PGA Championship 2011: Leaderboard Heading Into Sunday's Final Round

The third round of the 2011 PGA Championship is in the books and the top of the leaderboard may look unfamiliar to most casual fans. Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are nowhere to be seen -- the latter of which didn't make the cut -- and the rest of the players atop the leaderboard are far from household names. Atlanta Athletic Club has turned a field of elite professional golfers upside-down, chewing them up and spitting them out.

Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner lead at 7-under, followed closely by Keegan Bradley, who sits one shot back at 6-under for the tournament. Looking further down the leaderboard, Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Adam Scott are among a group at 2-under, tied for eighth place.

To find a few of the more recognizable names, one has to look at the group at 1-under through 54 holes. Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Jim Furyk, who had a disastrous 18th hole, are each six shots off the pace with just 18 holes to go. Mickelson is at even-par for the tournament, in a tie for 20th on the leaderboard. From where they are now, it's going to take a hard charge on Sunday coupled with the leaders faltering for either to have a shot at the PGA Championship.

Here's a look at the top-8 and ties, courtesy of the PGA Tour.

T1 6 Brendan Steele  -7 F -4 69 68 66 - 203
T1 - Jason Dufner  -7 F -2 70 65 68 - 203
3 2 Keegan Bradley -6 F -1 71 64 69 - 204
4 1 Scott Verplank  -5 F -1 67 69 69 - 205
5 2 Steve Stricker  -4 F -1 63 74 69 - 206
T6 1 Anders Hansen  -3 F E 68 69 70 - 207
T6 3 D.A. Points  -3 F +1 69 67 71 - 207
T8 45 David Toms -2 F -5 72 71 65 - 208
T8 31 Charl Schwartzel -2 F -4 71 71 66 - 208
T8 18 Robert Karlsson  -2 F -3 70 71 67 - 208
T8 3 Adam Scott  -2 F E 69 69 70 - 208
T8 5 John Senden  -2 F +2 68 68 72 - 208

 

You can see the full PGA Championship Leaderboard here, and follow this storystream for updates throughout the rest of the tournament from the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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