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Hend hits front as Willett's Wentworth challenge unravels (Reuters)

Britain Golf - BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England - 28/5/16. England's Danny Willett (R) and Australia's Scott Hend shake hands at the end of the third round. Action Images / Andrew Boyers

By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Australian Scott Hend sprinted to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard on Saturday, taking full advantage as overnight pacesetter Danny Willett's title challenge unraveled in spectacular style. The back nine at Wentworth is unlikely to go down as U.S. Masters winner Willett's favorite piece of land after he suffered on the inward half for the second successive day. Willett, however, is still in title contention on six-under 210, three behind Hend who had a tap-in eagle putt at the 18th hole to return a 73.

Golf-Hend hits front as Willett's Wentworth bid unravels (Reuters)

* Eagle delight for Australian Hend * Willett toils on back nine again (Adds details, quotes) By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 28 (Reuters) - A last-gasp eagle gave Scott Hend the outright lead in the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday, the Australian taking advantage as Danny Willett's challenge unravelled in spectacular style. The back nine at Wentworth is unlikely to go down as U.S. Masters winner Willett's favourite piece of land after he suffered on the inward half for the second successive day. ...

Hend eagles No 18 again, takes 1-shot lead at Wentworth (The Associated Press)

England's Masters champion Danny Willett reacts on the sixteenth hole during day three of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, England, Saturday May 28, 2016. Willett made six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine on Friday. (Steve Paston / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Scott Hend of Australia eagled No. 18 for the second straight day to reclaim the lead at the end of a fluctuating third round of the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday, as Masters champion Danny Willett slipped down the leaderboard. Hend started the day tied for the lead with Willett on 10 under and ended it with a one-stroke advantage on 9 under. Willett dropped five shots in his last 10 holes for a 76, tumbling to 6 under and a tie for fifth.

Piller, Simpson share lead after 2nd round at Colonial (The Associated Press)

Martin Piller hits his drive on the first hole during the final round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Martin Piller had the most holes to play to complete the suspended second round at Colonial. Piller's strong approach at No. 18, his 12th hole Saturday morning, set up a 20-inch birdie putt to wrap up his second consecutive round of 66. At 8-under 132, he matched Webb Simpson for the best score.

Older and wiser Colsaerts seeks to recapture past glories (Reuters)

Golf - Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates - 21/1/16. Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts in action during the first round
Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs

By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Nicolas Colsaerts may finally be seeing some light at the end of a long, dark tunnel after watching his fortunes nosedive since he featured in Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup victory. The long-hitting Colsaerts has not won since landing the World Match Play title in Spain in 2012 but if he maintains his current rate of progress, he may not take too long to achieve the third European Tour victory of his career. Colsaerts followed his 15th-place finish at this month's China Open by sharing third at the Mauritius Open and his form in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week has improved with each passing day to give him an outside chance of victory.

VIDEO: Golf PGA Championship

Hazel Irvine presents highlights of the third round from the PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in Surrey.

Hend eagles the final hole to lead PGA

Australia's Scott Hend leads England's Tyrrell Hatton by one shot after round three of the PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Willett out in 29 to share PGA lead

Masters champion Danny Willett cards a 29 for the opening nine holes of his second round to share the lead at the PGA Championship.

Clarke names Ryder Cup vice-captains

Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn and Paul Lawrie are named as Europe's vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup.

The golfer taking on his Everest

Meet Graeme Robertson, who has multiple sclerosis and is taking on the golfing equivalent of climbing Everest.

Rio 2016 ultimate guide: Golf

IT’S not everybody’s cup of tea, but Olympic golf will return in Rio for the first time in 112 years. Here’s everything you need to know.

Muirfield slam ‘two-faced’ McIlroy

MUIRFIELD lost out of the British Open rotation after the golf club upheld its ban on women, and now one member has defended the move despite criticism from Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy’s million-dollar act of generosity

RORY McIlroy eagled the final hole to clinch his first victory of the season at the Irish Open, then donated his entire winners’ cheque to his charity.

Garcia makes history in Byron Nelson win

SERGIO Garcia was taken to a playoff with Brooks Koepka, but only needed to make par to claim his ninth career PGA Tour victory.

McIlroy chasing Willett at Irish Open

RORY McIlroy achieved his first aim at the Irish Open, making the cut for the first time in four years.

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