Hale Irwin, Kiyoshi Murota share Senior PGA Championship lead | Golf
Hale Irwin and Kiyoshi Murota are tied for the lead entering Sunday's final round of the Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hale Irwin began the week talking about the end of his career. He energized it with a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to tie Kiyoshi Murota of Japan for the lead through three rounds of the Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
Seeking a victory that would make him the oldest winner of the oldest major on the 50-and-older circuit, the 65-year-old Irwin three-putted from 15 feet for a double-bogey 7 on No. 18. Irwin and Murota, who battled back pain and shot a 74, were at 9-under 207 for 54 holes.
Tom Watson (68) was one shot off the lead.
IRVING, Texas — Ryan Palmer fought through a breezy day with a 3-over 73 to lead after three rounds at the Byron Nelson Championship, a PGA Tour event.
Palmer was at 5-under 205, one stroke ahead of Sergio Garcia (74).
Kyle Stanley (73) of Gig Harbor was tied for 30th place at 3 over, Michael Putnam (75) of University Place was tied for 38th at 4 over, and ex-Washington Husky Alex Prugh (72) of Spokane was tied for 49th at 5 over.
• Luke Donald of England birdied two of his last three holes for a 1-over 72 and a share of the lead at the BMW PGA Championship with teenager Matteo Manassero (72) of Italy after three rounds of the European Tour event in Virginia Water, England. They were at 5-under 208.
• American Heather Bowie Young shot a 6-under 66 for a two-shot lead at the 36-hole LPGA Brasil Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Suzann Pettersen of Norway and Australian Lindsey Wright were tied for second.
Jimin Kang (73), a graduate of King's High School in Shoreline, was tied for 18th place.
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