20 Jul '14, 1pm

Over the past 50 years, 9 players have had leads of 6 or more after 3 rounds of a major. How many won?

Over the past 50 years, 9 players have had leads of 6 or more after 3 rounds of a major. How many won?

Rory McIlroy has a six-shot lead entering The Open Championship’s final round. These statistics about McIlroy’s large lead and others are provided to the PGA TOUR by Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.: -- Over the last 50 years, there have been nine instances of a player leading by six shots or more after three rounds of a major championship. The last occurrence was at the 2011 U.S. Open, when McIlroy led by eight shots and went on to win the tournament easily. The last player to lead by six shots or more at The Open Championship was Tiger Woods in 2000. Only one player in the last 50 years blew a lead of six shots or greater at a major tournament with one round to play. Greg Norman led Nick Faldo by six shots heading into the final day at the 1996 Masters, before famously falling short of victory after shooting 78 on Sunday, compared to Faldo’s 67. · Since 1990, only three players...

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