Highlights of Saturday's third round at the PGA Championship

13 Août, 2017, 10:27 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • PGA Championship live blog Kevin Kisner's lead grows to 2			Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Day ran between shots from the 17th green to the 18th green in the gathering gloom, trying to keep as much twilight as possible as he closed with four pars.

"I'm disappointed the way I played today", Matsuyama said.

CHARLOTTE (North Carolina) • Hideki Matsuyama can not imagine what impact becoming the first Japanese men's Major golf champion would have on him or his homeland, but he wants to find out today.

"That could have been a six or seven quite easily". On the 11th, a tap-in from less than three feet resulted in a bogey and on 12th, he went into the rough and got only to the fringe in three and ended with a second successive bogey.

"If anything the greens were a little firmer than yesterday and some of the pin positions today are really tough", McIlroy said after a second straight 72. But until he becomes the first Japanese male to get his hands on a major trophy, the 25-year-old will face a pressure with which few American fans are familiar.

Unlike Fowler, South Korea's An Byeong-hun finished a roller-coaster round at two under after shooting a 69, which included four birdies, an eagle and four bogeys.

"This is my first experience leading a major, or tied for the lead after 36 holes". That's saying something. Birkdale [the British Open venue] is a pretty special place. Just like you drew it up, Rory? Four bogeys in five holes on his back nine, with missed par putts from nine, four, eight and six feet, took him to the brink of extinction at four over.

Sailing along with a two-shot lead, Kisner pulled a shot into the water at the 16th and had his bogey-putt spin out of the hole for a double. And while McIlroy has shot rounds of 62 and 61 in his two PGA Tour victories at Quail Hollow, he said a low round on this course is more like 66 or 67.

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Odds are Quail Hollow won't be the same test the rest of the way.

"Eagling 7 and having three birdies after that was nice", Day said. "I haven't hit it this well this whole summer". That's a bad combination.

"I'm just excited about the opportunity".

Matsuyama has one of the strongest overall games on the PGA Tour.

Scott is skipping the first two playoffs events to be with wife Marie as the couple welcome their second child due on August 19.

GONE: Phil Mickelson celebrated playing in his 100th career major, but it only last two days. But the last two weeks his putting has looked stronger with only 54 total putts thus far in the PGA Championship.

On undulating greens, some of the hole locations were extremely hard, with nobody on the leaderboard shooting better than the 68 by Canadian Graham DeLaet, who went six-under in a remarkable four-hole stretch to vault within five strokes of the lead.

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