PGA: Dustin Johnson leads as Brooks Koepka remains chasing hat-trick | Golf news

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Take a look back at the best of the action from Round 3 of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Take a look back at the best of the action from Round 3 of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Dustin Johnson will take a one-shot lead in the final round of the PGA Championship as Brooks Koepka remained chasing a third straight win on an intriguing third day.

Soon after overnight leader Li Haotong started his third round, there were as many as 19 players within two nicks of the head at one point, but the very crowded standings dispersed. in the final hour as Johnson’s 65s took him to the top at nine. under the by.

Brooks Koepka bugged three times in a row before enjoying a solid finish

Brooks Koepka bugged three times in a row before enjoying a solid finish

Scottie Scheffler also shot a 65 to lead the pursuit pack with Cameron Champ, with Paul Casey leading the English challenge as Justin Rose fought hard to stay in the running, while Tommy Fleetwood endured a scorching day until that two late birds revive his chances and drag him away. return within three of the advance.

Koepka’s challenge came with three consecutive bogeys over the last nine, although two birdies in the final three holes brought him within two of the lead before the final day at TPC Harding Park, with Rose, First-round leader Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau with six pennies, but Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will only play out of personal pride on Sunday.

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Brooks Koepka Reflects On Posting Third Round 69 At PGA Championship, Takes Chances Of Completing All-Time Three Bogs

Brooks Koepka Reflects On Posting A 69 Third Round At PGA Championship, Takes Chances Of Completing All-Time Three Bogs

The form of Voyageur Championship winner Johnson took a nosedive after his victory at TPC River Highlands, but he moved into the top spot for a second major title and could have held a bigger lead if he didn’t hadn’t doubled the ninth hole on Saturday.

He approached the turn with four birdies already on his card, but followed poor practice with an over-ambitious second in a bunker in the ninth and needed four strokes just to reach the green as he climbed a six. , although he responded with a birdie in the 10th, then three more on the last five holes – capped by a 20-foot putt for a two in the 17th.

“I definitely have experience in this situation that will definitely help me tomorrow,” said the 2016 US Open champion. “I’ve been on the hunt a number of times in a major. I have a major, so this experience will definitely be beneficial.

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Dustin Johnson believes his game is in good shape after setting clubhouse goal at PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson believes his game is in good shape after setting clubhouse goal at PGA Championship

“I’m still going to have to go out and play some really good golf, and it’s a tough golf course. The Greens are getting really firm, they’re fast and I think the wind will blow again, so it’s going to be tough. But I can’t wait to take on the challenge and I will definitely be relying on much of this experience that I have. ”

Scheffler, who birdied five in a 31st go, stormed a share of the lead when he birdies 15, 16 and 17 only for Bogey the last to close on eight under, where he was joined by Champ after mixing six birdies with three dropped shots in a 67.

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Workday Charity Open champion Collin Morikawa emulated Scheffler’s last streak of three consecutive birdies and handed in a 65 to go down to seven under, with Casey also tied for fourth after sailing to the 33 turn, then Parried every hole in the back nine to post a 68, his third under-70 score of the Championship.

Koepka carefully traced his way around the San Francisco layout and birdied in the fourth and 12th to claim a share of the lead, but his form and composure gave him up over the next three holes before regroup to finish in style, after a birdie at 16. with another at the last after an imposing approach at six feet.

DeChambeau kept his hopes of a first major alive with a 66 which he capped with a sensational almost 100-foot putt for an unlikely birdie at 18, while Rose picked up bogeys in the first two holes to scramble a believable 70 despite being comfortably short of its best.

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Bryson DeChambeau signed his third round 66 at the PGA Championship scoring an incredible 100-foot birdie on the last hole

Bryson DeChambeau signed his third round 66 at the PGA Championship scoring an incredible 100-foot birdie on the last hole

Finau (67), Day (70) and Daniel Berger (70) also closed on six under with Fleetwood, who had two points for the round and no birdie through 15 holes before going from five feet to 16 and draining a 20 -foot to the last to finish where it started the day.

Li’s candidacy to be the first Chinese winner of a men’s major hit the pads as he struggled to reach a 73 to slip four hits behind the leader, but McIlroy (71) is nine behind after a terrible finish, while Woods needed two late birds to save a 72, leaving it at two above par for the week.

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