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McIlroy clings to lead at Valhalla

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - It wasn't his best round, and he has plenty of company behind him, but Rory McIlroy birdied the last hole on Saturday for a 1-shot lead after 54 holes at the PGA Championship.

McIlroy birdied three of the last four holes for a 4-under 67 in the third round. The 2012 PGA Champion stands at 13-under-par 200.

Among his closest challengers is a relatively unknown Austrian, Bernd Wiesberger. The two-time winner on the European Tour fired a 6-under 65 to match the low round of the day at Valhalla. Wiesberger is one stroke off the lead at minus-12.

Rickie Fowler has finished inside the top-5 at the seasons first three majors, and has put himself in position to make it four in a row. Fowler shot 4-under 67 on Saturday and is alone in third at 11-under 202.

Phil Mickelson also posted a 67 in round three. He shares fourth place at minus-10 with Jason Day, who birdied the last for a 2-under 69.

Henrik Stenson and 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen posted matching 4-under 67s in the third round. They share sixth place with Mikko Ilonen and Ryan Palmer, who both shot 69 on Saturday. Palmer had a share of the lead after 13 holes, but played the last five holes in 1-over par to fall four strokes back.

Steve Stricker (68), Jamie Donaldson (66) and Graham DeLaet (68) are tied for 10th at minus-8. They are among 11 players within five strokes of McIlroy's lead.

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