With some clutch putting at the end, Jim Furyk headed to the final round of the PGA Championship with a one-shot lead.
Furyk shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday at Oak Hill, capped by an 18-foot birdie putt on the tough 17th hole and a gritty putt from the fringe to save par at No. 18.
The 43-year-old American pumped his fist emphatically and headed off to the clubhouse, out front heading to Sunday in a major for the first time since last year's U.S. Open. At Olympic, he lost out on his second major title with two bogeys on the last three holes.
Furyk was at 9-under 201.
Jason Dufner, the 36-hole leader, followed a record-tying 63 with a 71 to drop a stroke off the pace.
Henrik Stenson was 7 under after a 69, with fellow Swede Jonas Blixt another stroke back following a 66.
On a warm, sunny day when Oak Hill finally showed its bite, Furyk bounced back from a sluggish start to seize the top spot on the leaderboard. giving him another shot at adding to his lone major title in the ...