I’m not sure what more the 2014 PGA Championship has left to offer fans after the excitement on Saturday at the Valhalla Golf Course, but with the leaderboard that will be teeing it up on Sunday, it should be an exciting finish to an already great event. I thought going into round three, that Rory McIlroy might build an insurmountable lead on moving day, but nothing was farther from what happened on Saturday.
Rory McIlroy got in the clubhouse on Saturday evening with the lead at 13 under par, but it is anything but settled at this point. The 24 year-old from Northern Ireland bent during his third round in Louisville, let others catch him for a hole or two, but made shots, and birdies when he needed, and never lost the lead.
We expected for Rickie Fowler to step up and offer a challenge, but we also have a challenge from Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Bernd Wiesberger.
Weisberger is 28 years old, is from Vienna Austria and is playing in only his second major championship. He shot the low round of the day at Valhalla, carding a six under par 65.
The young Austrian will get a full dose of major championship golf on Sunday when he tees it up in the final with the World’s number golfer. They should go off around 3:00 PM Eastern Time.
Don’t look now, but there are two former major champions on the leaderboard within four shots of the lead including a former PGA Champ, and the 2010 Open Champion at St. Andrews, Louis Oosthuizen. The leaderboard also includes last year’s FedEx Cup and Race To Dubai Champion, Henrik Stenson.
There are two scenarios for Sunday afternoon, and both can be a fitting end to the 2014 major golf season. If Rory McIlroy starts the same way he did last Sunday at Firestone, they will be giving Rory his second Wanamaker Trophy, and with four majors at this age, he will join Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win four majors at the age of 25.
The other scenario has someone coming from the pack of hungry players who want the trophy as well. Rickie Fowler has been close all year in the majors, Phil’s game is on the mend, Jason Day is showing some promise and it appears that Henrik Stenson has found his golf game.
Whatever the outcome, this should be another day of my life with some great golf in it, the weather is improving, and it looks like a day where history will be made that we will remember for a lifetime. It’s going to be good!