at five under - on Friday.

    "I was just trying to get the right feel back in my hips," he says. "I lost my hip action in the back nine so just going back on the range and got it straight back in there.

    "I'm looking forward to today, I think it's a good day to make a move. It's there for the scoring. It's very difficult to hide flags away from us when the greens are soft."

    Westy tees off alongside Victor Dubuisson at 19:00 BST.

  150. Post update

    England's Justin Rose has the simplest task of sinking a three-footer for a birdie at the 18th....which he grabs with both hands. That's a four-under 67 for the round - and the tournament - which leaves him five adrift of top spot. He gives playing partner Marc Leishman a wistful look as they shake hands on the final green, knowing his round could have been much better if not for successive bogeys at 14 and 15.

  151. Post update

    Kenny Perry has the sort of jerky swing you would expect to see down your local municipal. But it does him better than most of us, the 53-year-old putts out at the eighth for another par.

    Elsewhere, Scotland's Marc Warren is walking back to the clubhouse with a five-under 66 on his card. He's the clubhouse leader and tied for 10th overall, while England's Ian Poulter birdies the 10th to move two under.

  152. US Ryder Cup team 'huge underdogs'

    US captain Tom Watson

    American golf coach and commentator Butch Harmon thinks the outlook is bleak for US captain Tom Watson at next month's Ryder Cup.

    "The team Paul (McGinley, European captain) has is amazing. It's hard to think we could put up a team that would even have a chance," Harmon said on Sky Sports.

  153. Latest Leaderboard

  154. Get involved

    Right, come on, time to be honest. After Chris Wood's fashion faux pas, we want to know your embarrassing moments on the course. I'll get you started....

    As an excitable teenager, me and my mates hired a buggy, at our local course in South Yorkshire (for the novelty value if nothing else). We got a little excited, slamming our foot down on the accelerator too often - then...crash. We lost control downhill on the narrow bridge between the 16th green and 17th tee, smashing into the metal and had to leg it back to the pro shop and get someone to tow it back because the front wheel was jammed. The result? Juniors were banned from hiring them...

    Now it's your turn. Tweet your embarrassing moments on the course to #bbcgolf or text 81111.

  155. A right tear up

    On Thursday, England's Chris Wood did this and tweeted: "What do you do when your reading a putt on the second hole of a tournament with 30,000 people around and this happens?"

    Chris Wood

    On Friday he did some much needed shopping and wrote: "Going prepared today".

    Chris Wood

    Will there be more trouser drama for the Bristolian today or from three under, can he rip up the course?

    He tees off at 18:10 BST.

  156. Post update

    Marc Warren

    Scotland's Marc Warren teed off early doors and has quietly moved up the leaderboard with a flurry of birdies either side of the turn. He fancies the chances of another at the 17th, sticking a 25-foot putt towards the pin...which drops down the plug-hole. Four under for the day.

  157. Post update

    One man already out there in the dark and damp Kentuckian weather is Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen - and he's having a whale of a time. After opening with a bogey, he sinks five birdies on the bounce to sneak up the leaderboard. Olesen is five under after 11, five under for the tournament, and four behind the leader.

  158. Post update

    Jamie Donaldson

    But Welshman Jamie Donaldson, who is about to stroll down to the first tee for his 18:00 start, says a potential Ryder Cup debut is the furthest thing from his mind.

    "I'm looking to have a big weekend irrespective of what's on the sidelines as it were. I've got a few more tournaments to come yet," the world number 32 tells Sky Sports.

  159. Team Europe as it stands

    But some players - namely Rory McIlroy - have no such concerns. The Northern Irishman knows that - barring injury - he will be pulling on a Ryder Cup sweater at Gleneagles next month. Here are the nine men who are currently in qualifying spots for Team Europe...

    European points list: Rory McIlroy, Victor Dubuisson, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson.

    World points list: Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn, Graeme McDowell, Jamie Donaldson.

    Three captain's picks will be added to complete the 12 players set for Gleneagles.

  160. One eye on the Ryder Cup

    Another interesting sub-plot to proceedings at Valhalla is the race for the Ryder Cup. These final two slugs could prove pivotal in nabbing a place on either Team Europe or USA for next month's lip-licking event and Europe captain Paul McGinley is not looking for just experience in his three captain's picks.

    "I would pick a rookie," says McGinley on Sky Sports. "If he pushes and shows very good form. They are used to playing in this arena and I wouldn't discount picking one if they put their foot forward for the line."

    McGinley says he expects to pick his three players from a shortlist of six or seven. Nine other players qualify through points scoring systems.

