Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tosses a ball while waiting to tee off on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Brenn
Brennan Linsley
September 06, 2014

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) Billy Horschel made a 32-foot birdie putt Saturday to close out a 7-under 63 and take a three-shot lead over Ryan Palmer into the final round of the BMW Championship.

Horschel, who had a chance to win the Deutsche Bank Championship before chunking a 6-iron from the 18th fairway on Monday, birdied 14 and 15 to take the lead. His birdie on 18 left him at 13-under 197.

A few minutes later, Palmer answered with a 30-footer on 18 to draw within three.

U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer shot a 64 to get within five, tied with Masters champion Bubba Watson (66) and one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler (66).

Second-round leader Sergio Garcia faded, shooting 72 to fall seven behind.

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