The 7-under, 63 that Steve Stricker shot earlier in the day at the 2011 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club has kept him atop the leaderboard all afternoon. However, two golfers are in the backstretch of runs that could cut it close.
American Shaun Micheel is 4-under on the 15th hole thanks to a birdie on 14. A strong start that include three birdies in his first five holes has Micheel in position as the only golfer still playing with a legitimate chance to overtake Stricker. Micheel is best known for his surprise victory in 2003's PGA Championship.
Meanwhile, Jason Day is currently 3-under on the 12th hole and is in the midst of a solid run that includes two birdies in the last four holes. The Filipino-Australian who is ranked No. 7 in the world is looking for his first major victory, though he has been very consistent all year long. He has eight top-10 finish in his last 14 American starts.
Other active golfers in the mix include Anders Hansen (2-under), Simon Dyson (2-under), Trevor Immelman (2-under), Ricky Barnes (2-under) and Sean O'Hair (2-under).