Furyk looks to become another 40-something champ
- Jim Furyk watches his shot out of the rough on the 16th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Saturday, in Pittsford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Furyk tees off in the PGA Championship with a one-stroke lead, looking to give golf another middle-aged major champion.
The 43-year-old Furyk is coming off a 2-under 68, which pushed him to 9 under overall. He'll play in the final group Sunday with Jason Dufner. Swedes Henrik Stenson and Jonas Blixt are next on the leaderboard. No Swedish man has won a Grand Slam event.
Last month, Phil Mickelson captured the British Open at age 43. The last time golf had back-to-back major champions in their 40s was 1986, when Jack Nicklaus won the Masters and Raymond Floyd followed in the U.S. Open.
Mickelson wasn't a factor at Oak Hill. He shot 72 to finish 12 over.
Tim Clark had a hole-in-one at the 11th.