BMW PGA Championship 2023 leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 3

BMW PGA Championship 2023 leaderboard and odds – how things stand after day 3
Ludvig Aberg on the 17th during day three of the 2023 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Virginia Water, Surrey. Picture date: Saturday September 16, 2023. - Photo by Icon sport

Ludvig Aberg has the chance to win for the second time in two weeks after his 6-under 66 on Saturday at the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey, England.

The 23-year-old Swede leads Tommy Fleetwood and Connor Syme by two strokes with one round left to play. A trio consisting of Aaron Rai, Callum Shinkwin and Ryan Fox are also in contention at 13-under in a tie for fourth.

World No. 3 Jon Rahm, who finished in second last year and lost by one stroke to Shane Lowry, can never be counted out. The Spaniard fired a 6-under 66 on moving day and sits in seventh place.

BMW PGA Championship leaderboard

(1) Ludvig Aberg-16F686666200
(T2) Connor Syme-14F677065202
(T4) Tommy Fleetwood-14F696667202
(T4) Aaron Rai-13F696767203
(T4)  Callum Shinkwin-13F687164203
(T4) Ryan Fox-13F696866203
(7) Jon Rahm-12F716766204
(T8) Marcus Helligkilde-11F647269205
(T8) Nathan Kimsey-11F706867205
(T8) Sepp Straka-11F706669205
(T8) Tyrrell Hatton-11F686968205
(T12) Billy Horschel-10F756368206
(T12) Joo-Hyung Kim-10F706769206
(T12) Rikuya Hoshino-10F677168206
(T12) Thomas Detry-10F676871206
(T12) Viktor Hovland-10F697067206

Highlights from Saturday

This section will feature the best moments from the third round.

Can Aberg go back-to-back?

The Ryder Cup captain’s pick owns his first 54-hole lead as a pro and can win in back-to-back starts. Aberg, who turned professional in June, won the Omega European Masters in his previous start on Sept. 3 and defeated fellow countryman Alexander Bjork by two strokes to earn his first DP World Tour title.

The Texas Tech product opened his day at Wentworth with an eagle on the fourth hole en route to his second consecutive 66. He recorded five more birdies, including one on the 18th.

Fleetwood is knocking on the door again

It seems like Fleetwood is in contention in just about every tournament he plays in. He’s earned eight top 10s in his past 14 events, and the closest he’s come to hoisting a trophy in 2023 was at the Canadian Open in June, where he lost to Nick Taylor in a playoff.

The Englishman enjoyed an excellent day, carding a 5-under 67, which was highlighted by an eagle at the par 5 fifth followed by a 40-footer for birdie at hole No. 5.

Fairway Jesus has a chance to triumph for the first time since the 2022 Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Jon Rahm is in contention

The two-time major winner appeared to have his sights set on a super-low score after opening the front nine with a 6-under 30. He cooled off and shot an even par 36 on the back nine but isn’t out of it since he’s just four shots back.

Rahm won four times this season on the PGA Tour, with his most recent victory coming at the 2023 Masters in April.

Updated BMW PGA Championship odds ahead of day 4

Ludvig Aberg: +150
Tommy Fleetwood: +360
Jon Rahm: +900
Connor Syme: +1000
Ryan Fox: +1200
Aaron Rai: +1200
Callum Shinkwin: +2500
Tyrrell Hatton: +3000
Viktor Hovland: +3500
Sepp Straka: +5000
Tom Kim: +8000
Billy Horschel: +11000
Marcus Helligkilde: +11000
Nathan Kimsey: +11000
Thomas Detry: +12000

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