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Six players within two shots of lead heading into final round of PGA Championship

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Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship will resemble a horse race, with so many big-name contender within two shots of the lead.
It’s fitting that Valhalla Golf Club is just a 20-minute drive or so from Churchill Downs, where they just ran the Kentucky Derby a few weeks ago.
Because Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship will resemble a horse race of the highest order, with some of the best players in the world at the starting gate with a serious chance to win.
Xander Schauffele, who’s had a piece of the lead after all three rounds, is tied with Collin Morikawa at the top at 15-under par.
Schauffele shot a 3-under-par 68 in Saturday’s third round and Morikawa shot 67.
They’re one shot better than Sahith Theegala, who’s 14-under after shooting 67, and two shots clear of Shane Lowry (62), Viktor Hovland (66) and Bryson DeChambeau (67).
Justin Rose (64 on Saturday) and Robert McIntyre (66) are three shots off the lead at 12-under.
Six players are within two strokes of the lead entering the final round.
Gentlemen, start your engines.
Oops, wrong sport.
Either way, Sunday is almost guaranteed to be a barn burner in horse country.
“There’s blood in the water,’’ Shauffele said, referencing that he was certain players would be coming after him Saturday.
Schauffele, who hasn’t won since 2022 and is still seeking his first major championship despite playing extremely well in them during his career, called Sunday “another Sunday,’’ as if he was trying to talk himself into not feeling the nerves in the gravity of the moment.

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