The leaders of the 2011 PGA Championship are on the final four holes, and this could serve as a preview of Sunday. On the Atlanta Athletic Club course, holes 15 through 18 are a monstrous stretch, with hazards everywhere and big scores lurking should a player miss their spots. Playing the last four at even-par is great, and could win the championship for any of those who are able to brave the tough stretch while in contention on Sunday.
But for now, it's Brendan Steele hanging on for dear life, navigating 15 and 16 expertly. The finish line for Saturday's third round is in sight for Steele, and if he's able to avoid the big number, he'll sleep with the lead and play in the final group. Behind him, Keegan Bradley is chasing, two shots back of the lead through 15 holes. His playing partner, Jason Dufner, is also two shots back after carding a rare birdie on No. 15. Both are at 6-under for the tournament.
Steve Stricker and D.A. Points currently sit in a tie for fourth with Scott Verplank at 4-under for the tournament. A lot could change in the next half-hour or so as each of the final groups navigate the finishing stretch at the PGA Championship.