Golf: McIlroy maintains lead after third round

Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy. Photo / Getty Images
Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy. Photo / Getty Images

Rory McIlroy made an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to maintain a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship.

Going for back-to-back major wins, McIlroy birdied three of the last four holes on Sunday NZT for a 4-under 67.

His three-day total is 13-under 200.

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The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland will play in the final group at Valhalla with the most surprising player in the field - Austria's Bernd Wiesberger.

The European Tour regular matched the best round of the week with a 65, leaving him a stroke back.

Rickie Fowler is right in the thick of things again, shooting 67 and two shots off the pace.

He'll play in the next-to-last group with Phil Mickelson, who birdied four of the last five holes. He was three shots back with Jason Day.

- AP

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