KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is off to quite a start in the third round of the PGA Championship.
Birdie, birdie — and then a par save to remember after his tee shot became stuck in a tree.
McIlroy was tied with Tiger Woods and a stroke behind leader Vijay Singh, but that seemed about to change when his tee shot on No. 3 somehow got lodged in the thick branch of a solitary tree in the middle of the fairway. After searching for a bit, McIlroy realized where his ball was. He pulled it out, took a drop — and got up and down for par, sinking a 6-foot putt to stay at 4 under.
Aside from that adventure, Kiawah Island seemed to be easing a bit after a brutal second round.