Unknowns on verge of breakthrough


Two rookies, a guy with no triumphs in six years on the US PGA Tour and a 47-year-old veteran with one victory in the past decade will play in the final groups Sunday at the PGA Championship. The Americans are not exactly household names of golf like Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson but Keegan Bradley, Brendan Steele, Jason Dufner or Scott Verplank could become sport’s next major champion. “It just shows the depth and how good guys are these days,” Steele said.
“You’ve got younger guys and older guys and guys in the middle and everybody is playing at a high level.” Steele, a 28-year-old US rookie who won the Texas Open in April, fired a four-under par 66 on Saturday at Atlanta Athletic Club to share the lead with Dufner, who fired a 68, on seven-under par 203.