Robert Streb crafted a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the 97th PGA Championship to join 54-hole clubhouse leader Boo Weekley at 6-under 210.
With the leader on the course at 13-under and a multitude chasing, neither Streb nor Weekley's score will hold up, but for Streb, he's making his mark in his PGA debut. The 28-year-old began his loop at 1-under (T37) and 10 off the pace. He split nine (of 14) fairways and banged out 16 greens in regulation, circling seven on the card to match his total par-breaker output over his first 36 holes. Streb penciled birdies on Nos. 1 (from 30'1), 3 (from 17'1") and 6 (from 12 feet), finishing his outward half with a 14-footer for par on the ninth to turn bogey-free, 3-under. After the break, he outpaced two bogeys with birdies at 11, 12, 14 and 17, including a 26-footer at the latter for his long of the day. Streb, fifth at last week's WGC-Bridgestone for his fourth straight top-20 finish, sits T15 on the live leaderboard, up 22 places on the day.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 05:37:00 PM