At this point, it should be of little surprise to golf fans that Rory McIlroy finds himself atop the leaderboard and 18 holes away from securing a victory at the 2014 PGA Championship.
McIlroy is looking to win his third straight tournament and fourth major overall on Sunday. He kicked his career into overdrive with a dominant win at The Open Championship in July.
The chase is on for golf's brightest stars as they look to knock McIlroy off his pedestal at the top of the leaderboard and secure glory at the Valhalla Golf Club.
Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson look especially dangerous, and they are set to tee off just 10 minutes before McIlroy and the largely anonymous Bernd Wiesberger.
This one won't be decided until McIlroy finishes his round, so here's to golf fans who had the foresight to clear their Sunday schedule and settle in to watch what should be an enjoyable day out on the links in Louisville, Kentucky.
In order to assist every fan interested in catching the PGA Championship action, here is the live stream and television coverage info, along with notable tee times for Day 4.
Live Stream, TV Coverage, Notable Tee Times
A live stream for the PGA Championship can be found at PGA.com.
|2014 PGA Championship Day 4 TV Coverage|
|August 10||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.||TNT|
|2 p.m. - 7 p.m.||CBS|
|2014 PGA Championship Notable Tee Times|
|9:15 a.m.||Graeme McDowell||Marc Leishman|
|9:55 a.m.||Vijay Singh||Hideki Matsuyama|
|11:45 a.m.||Charl Schwartzel||J.B. Holmes|
|12:15 p.m.||Nick Watney||Justin Rose|
|12:35 p.m.||Jimmy Walker||Ernie Els|
|12:45 p.m.||Sergio Garcia||Ryan Moore|
|1:25 p.m.||Jim Furyk||Joost Luiten|
|1:45 p.m.||Kevin Chappell||Lee Westwood|
|1:55 p.m.||Hunter Mahan||Adam Scott|
|2:05 p.m.||Graham DeLaet||Steve Stricker|
|2:15 p.m.||Ryan Palmer||Jamie Donaldson|
|2:25 p.m.||Henrik Stenson||Mikko Ilonen|
|2:35 p.m.||Jason Day||Louis Oosthuizen|
|2:45 p.m.||Rickie Fowler||Phil Mickelson|
|2:55 p.m.||Rory McIlroy||Bernd Wiesberger|
Note: A full list of tee times and pairings can be found at PGATour.com.
It's Good to Be Young
McIlroy has certainly made golf look easy over the past few tournaments, but there are quite a few players posting sublime performances in this one. A staggering eight golfers are within four shots of the three-time major winner.
There have been plenty of rounds in the mid-60s in this tournament, meaning any number of competitors could usurp McIlroy.
However, there is one player whom many fans might be extra anxious to see make a run at the trophy.
Fowler has certainly become a fixture in majors this year, and many fans may be looking at this event as a showdown of sorts between him and McIlroy, even though they are in separate pairings.
The young American has flashed elite-level talent at major tournaments, even though he's still been relatively inconsistent throughout the year.
Fowler does have the chance to join some elite company with a strong showing on Sunday, per ESPN Stats & Info (h/t Elias Sports):
He's attributed his overall improvements to a new swing, developed with coach Butch Harmon.
"Butch has been a big influence this year ... with what we've done with the golf swing to make it more efficient and more repetitive and a little less dependent on timing," said Fowler, via Doug Ferguson of The Associated Press (h/t ABC News).
It's worked wonders for him in this tournament, as he's averaging 306.7 yards on driving distance, per PGATour.com.
McIlroy has been prone to the occasional bogey in this tournament, but he's been extremely clutch as well. Here are McIlroy's scores on holes 14-18 in each of the first three rounds.
|McIlroy's PGA Championship Scorecard, Holes 14-18|
CBS Sports' Kyle Porter also noted McIlroy's ability to hold off the other golfers surging up the leaderboard on Saturday:
Even if another golfer snakes McIlroy in the final round, it's already clear that he is quite possibly the dominant force in the game.
Adam Scott, who is six strokes back of the lead heading into Sunday, briefly held the No. 1 title but could do very little with it before McIlroy made his charge up the global rankings.
The Northern Irishman will certainly be a threat in majors for years to come; a victory on Sunday will only hasten his arrival as a sports star who can perhaps transcend golf.
For Fowler, this is a chance to plant himself firmly alongside McIlroy as one of the future titans of the game.