Aug
9
2014
Henrik Stenson is looking forward to the back nine on Sunday
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship

 

Henrik Stenson birdied the final two holes in the third round to shoot a four-under 67. Stenson is at nine-under total, four strokes behind Rory McIlroy.

Stenson is looking for his first career major at Valhalla. “It’s three and a half days hard work to try to be there for the back nine when it all matters.”

He added that a fast start would be helpful tomorrow as well. “Hopefully I can get off to another good start tomorrow. I was very quick out of the blocks today. I hit some great shots early on. Made a couple of birdies. I birdied 1 and 4, and with a bit of luck it could have been another 2. I had some great chances in the first four holes.”

Henrik bogeyed the 5th hole after the good start, but added a birdie on 7 to make the turn at two-under. He birdied the 10th, but bogeyed the 15th after four straight pars to fall back to two-under. The birdies on 17 and 18 gave Stenson a solid 67, and a chance on Sunday.

–Bernie D’Amato