Published: Aug 14, 2010 1:33 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 15, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin (AP) — Nick Watney has taken a two-stroke lead halfway through the third round of the U.S. PGA Championship.

Watney birdied five of his first seven holes on Saturday to get to 11 under for the tournament. That's two strokes better than Dustin Johnson, the 54-hole leader at the U.S. Open who had an epic meltdown on Sunday. Four players are at 8 under, including 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy, who tied for third at the British Open.

Tiger Woods has recovered from his tough start with two birdies on the back nine. But he's 1 over for the day after 14 holes, and is nine shots behind Watney.

Tom Lehman had the first hole-in-one of the tournament, acing the 217-yard 17th with a 4-iron.