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Thomas Bjorn opens up considerable lead at BMW

Thomas Bjorn birdied seven of his last eight holes Saturday to grab a five-shot lead after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship.

Luke Donald next, 5 shots behind the Dane

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn plays a shot Saturday at the Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, England. (Adam Davy/PA/The Associated Press)

Thomas Bjorn birdied seven of his last eight holes Saturday to grab a five-shot lead after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship.

The 43-year old Dane fought back from a double bogey on the first hole by making six straight birdies from the 11th and then adding another one at the last for a 5-under 67. His 15-under total of 201 put him five shots clear of Luke Donald at the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth.

Donald, a two-time former BMW PGA winner, birdied his closing two holes for a 68. Ireland's Shane Lowry shared the overnight lead with Bjorn but shot a 73 to sit another shot back in third.

Rory McIlroy was in a tie for fourth after a 69, seven shots behind Bjorn.

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