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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Bernd Wiesberger in a nutshell


Bernd Wiesberger
Bernd Wiesberger was 12-under par through three rounds at the PGA Championship.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- And now, a nutshell golf biography of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, who trails PGA Championship leader Rory McIlroy by 1 shot:

"I got introduced to the game from my parents, especially from my father," he said. "They had quite a big sports store back in Austria and a pro shop close by and a golf club. When they opened up that course ... that's how I got introduced to the game."

On how many people in Austria are rooting for him:

"Well, given a population of just over 8 million people, we have around 100,000 golfers in the golf clubs. So I would reckon about 90,000 would be on the TV by now -- or at least I hope so."

On being paired with McIlroy in the last group on Sunday:

"Well, I've not been in contention in a major championship, so I don't know how it's going to turn out ... I'm friends with Rory and I'm sure it's going to be a nice situation out there again. ... Yeah, just enjoy myself. From now on, it's just a bonus, really."

On how many different ways he's heard his last name pronounced by first-tee emcees:

"I'm not going to say those because then I'll have them all the time tomorrow. Let's be creative. I'm sure there will be creative guys out there tomorrow."