A brief look at the third round of the PGA Championship

A brief look at the third round of the PGA Championship


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glance at Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship at Harding Park:

LEADING: Dustin Johnson made eight birdies, his most of any round in a major, to shoot 5-under 65 and take a one-shot lead at 9-under 201.

TRAILING: Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Champ are each one shot back, in search of their first major title.

VERY CROWDED: There are 20 players within five shots of the lead. Only four of them – Johnson, Justin Rose, Jason Day and Brooks Koepka – have captured a major before.

THREE-PEAT: Koepka’s quest for a PGA three-peat got stuck in neutral after three straight bogeys on the back nine. He still shot 69 to stay within two of the lead.

TIGER WATCH: Tiger Woods had trouble with the greens again. He didn’t make a birdie until the 16th hole and shot 72, leaving him in a tie for 59th.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Bryson DeChambeau got to 6 under with a 95-foot putt on No. 18.

NOTABLE: Johnson now has eight consecutive rounds in the 60s at the PGA Championship, dating to final round at Bellerive in 2018.

QUOTABLE: ”I’ve had practice rounds that have been more nerve-wracking than being out there in the third round of a major. It’s very, very bizarre.” –Paul Casey on playing the PGA Championship without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

TELEVISION: Noon to 3 p.m. EDT (ESPN), 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CBS).



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