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Fargo's Tom Hoge nine shots off lead heading into PGA Championship's final round Sunday.

Hoge shot even-par 70 on Saturday and moved up six spots into a tie for 17th heading into Sunday's final round.

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Fargo's Tom Hoge plays his shot from the 13th tee during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on Thursday, May 19, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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TULSA, Oklahoma — Fargo’s Tom Hoge shot even-par 70 in the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday, a score good enough to move up six spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 17th heading into Sunday’s final round.

Hoge, who was tied for second after the first round, finished with a 4-over 74 on Saturday that knocked him into a tie for 23rd after two rounds.

On Saturday, Hoge made five birdies, nine pars, three bogeys and a double bogey. He is paired with Ryan Fox for Sunday’s final round and tees off at 11:55 a.m.

Chile's Mito Pereira birdied three of the final six holes of the third round for a 1-under-par 69 and a three-shot lead as golfers contended with windy and cool conditions Saturday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Pereira is at 9-under 201 going into Sunday. Pereira, who played collegiately for Texas Tech, has never won on the PGA Tour and has three top-10 finishes this season in 27 tournaments.

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Second-round leader Will Zalatoris and England's Matt Fitzpatrick share second place at 6 under, and Cameron Young is in fourth at 5 under. Fitzpatrick and Young posted 67s, while Zalatoris shot 73.

Tiger Woods shot 9-over 79 and withdrew. It's the first time Woods has withdrawn from a major as a professional, though the announcement shortly after all golfers finished the round wasn't unexpected. A few hours earlier, he said he was sore and would assess his situation.

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