  161. Post update

    Hang on, there's another Englishman attempting a more successful comeback than Gary Barlow. Yorkshireman Danny Willett has found the groove, birdieing the second and third before, yep you've guessed it, grabbing an eagle at the driveable fourth. He's four under after five and within striking distance of the leaders.

    Leaders: -9 McIlroy (NI); -8 Day (Aus), Furyk (US); -7 Palmer (US), Fowler (US), Ilonen (Fin); -6 Mickelson (US), Wiesberger (Aut); -5 Willett (Eng), Koepka (US)

  162. Post update

    Justin Rose

    Justin Rose grimaces, threatens to smash his putter into the 15th green, then walks off muttering something possibly unrepeatable. The Englishman drops his first shot today - and he drops about 10 places down the leaderboard. He's four under for the day, four under for the tournament and five shots behind Rory McIlroy.

  163. Post update

    And we have just seen a pair of twos at the fourth in the past 10 minutes or so.

    Local boy Kenny Perry, 53, picked up a two to move to -3 and then Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano nearly drilled his tee shot into the pin. The Spaniard then drained his putt to go to -2.

    2013 Masters champion Adam Scott (-3), who is one under after the opening two holes, is relishing the wet conditions. "I've got to get it in closer and take advantage of the pin positions. The course is even softer again today," says the smooth-swinging Australian.

  164. May the fourth be with them?

    Rory McIlroy on the fourth green at Valhalla

    That's because the US PGA Championship organisers have brought the tee forward on the par-four fourth hole to put the green in range at 292 yards - music to the ears of the entire field as they seek to catch overnight leader Rory McIlroy (-9) on 'moving day'. Which is known as that, by the way, because of the traditionally 'easier' pin positions to enable low scoring.

    Four-times major champion Ernie Els (-2) says if you're in rainy Kentucky, stick a chair down at the fourth green. "That's a hole that's going to be a spectator beauty today. A lot of guys are going to try and make a two there," he tells Sky Sports.

  165. Post update

    All of us golfers have been there. Standing on the tee of a short four par 4, eyeing up a sun-hardened fairway, thinking 'if I can give this a good wallop then I can drive the green'. Then, you get more hook than New Order's bass player and you end up with a blob on your card. Not these lot at Valhalla...

  166. Get involved

    Like any professional golfer needing a caddie, a live text commentator needs a confidente, a sounding board, someone they trust to offer their opinion. That, my friends, is where you come in.

    Is Rory a dead cert to be strolling up that 18th fairway tomorrow as US PGA champion? Or has Jason Day caught that bouquet enough and ready to step forward from his seemingly-perennial role as the bridesmaid? Or are you tipping someone else in the pack to emerge?

    Whatever you have got to say, you know the drill. Tweet us using #bbcgolf or text 81111.

  167. Post update

    While those lot go through their final pre-round preparations - chipping drills, concentration exercises, chocolate fix, whatever - those who are way down the leaderboard are already out on the Kentucky course.

    One of the early movers on what is traditionally known as, er, 'moving day', is England's Justin Rose. Last year's US Open winner is marking those birdies down on his card - five to be exact - after 14 to climb into the top 10.

  168. Selected tee times (all BST)


    18:00: Kevin Chappell (US), Jamie Donaldson (Wal)

    18:10: Chris Wood (Eng), Billy Horschel (US)

    19:00: Victor Dubuisson (Fra), Lee Westwood (Eng)

    19:10: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Joost Luiten (Ned)

    19:30: Phil Mickelson (US), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)

    19:40: Rickie Fowler (US), Mikko Ilonen (Fin)

    19:50: Jim Furyk (US), Ryan Palmer (US)

    20:00: Rory McIlroy (NI), Jason Day (Aus)

  169. Post update

    US PGA

    Wee Mac will no doubt be thumping a few balls on the practice ground right now as he prepares to walk on to the first tee at 20:00 BST. Standing alongside him will be Australia's nearly man Jason Day, who is a shot further back on eight under.

    American veteran Jim Furyk, the man with the circular swing, is level with Day, while Rickie Fowler is back in the mixer, sitting a further shot behind that pair.

  170. Post update

    Rory McIlroy

    Well, I say one more man, but you would be a brave person to bet that it won't be someone else. That's because Rory McIlroy - the world number one and three-time Major winner - is hogging the top of the leaderboard like Elvis Presley hogged the top of the pop charts.

    The Northern Irishman holds a one-shot lead at the halfway stage at Valhalla and it's now or never for the rest of the field. Welcome to day three of the US PGA Championship.

  171. Post update

    Bubba Watson has done it.

    Bubba Watson

    Martin Kaymer has done it.

    Martin Kaymer

    Rory McIlroy has done it.

    Rory McIlroy

    And in about 24 hours time (plus a few more), one more man will have won a Major title in 2014....