Follow all the action as Will Zalatoris takes a one-shot lead into the third round of the PGA Championship.
The 25-year-old American followed an opening round of 66 with a score of 65 on Friday as he was trying to win his first major title. He will be paired with Mito Pereira in the final set, who has never cut in a major tournament. There is a crowded field behind them that includes Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irish failed to build on his impressive start and picked up a single card over 71 yesterday and is now sitting five shots off the lead.
Tiger Woods once again showed an extraordinary mettle to avoid a cut after Round 69, although his hopes for a major victory No. 16 are now outdated. There are several notable names that have failed to make this reduction, including World Champion No. 1 and Masters Scottie Scheffler, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay. “Definitely disappointed,” Scheffler said. “I am disappointed too. It is never fun to lose any pieces. I want to be able to play the weekend and try to get rid of it as hard as I can. I just haven’t had this week.”
Seven major championships have been held in the Southern Hills, the most recent of which was the 2007 PGA Championship won by Tiger Woods.
On all seven occasions, the winner will either lead or co-lead midway, so Will Zalatoris will have history on his side when he tops the midfield list later tonight.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 15:30
Woods gives himself a fighting chance of saving with a nice fade around the tree to the left of the fairway to roll it into the green – but the knockout stops a short foot away, so if left to tap the stealth five.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 15:27
But it comes with a splash of woods per second. Having equalized, his level 4 long lead failed to hold the burn making its way through the corridor.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 15:16
A daring shot for Woods at the start! After hitting the leading edge of the green as he approached the green, his third shot left him 13 feet away. However, he rolled it into the hole to stay at +4.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 15:13
Woods’ introduction includes his four PGA Championships, and he begins by driving to the left of the fairway.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 15:01
Colin Morikawa starts his run with a ghost at the start to slide further down the leaderboard at +5.
Woods is close to the first tee now. South Africa’s Sean Norris has the unenviable honor/mission to play alongside him today.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 14:56
Hideki Matsuyama smoothed things over on day three by rolling his hit at 45 feet.
It’s a touching day but there is still a long way to go for the 2021 Masters champion after he starts at +4.
Tiger Woods is leaving before the hour has passed.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 14:49
Terrell Hutton has never been shy about expressing his displeasure, and after calling Augusta “unfair at times” last month, the Englishman targeted the Greens at Southern Hills yesterday.
Tom KershawMay 21 2022 14:14
There were some notable names that didn’t make it to the weekend, including world number one Scottie Scheffler. The Masters champion came into the week as a little favorite but is often frustrated that he failed to live up to his own expectations.
“I’ve had some good shots, I’ve had some bad kicks, and I’ve been punished badly for bad kicks,” Scheffler said. “Today, I scored a lot of good shots, had some weird flashes and couldn’t take any.”
“Definitely disappointing. I am disappointed too. It’s never fun to lose any pieces. I want to be able to play the weekend and try to get rid of it as hard as I can. I just didn’t have it this week. “
Tom KershawMay 21 2022 13:51
Tiger Woods had an uphill struggle to make the cut yesterday after a disappointing opening round, but the 15-time main champ once again showed determination to hit the round of 69 that saw him on the weekend.
Tom KershawMay 21 2022 13:38
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