PGA Championship 2014: Separating Contenders from Pretenders Before Final Round

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PGA Championship 2014: Separating Contenders from Pretenders Before Final Round
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Heading into the final round of the PGA Championship, it's anyone's game...sort of. The narrative is a far cry from what the story seemed like it would be entering Sunday at Valhalla.

It appeared after Friday's round that Saturday's action would be another act in the drama of Rory McIlroy's fourth career major, with the Ulsterman running away from the field as he's done in all three of his major wins. 

Not so this week. A number of other players availed themselves of Valhalla's soft conditions Saturday. At one point, five players were tied for the lead, and five more were within one stroke.

After the smoke cleared, however, Rory McIlroy had managed to maintain his perch atop the leaderboard thanks to three birdies on his final four holes.

Entering the final round, eight golfers are within four strokes of the lead. Who among them will contend Sunday? Who doesn't have a prayer of lifting the Wanamaker?

Read on to see.

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