Brooks Koepka LIV golfer takes a one-shot lead to final round as he targets third USA PGA Championship Championship in Oak Hill. The American player became the star player to reach six-gold in a round of -4, 66 in the wet tournament played in Rochester, New York on Saturday.
On a hard day to score Victor Hovland and Corey Conners showed the consistency needed to win a major with both players recording even rounds to keep them near the top of the leaderboard. Just one shot ahead before the final round, they will lead the chase pack that includes the USA. Bryson DeChambeau (-3) and England Justin Rose (-2).
world number two Scottie Scheffler He’s added to the mix after seeing him slide down to two after a bumpy day, but will need to regain his form from the previous two rounds if he wants to fight on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy He remains in contention for a third US PGA, but he beat Koepka by five points yesterday with a score of under 69-1. The Northern Irishman will play alongside club pro Michael Block, after the 46-year-old Californian fired his third straight round of 70 to stay level.
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Bird for McIlroy
McIlroy -1 (6), Block +1 (6)
This is the daylight heist from Rory in tough six. It’s a long way off the tee with the audience, but it’s a nicely fed iron tucked into the heart of the green, towards the hole. For the bird, it rolls on a 13-foot hit and turns red again.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 20:20
I miss a birdie for rose
Rose -3 (5), Scheffler -2 (5)
He’s a superb tee shot from British to par three and uses the slope as Perez has done before. However, unlike his European compatriot, he cannot gain an advantage as his shot is shifted from the right.
Scheffler finds himself in the bunker on the green side outside the tee, but saves an excellent ups and downs.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 20:18
Conners is back with a birdie
Conners -5 (4), DeChambeau -3 (4)
We haven’t seen much action from this par-five fourth as DeChambeau settles for a par, but Conners makes a move into the green thanks to a nice wedge. In the third, he goes in after his bogey and comes right back.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 20:13
Koepka is up three points with another bird
Koepka -8 (3), Hovland -5 (3)
Wow. In the blink of an eye, the top four-time champion is up by three. This is a tee shot just under 1.5 meters by the LIV Golf star, and he makes no mistake.
Hovland’s tee shot feels a little shorter and he can’t put up with longer effort – he’s got quite a bit of a task ahead of him now to chase Koepka if he keeps playing like that.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 20:04
boogeyman for Conners
Conners -4 (3), DeChambeau -3 (3)
The Canadian was a long way from his usual ball shooting clinic as he found the tee shot bunker. She can’t get up and down and now drops her speed by one more shot. DeChambeau does par to stay below three.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 20:02
American trio turned red
Cantlay -1 (10), Kitayama -1 (8), Reed -1 (7)
Lots of moves are made from those on the leaderboard. Reed is up to -3 for his round, while Cantlay is below -4 for the day. Kitayama is also floating around, and all three are in the top ten.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 20:00
Another boogeyman for McIlroy
McIlroy E (4), Block +1 (4)
Two bogeys at the opening of the four-hole were the last thing Rory could ask for, but that’s exactly what she produced. The bird slams past the hole in the fourth and the par smack sticks its lips out from the left side. He’s back on par and now seven ahead.
The block makes it even to stay in one division.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 19:58
Koepka doubled the lead
Koepka -7 (2), Hovland -5 (2)
Most of the final groups have targeted this second-place pin, and Hovland and Koepka are no different.
Hovland goes first, and it’s a hit similar to the one Scheffler missed… and so does Viktor. That’s a bad effort from him and the kind of hits you have to make.
Koepka squeezes hers under five feet and makes no mistakes. The American makes the first move and is ahead by two margins.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 19:56
All is well for Rose and Scheffler
Rose -3 (3), Scheffler -2 (3)
Both players do nothing with their third-par-to-quarters attempts and fall under three and two, respectively.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 19:52
Great save for Conners
Conners (-5), DeChambeau (-3)
The Canadian’s in a bit of trouble outside of the tee, but an excellent anchor shot off the turf lets him save his money. DeChambeau shoots well with bird effort, but falls short and has to settle for par.
Ben Fleming21 May 2023 19:51