Follow all the action as Will Zatoris takes a one-shot lead into Round 3 of the PGA Championship.
The 25-year-old American followed up an opening round of 66 with a 65 on Friday as he fights for his first Major title. He is paired in the final group with Mito Pereira, who had never made it at a major before. Behind them, a full field is hot on their heels including Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Unable to build on his spectacular start, the Northern Irishman carded a one-over-par round of 71 yesterday and is now five strokes off the lead.
Tiger Woods again showed extraordinary courage to avoid the cut after a round of 69, although his hopes of a 16th Major win are now moot. However, there are several notable names who didn’t make it, including world No. 1 and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay. “Definitely frustrating,” Scheffler said. “I’m disappointed too. Missing a cut is never fun. I want to be able to play the weekend and try to work it out as hard as possible. I just didn’t have it this week.”
Hideki Matsuyama just got things going on day three with a 45-foot birdie putt.
It’s a moving day, but the 2021 Masters champion still has a long way to go after starting at +4.
Tiger Woods will tee off before the hour mark.
Jamie BraidwoodMay 21, 2022 2:49 p.m
Tyrrell Hatton has never been shy about voicing his displeasure and after branding Augusta “sometimes unfair” last month, the Englishman aimed for the greens at Southern Hills yesterday.
Tom KershawMay 21, 2022 2:14 PM
However, there were some notable names who didn’t make it through the weekend, including world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. The Masters champion had come into the week as a slight favorite but often looked frustrated as he failed to live up to his own expectations.
“I had some good shots, some bad shots, and I was punished pretty hard for the bad ones,” said Scheffler. “Today I hit a lot of good shots, there were just a few weird gusts and I couldn’t make any putts.”
“Definitely frustrating. I’m disappointed too. Missing a cut is never fun. I want to be able to play the weekend and try to work it out as hard as possible. I just didn’t have it this week.”
Tom KershawMay 21, 2022 1:51 p.m
Tiger Woods faced an uphill battle to make the cut yesterday after a disappointing opening round, but the 15-time Major champion once again showed his courage to grind a round of 69 that carried him into the weekend.
Tom KershawMay 21, 2022 1:38 p.m
Brian Harman will play in a one-ball and lead the action on day three. It was scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m., but start times were pushed back 37 minutes due to thunderstorms in the Southern Hills area.
Tom KershawMay 21, 2022 1:24 PM
Welcome to The Independent‘s live coverage of day three of the PGA Championship.
Will Zatoris heads into the weekend a shot clear of Mito Pereira as the American looks to win his first Major. Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy stayed in contention despite the latter’s disappointing lap yesterday while Bubba Watson stormed into the field with a brilliant lap of 63. There’s hope for England, too, as Matt Fitzpatrick is six shots behind as he attempts to land his first win on US soil.
Tom KershawMay 21, 2022 1:18 p.m