You Oughta Know: BMW PGA Championship

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The trophy remains up for grabs at the BMW PGA Championship with one round to go. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the finale at Wentworth, where Francesco Molinari and Byeong-Hun An share the lead:

• Molinari opened with a 65 and has held at least a share of the lead after each of the first three days. He is no stranger to this course, and has finished inside the top 10 each of the last three years at this event.

• Molinari is looking to win for the first time since the 2012 Open de Espana. At No. 66 in the OWGR, he is currently outside the cutoff for spots in both the U.S. Open and Open Championship, but would gain entry to both events with a top-two finish.

• Molinari has been consistent tee-to-green this week, finding 33 of 42 fairways and 45 of 54 greens in regulation. He has made only three bogeys all week, and went 28 straight holes without dropping a shot before a bogey on No. 14 in the third round.

• An, 23, became the youngest-ever U.S. Amateur champion when he defeated Ben Martin in the 2009 final. He made it to the semifinals in defense of his title in 2010, becoming the first player to do so since Tiger Woods in 1996.

• An has never won before on the European Tour. He won last year on the Challenge Tour, and his best result this season came at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, where he tied for fifth.

Thongchai Jaidee begins the final round at 12 under, two shots behind Molinari and An. The 45-year-old has six European Tour wins to his credit, most recently at the 2014 Nordea Masters.

•  Tommy Fleetwood's third-round 65 was the best score of the day, and he is alone in fourth at 11 under. His lone European Tour win came at the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

• At age 51, Miguel Angel Jimenez sits alone in fifth place through 54 holes. Jimenez won this event in 2008 and was a runner-up last week at the Open de Espana.

• The top 60 in the OWGR after this week will be exempt into the U.S. Open, while the top 50 will make the Open Championship. Among those on the bubble is No. 60 Luke Donald, who is T-61 after three rounds and likely needs a top-50 finish to punch his ticket to Chambers Bay.