Crowded at the top heading into Sunday's PGA Championship

Crowded at the top heading into Sunday's PGA Championship
August 9, 2014, 11:00 pm
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CSN Staff

 

It's crowded at the top heading into Sunday at Valhalla in the 96th PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy shot a 4-under 67 and leads the way at -13, and he'll be paired with Bernd Wiesberger, who fired a six-under 65 to put himself in contention for his first major championship.

Rickie Fowler (-11) is two shots off the pace, while Phil Mickelson and Jason Day stand at 10-under, three shots back of McIlroy.

Four others, including Henrik Stenson, are at nine-under, while three more are five shots behind McIlroy at -8.

Here's what the Golf Channel analysts had to say about the crowded leaderboard and why it'll be so tough to knock McIlroy from the throne. Check out all their comments in the video above:

Frank Nobilo: "He's the hottest player in golf right now if you go back to the last two rounds of the Scottish Open, he's a whopping 52-under par in his last 13 rounds."

Brandel Chamblee: "It'll be very tough for people to chase him down."

Notah Begay: (on the Mickelson/Fowler pairing) That has the most intrigue and the most upside, I think. I think Phil wants to continue to be remembered as having the ability to win a major cahmpionship and Rickie Fowler wants to get his name on that big trophy.