Saturday, 24 May 2014
Thomas Bjorn after a birdie on the 15th green   (Getty Images)
Thomas Bjorn after a birdie on the 15th green (Getty Images)

After a mesmerising Moving Day at Wentworth, we look back at all the best stats from the third round of the BMW PGA Championship...

BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: DAY THREE IN NUMBERS

8 – Should he win, Thomas Björn would be the eighth wire-to-wire winner of the Championship

6 - Thomas Björn’s run of six birdies in a row from the 11th is the most consecutive run of birdies in the tournament’s history

8 – The most birdies in a single round today by Thomas Bjorn

19 - The number of birdies made by Thomas Björn in the first three rounds, the most of any player

30 – Bjorn’s total on the back nine today – the same score he made on the same nine in round one

16 – The total under par Bjorn is for the back nine holes over the first three rounds

31 – The low front nine score of the week by Thomas Aiken     

1 – Thomas Aiken is aiming to become the first South African to win the Championship

3,188,147 – The total euro figure Luke Donald will have won in the BMW PGA Championship, should he triumph for a third time tomorrow

5 –Luke Donald is aiming to become the fifth player in Championship history to win three or more titles.

65 – Francesco Molinari’s third round score, his lowest career round in the BMW PGA Championship and the lowest of the day

40 – The number of places moved up by Molinari. Began the day in a tie for 47th and ended round three in a tie for seventh

1958 – The year of the last and only Irish winner of the Championship, Harry Bradshaw. Shane Lowry is in third with 18 holes to come

180 – The number of minutes lost today due to heavy rain. Play was due to begin at 7.05 but only got underway at 10.05

22 – The position of leading PGA Club professional, Mark Hooper, who is three under par

11 – The number of different countries in the top ten

6 – The number of eagles on day three.

2 – The number of bogey-free rounds, by Luke Donald and Joost Luiten

5 – The number of double bogeys on the first hole

4.365 – The scoring average for the par four third, the hardest hole of the day

3 – The number of birdies made on the same hole

4 – Shane Lowry’s best finishing position in the Championship (2011)

34  - Number of players to shoot under par

268 – Total number of birdies in round three

177 – The yardage Thomas Aiken holed out from for an eagle two at the par four ninth

19,224 – The number of spectators who came to watch the round three action

 

 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCILROY, RoryNIR18-14
2LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-13
T3BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-12
T3DONALD, LukeENG18-12
T5GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-9
T5DYSON, SimonENG18-9

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