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Notes: McDowell goes eagle-birdie in third round at Oakland Hills

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Elias Sports Bureau

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Andres Romero was one of the few golfers to finish before the rain moved in during Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills. Romero finished his round with a 5-under-par 65, the lowest round of the tournament thus far.

The 5 under is Romero's lowest round of his major championship career and just the second time he's gone this low in a PGA TOUR event. The other occurrence came earlier this year during round three of his victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where Romero posted a 7-under-par 65.

--Graeme McDowell eagled the par-5 12th hole and then birdied the par-3 13th hole during Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship. This is the third time in McDowell's PGA TOUR career that he has posted a cumulative score of 3 under over two holes. The last occurrence came during the 2006 British Open, when McDowell eagled the par-5 10th hole and then birdied the par-4 11th at Royal Liverpool.

--Camilo Villegas is 4 under through his first 14 holes of the third round of the PGA Championship. Villegas had five birdies through the first 12 holes of the round Saturday. Through the first 36 holes of action this week, Villegas had managed only five birdies total.

This is the fourth time in his PGA TOUR career that Villegas posted the same number of holes under par through the first 12 holes in the third round as he had through the first two rounds total. The last time for Villegas came at the 2007 Stanford St. Jude Championship.

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