2013 PGA Championship scores: Jim Furyk takes 3rd round lead, Tiger Woods stumbles again

Streeter Lecka

The leaderboard shuffled throughout moving day at Oak Hill, but it ended with Jim Furyk taking the 54-hole lead while Tiger Woods' chances at a major in 2013 were all but extinguished.

For the first time this week at the PGA Championship, one of America's great courses fought back and showed its teeth against the season's best field of golfers. There were a few rounds that touched the mid-60s in the morning, but by the afternoon, that kind of movement was unavailable for the leaders thanks to firming conditions and increased wind on the Rochester layout at Oak Hill.

Jim Furyk somehow managed to stay in the 60s for a third straight day, carding a 68 to jump into sole possession of the lead at 9-under. The 43-year-old is in the sunset of his career, but he'll play in the final group on Sunday when he goes for his second career major exactly 10 years after his runaway U.S. Open win at Olympia Fields. Furyk was steady all day on Saturday, too, jumping ahead as the rest of the leading group around him stalled or carded crooked numbers.

Furyk opened Saturday with two bogeys in his first three holes and it appeared it was going to be another weekend fade for the veteran after last year's ugly late collapses at Olympic, Firestone, and the Ryder Cup. He quickly righted things with that funky swing of his, however,, picking up two birdies to turn in an even-par 35. An inward 33 was preserved on the 18th hole when he sank a clutch par-saving putt from a moderate length. That save came on the heels of a birdie at No. 17, which has been playing as the toughest hole all week.

The pressure will be immense on Sunday, but Furyk's ability to get it back after the shaky start was impressive Saturday afternoon. Now, with another round in the 60s on Sunday, the title will likely be his.

Playing with Furyk in Sunday's final pairing will be Jason Dufner who, understandably, came nowhere close to matching his second-round 63. The Duf fought some wildness off the tee and turned in a 2-over 37.  He held on coming into the clubhouse to stay on the heels of Furyk, though, by making world-class birdies at No. 7 and No. 10. It looked like he might drop another shot on the last hole after sending his drive into the right rough, but he managed to get up and down from his layup to save par thanks to this fortuitous roll on the lip:

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The leaders failing to push the mark to double-digits under-par was exactly what the desperate chasers like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy needed.

Woods, however, was off for the third straight day and any chance of entertaining a thought of contention was gone in the first hour of his round. He was wild off the tee, continuing to leak right, and the sloppiness up on the green persisted. After last week's dominance at Firestone, this week's form has to be bitterly disappointing for Woods knowing that he'll finish another summer without a major. Despite a five-win season (so far), Tiger will now be hounded about his five-plus year major drought for the next sixth months.

While all the talk about Tiger and Phil centered on their recent form and likely contention, the predictions for Rory McIlroy and his recent game were much more bleak entering this 95th PGA Championship. Yet it's Rory, not the two ahead of him in the world rankings, who suddenly is back in contention for a third career major. McIlroy shot a 67 to get to 3-under for the week with a round that was built on a remarkable finish featuring back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th. Those holes are supposed to be the toughest on the course and destroy a player's chances, not improve them. Rory, however, bombed a putt in on the 17th to get some momentum late:

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One hole later, he wouldn't need a putter to add his finishing red number. Because, from the back of the green, McIlroy chipped down into the hole to walk off at 3-under:

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The round propelled McIlroy 21 spots up the leaderboard and into the top 10 heading into Sunday's final round. He's still six shots back, but the leaders in the final group have a recent history of dropping shots on Sunday -- and Rory has the talent to go low and put some pressure on them early.

Below are the complete scores with just 18 holes to go in the 2013 season's last major:

Place Player Score 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Total
1 Jim Furyk -9 65 68 68 201
2 Jason Dufner -8 68 63 71 202
3 Henrik Stenson -7 68 66 69 203
4 Jonas Blixt -6 68 70 66 204
T5 Steve Stricker -5 68 67 70 205
T5 Adam Scott -5 65 68 72 205
T7 Rory McIlroy -3 69 71 67 207
T7 Lee Westwood -3 66 73 68 207
T9 Dustin Johnson -2 72 71 65 208
T9 Kevin Streelman -2 70 72 66 208
T9 Roberto Castro -2 68 69 71 208
T12 Marc Warren -1 74 67 68 209
T12 David Toms -1 71 69 69 209
T12 Zach Johnson -1 69 70 70 209
T12 Bill Haas -1 68 70 71 209
T12 David Lynn -1 69 69 71 209
T12 Charley Hoffman -1 69 67 73 209
T12 Webb Simpson -1 72 64 73 209
T12 Robert Garrigus -1 67 68 74 209
T12 Matt Kuchar -1 67 66 76 209
T21 Marc Leishman E 70 70 70 210
T21 Francesco Molinari E 72 68 70 210
T21 Ryo Ishikawa E 69 71 70 210
T21 Kiradech Aphibarnrat E 68 71 71 210
T21 Rickie Fowler E 70 68 72 210
T21 Jason Day E 67 71 72 210
T21 Scott Piercy E 67 71 72 210
T28 Luke Guthrie 1 71 71 69 211
T28 Scott Jamieson 1 69 72 70 211
T28 Boo Weekley 1 72 69 70 211
T28 Michael Thompson 1 72 67 72 211
T28 Marcus Fraser 1 67 69 75 211
T28 Justin Rose 1 68 66 77 211
T34 Rafael Cabrera Bello 2 68 75 69 212
T34 K.J. Choi 2 76 65 71 212
T34 Graeme McDowell 2 70 69 73 212
T34 Sergio Garcia 2 69 68 75 212
T38 Brandt Snedeker 3 70 73 70 213
T38 Ken Duke 3 75 68 70 213
T38 David Hearn 3 66 76 71 213
T38 Josh Teater 3 71 71 71 213
T38 Brendon de Jonge 3 71 71 71 213
T38 Keegan Bradley 3 69 72 72 213
T38 Hideki Matsuyama 3 72 68 73 213
T38 Chris Kirk 3 71 69 73 213
T38 Ryan Moore 3 69 71 73 213
T38 Paul Casey 3 67 72 74 213
T48 Ryan Palmer 4 73 70 71 214
T48 Brooks Koepka 4 71 72 71 214
T48 Tiger Woods 4 71 70 73 214
T48 Martin Kaymer 4 68 68 78 214
T52 D.A. Points 5 73 70 72 215
T52 Harris English 5 74 69 72 215
T52 Danny Willett 5 73 70 72 215
T52 J.J. Henry 5 71 71 73 215
T52 John Senden 5 72 70 73 215
T52 Vijay Singh 5 70 72 73 215
T52 Thorbjorn Olesen 5 71 70 74 215
T52 Peter Hanson 5 72 69 74 215
T52 Matteo Manassero 5 72 69 74 215
T52 Tim Clark 5 69 71 75 215
T52 Miguel Jimenez 5 68 72 75 215
T63 Matt Jones 6 72 71 73 216
T63 Scott Stallings 6 73 70 73 216
T63 Tommy Gainey 6 69 74 73 216
T63 John Merrick 6 75 68 73 216
T63 Darren Clarke 6 69 73 74 216
T63 Shane Lowry 6 71 70 75 216
T63 Thongchai Jaidee 6 70 71 75 216
T63 Hunter Mahan 6 70 68 78 216
71 Ben Curtis 7 73 70 74 217
72 Ian Poulter 8 70 71 77 218
73 Stephen Gallacher 9 75 68 76 219
74 Phil Mickelson 10 71 71 78 220
75 Gary Woodland 13 73 70 80 223

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