Sunday, 12 August 2012
Rory McIlroy   (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy (Getty Images)

Some essential facts and figures about the third round of the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island as Rory McIlroy put together a three shot lead with 18 holes to play…

RESUMPTION AND CONCLUSION: Play in the third round of the 94th PGA Championship resumed today at 7:43 a.m. The round concluded at 10:13 a.m.

THEN AND NOW: When play resumed, the leader board looked like this ...

Rory McIlroy -6 through nine holes

Vijay Singh -6 through seven

Adam Scott -5 through nine

Carl Pettersson -4 through eighth

Bo Van Pelt -3 (round had been completed)

Trevor Immelman -3 through ten

Steve Stricker -2 (round had been completed)

Peter Hanson -2 through 12

Tiger Woods -1 through seven

At the conclusion of the round, it looks like this ...

Rory McIlroy -7

Carl Pettersson -4

Bo Van Pelt -3

Trevor Immelman -3

Adam Scott -3

Steve Stricker -2

Peter Hanson -2

Vijay Singh -2

Tiger Woods -2

A FIRST FOR RORY: This is the first time that Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has led after any round of a PGA Championship. In his three previous PGA Championship appearances before this week, McIlroy tied for third twice, in 2009 and 2010.

FINAL ROUND REMINDER: The final round will be played in groups of three, from both the first tee and the tenth tee. Starting times begin at 11:44 a.m. and the last groups tee off at 1:45 p.m. Rory McIlroy, Carl Pettersson and Bo Van Pelt start their final round at 1:45 p.m. on the first tee.


* Rory McIlroy has now shot 67 in three of his 15 PGA Championship rounds

* McIlroy has led going into the final round of three of the last eight major championships (2011 Masters, 2011 US Open and today). He won the 2011 US Open

* Fifteen (15) players are under par with one round left

* Five PGA Champions are among the top 24 on the leader board -- Four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods and two-time PGA Champion Vijay Singh are T6; 2008 PGA Champion Padraig Harrington is T10; Defending PGA Champion Keegan Bradley is T16; and 2005 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson is T20

* There were 25 rounds below par in the third round

BEST SCORES OF THE ROUND: Rory McIlroy, Bo Van Pelt, Steve Stricker and Jimmy Walker all shot five under par 67s to tie for the low score in the third round.

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