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Seven storylines entering Sunday's final round

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The final round of the 90th PGA Championship offers a wealth of intriguing storylines to follow Sunday afternoon. PGATOUR.COM's Helen Ross takes a look at a few.

1. The Europeans: It's been 78 years since a European has won the season's final major championship. When the rain-delayed third round was in the books there were three within three strokes of the lead held by Ben Curtis. Can Henrik Stenson (1 under), Padraig Harrington (1 over) or Sergio Garcia (1 over) end the drought?

2. Two-in-a-row: Harrington is seeking his second straight major championship and the third of his career. If the Irishman were to add the PGA to his successful title defense at Royal Birkdale, he would definitely inject himself into the consideration for PGA TOUR Player of the Year.

3. First-time winners: Nine of the top 12 players on the leaderboard have yet to win a major championship. Can Henrik Stenson, J.B. Holmes, Sergio Garcia, Charlie Wi, Andres Romero, Jeev Milkha Singh, Camilo Villegas, Steve Flesch or Aaron Baddeley break through? All start the day within five strokes of the lead.

4. Ryder Cup: The eight automatic qualifiers will be determined when the points are added up after final round is over. Holmes, a Kentucky native, and Curtis, who are 16th and 20th in the standings, respectively, appear to have the most to gain. Flesch ranks 44th, but could move as high as ninth with a win, and Captain Paul Azinger is going to look at the guys playing well when he makes his four picks.

5. Phil factor: Can the 2005 PGA champion iron out the kinks in his short game and come from six strokes back to win his fourth major? Stranger things have happened but getting off to a good start will be essential.

6. Eclectic champs: India's Jeev Milkha Singh, who starts the day four behind, and Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, who is six back, would be perhaps the most unusual winners in major championship history. Singh is the son of an Olympic middle-distance runner, while Marksaeng, who won twice on the Japan Tour earlier this year, learned to play golf with a club made of bamboo and scrap metal.

7. The weather: There's a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms in the area after 2 p.m. The meteorologist was right on Saturday - hopefully, he'll go back to his old ways and miss today's forecast.

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