Jon Rahm rues 'stupid mistakes' on final day at Wentworth — BMW PGA

McIlroy surges up the leaderboard on day three at Wentworth

McIlroy surges up the leaderboard on day three at Wentworth

Former Masters champion Danny Willett held a share of the PGA Championship lead with Spain's Jon Rahm after a tense third round at Wentworth on Saturday. But Willett has what Rahm does now not - a important championship - and would possibly perchance possibly be boasting the advantage if now not for a spectacular par place on the 18th by his taking part in partner, which saw Rahm gap a 15-footer after finding distress off the tee.

Willett, who claimed his seventh European Tour title on Sunday, had been locked at the top heading in to the final round with Rahm but moved ahead with a birdie at the second and stayed ahead for the remainder of the contest, before closing his round out with back to back birdies.

The duo, tied for the lead overnight, are 15 under for the tournament at Wentworth, Surrey, and will face competition from South Africa's Christian Bezuidenhout, local favourite Justin Rose and India's Shubhankar Sharma who were in third. "I was really in control of my game and playing good".

Richie Ramsay and Rafa Cabrera Bello (both 67) were two shots further back.

He celebrated with his son three-year-old son Zachariah, who ran onto the 18th green to embrace his father. Willett said afterwards, as he went on to call it "An emotional week". But at the same time I'm a realist and I know I won from seven back a few years ago and I feel like that's something that happens maybe once in your career. The crowds are fantastic.

Former Masters victor Willett fired six birdies on the day, the last of which followed a stunning recovery on the 15th hole that he bogeyed after driving his ball into the trees.

Rory McIlroy hasn't abandoned hope of winning after a superb 65 which equaled his lowest score at Wentworth and left him nine shots off the lead.

It took him four shots to reach the green, and he missed the putt. "I was willing to change whatever had to be changed and that's pretty hard to do... to jump full throttle into something you're not sure if it's going to work out or not".

"I believe that 11th hole was the key moment of the match", Rahm said.

Another rare event was Ross Fisher making an albatross after holing a 4-iron with his second shot to the 18th from 225 yards. I've been close at the Open and had a couple of good chances here before and the crowd weren't going to let me throw it away. But two more birdies towards the end made it six for the day as he sealed a memorable victory. "To win the auto is still a bit shocking".