PGA Championship 2022 LIVE: Leaderboard & newest updates as Mito Pereira holds lead and three-way battle emerges

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Mito Pereira will take a three-shot lead into the general day of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills after overcoming a shaky flip to surge out in entrance on Saturday. Pereira birdied the remaining to card a 69 and stay forward of in a single day chief Will Zalatoris and Matthew Fitzpatrick, who put himself into competition after capturing a very good 67.

Rory McIlroy’s bid to finish his primary drought suffered an important early blow, then again. After a run of 5 directly pars, McIlroy pulled his tee shot to the par-three 6th into the water and ran up a double-bogey 5 to drop again to 2 beneath par. It will be adopted by means of a triple-bogey six and even if a run of birdies helped, McIlroy then dropped an additional shot on the 18th to complete the day at stage par general.

Previous within the day, Tiger Woods recorded his worst ever rating within the PGA Championship as a a success fight to make the lower took a heavy toll at Southern Hills. Woods shot 79, his earlier worst rating in the United States PGA being a 77 within the first spherical in 2011. “I simply didn’t play neatly,” Woods stated. “I didn’t hit the ball really well and were given off not to the beginning I had to get off to. I assumed I hit a just right tee shot down two and ended up within the water, and simply by no means in point of fact were given any more or less momentum on my aspect.”

It used to be showed after the belief of the 3rd day that Woods had withdrawn from the match and the 46-year-old won’t play within the fourth spherical.

Observe the entire motion on what guarantees to be an intriguing ultimate day, underneath:

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Fleetwood shifting up

An excellent chip on 17 by means of Tommy Fleetwood leaves him with two toes left for a birdie that he faucets in with out an excessive amount of bother to transport to (-3).

Rory McIlroy in the end will get an eight-footer to fall as he pars the general hollow to finish the weekend at (-2). No longer the outcome he would had been hoping for after the primary spherical however it’ll be some other best 10 end.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:59

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Difficult paintings for the leaders

It’s been onerous going for the main 4 avid gamers lately. Handiest Cameron Younger is beneath par for the spherical and his constant play – selecting up birdies after shedding photographs – would possibly lead him the entire solution to the identify.

Mito Pereira (-7) is 2 over for his spherical however has simply made an excellent par save on 9. Can he click on into equipment at the again 9 and transfer additional forward?

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:55

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Pereira suffering on 9

Mito Pereira reveals the bunker at the entrance fringe of the golf green at the 9th and his pitch out of the sand finishes about 12ft from the pin.

It’s a right-to-left roller downhill and it wishes to head in for par… bingo!

Nice save from the chief, he’ll be feeling nice after that one.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:48

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Constant Younger staying involved

Cameron Younger is striking in with the chief and helps to keep growing alternatives to attain. A 17ft birdie putt at the tenth is rolled correct up subsequent to the golf green and he knocks it in for some other par.

Two holes forward Justin Thomas (-4) is at the verge of a fee after a 2nd consecutive birdie on 12 strikes him inside 3 of the lead.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:45

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McIlroy drops again

Rory McIlroy makes an attempt to chip in for an eagle at the seventeenth however skips his ball during the again of the golf green and down the slope. His go back chip isn’t nice and leaves him with a putt off the second one lower for a par that he slides vast.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:42

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Younger good points one, Pereira drops one

There’s a two shot swing in Cameron Younger’s favour as he collects a birdie at the 9th to go out in a one-under par 34. Simply in the back of him on 8 Mito Pereira makes a bogey 4 and drops all the way down to -7.

He’s now two over for the day and the space is now only one.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:36

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Thomas with the birdie!

Justin Thomas is quietly making his means across the path and takes a stride ahead with a 40ft birdie from off the entrance fringe of the golf green on 11.

He’s simply seeking to roll it up shut and the ball catches the suitable line, ahead of swinging in from the suitable and bouncing in off the again of the cup.

Thomas is as much as (-3) with birdie probabilities nonetheless to come back.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:33

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Rory McIlroy makes Sunday fee once more however Mito Pereira keeps US PGA lead

McIlroy, who completed runner-up within the Masters because of a final 64 at Augusta Nationwide, started the general spherical 9 photographs off the lead after following a gap 65 with disappointing rounds of 71 and 74.

That regarded to have ended his possibilities of claiming a 5th primary identify and primary since successful the 2014 US PGA, however McIlroy could have had different concepts and made a super get started with 4 birdies in a row from the second one.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:26

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Pereira again to 8

Fitzpatrick’s par would possibly simply have added a marginally of power onto Mito Pereira’s long par putt and he knocks it across the again of the outlet, making bogey.

Forward of him Will Zalatoris saves par at the 8th after using off the again of the golf green. The putter saves him once more.

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:24

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The putts aren’t shedding

Matt Fitzpatrick slides a birdie effort previous the suitable fringe of the outlet at the 7th and Cameron Younger drops a shot at the 8th.

Simply off the golf green, McIlroy has a protracted swinging left-to-right effort for a birdie on 16. He moves it brilliantly however the ball bobbles into the outlet and bounces out!

Michael Jones22 Would possibly 2022 21:22

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