After making up the remainder of the third round early Sunday morning in order to fit a full day of golf in, it was Rory McIlroy who jumped out to a three-stroke advantage after wrapping up 54 holes at the 2012 PGA Championship.
McIlory posted a 5-under 67 in his third round to leap ahead of a field that includes a number of prominent names. As the PGA has opted to go with three-man groups instead of the usual two-man pairings, McIlroy will be joined by Carl Pettersson (4-under) and Bo Van Pelt (3-under) in the day's final group scheduled to tee off at 1:45 p.m. ET.
The two men who entered the weekend in the enviable positions, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh, each dropped slightly off the pace in round three and will be playing in the third-to-last grouping alongside Sweden's Peter Hanson. Both Woods and Singh each carded frustrating rounds of 74 after the restart, and remain five strokes off McIlroy's impressive pace.
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