BMW PGA Championship. Björn Breaks Free May 24 2014
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Thomas is taking a five shot lead into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He shot a third round -5 under par 67 to pull away from the field, posting a tournament total of -15 under par.
He now feels really comfortable out on this course, carding six birdies in a row;
"I'm starting to warm to this place, I got off to a really rough start with a lot of loose swings early on but hit a really good shot on ten and started to feel more comfortable.""I probably drew a little on what I did on Thursday on the back nine, putts started to drop and you get in the zone where things start to go your way. I was proud of the way I handled the round and proud of my determination and the way I stayed with my golf. It was a remarkable run of holes." Attempting to chase him down is second placed Luke Donald, who signed for a -4 under par 68, to at least keep Thomas in sight at -10 under par.
Luke made an eagle on the fourth and vital birdies on the 17th and 18th holes and said how important those last two birdies were;
"It was very important to make those birdies because every time I looked at the leaderboard Thomas had made another one. I did not want him to get too far ahead of me and it was important to be in the last group tomorrow."
"Winning here in 2011 and getting to World Number One was a great feeling and with defending the following year I have so many great memories. To win here three times would be very good but I have a tough day ahead of me because Thomas is playing very good golf."
In third place on his own at -9 under par is Shane Lowery, he carded +1 over par 73 and lost his momentum. Rory McIlroy is still a way back, T4, and will need something spectacular tomorrow if he is to contest this title. A -3 under par round today was really not good enough and leaves him at -8 under par for the tournament;
"I was a little disappointed I didn't make a birdie at the last but after the start I had, 69 is a good score. I feel like a low round is in me but I don't know if it's going to be good enough. I need to go out and shoot something similar to what Thomas did on the opening day a course record 62.
"I've had big leads and let them slip, and come from behind and won. There's a lot of ways to win. Eighteen holes of golf is still a long way to go and if the conditions are favorable, then you never know what can happen."