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Golf: Global stars chase McIlroy as PGA drama begins

Published on Aug 10, 2014 11:52 PM

LOUISVILLE (AFP) - Leader Rory McIlroy eyed his fourth Major title on Sunday at the PGA Championship with a host of the world's top golfers on his heels at rain-drenched Valhalla.

The last round of the year's final major tournament began under overcast skies with McIlroy awaiting a mid-afternoon start in the final group alongside Austrian surprise packet Bernd Wiesberger.

Wet conditions have made greens receptive and helped produce the lowest-scoring average for a round in PGA Championship history on Saturday at 69.57 strokes.

That could spark a back-nine charge on Sunday that has the feel of the equine homestretch battles at nearby Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Derby.

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