PGA Championship leaderboard 2013: Jason Dufner leads, Rory McIlroy surges

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The leaders are struggling to stay in the red on Saturday. Rory McIlroy took advantage of their issues, though, by jumping into the top 10.

Gusting wind and firming greens are giving the afternoon group issues at the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner has been able to remain in the lead, though, regardless of the conditions, .

After pars on his first four holes, Dufner ran into trouble on No. 5 when he hit his tee shot way right and was forced to take a drop. After hitting his third shot into the right rough around the green, Dufner was unable to get up and down, eventually settling for a double bogey. That dropped him to 7-under and one stroke ahead of the field, but he earned a stroke back with a birdie on No. 7 to keep a one-shot lead.

Rory McIlroy began the day nine strokes off the lead, but cut that deficit to five strokes with back-to-back birdies closing his round. McIlroy sunk a long birdie putt at No. 17 before chipping in for birdie on his last hole  to jump 21 spots up the leaderboard and into a tie for seventh place.

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Jim Furyk rebounded after two early bogeys and is in second place at 7-under after birdying No. 4 and then adding another birdie at No. 8 to get back to even on the day. Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott are two off the lead at 6-under while Steve Stricker rounds out the top five at 5-under.

A few of the early leaders have fallen off the pace, by the way, including Matt Kuchar (4-over through nine) and Justin Rose (7-over through nine).

Below is a complete look at the ever-changing leaderboard:

Place Player Score Thru
1 Jason Dufner -8 7
2 Jim Furyk -7 8
T3 Adam Scott -6 7
T3 Henrik Stenson -6 8
5 Steve Stricker -5 9
T7 Matt Kuchar -3 9
T7 Jonas Blixt -3 F
T7 Lee Westwood -3 15
T7 Rory McIlroy -3 F
T12 Roberto Castro -2 12
T12 Marcus Fraser -2 11
T12 Robert Garrigus -2 9
T12 Charley Hoffman -2 11
T24 Martin Kaymer E 11
T24 Jason Day E 13
T31 Justin Rose 1 9
T38 Brandt Snedeker 3 F
T38 Keegan Bradley 3 F
T49 Tiger Woods 4 F
T49 Hunter Mahan 4 13
72 Ian Poulter 8 F
74 Phil Mickelson 10 F

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