We’re three rounds via the 2020 PGA Championship, and the winner continues to be removed from sure. A giant quantity of golfers could make a powerful problem for the Wanamaker Trophy.
Dustin Johnson leads the group after a roller-coaster 5-under-par 65 Saturday that featured eight birdies at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Haotong Li, whose out-of-nowhere efficiency in Spherical 2 (5-under 65) pushed him to the highest of the leaderboard, tumbled off his perch with a 3-over 73. A dozen golfers are separated by three strokes after 54 holes, which means there might be an intense race to the end Sunday.
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There have been a few storylines to observe as Spherical Three progressed Saturday, together with whether or not two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka’s hip — which required consideration from a coach a number of occasions on Friday — would proceed to be problematic for him. Observers have been curious to see whether or not Li’s efficiency would change after he spent a number of hours working towards after his second spherical. The solutions to these questions: No, and sure.
Tiger Woods was one other golfer to observe; he suffered from an abysmal brief recreation on Friday, which stored him near the minimize line. He is an excellent longer shot now to win his fifth PGA Championship and earn a file 83rd PGA Tour victory after one other spherical above par.
Sporting Information tracked reside scoring updates and highlights from the 2020 PGA Championship leaders. Observe beneath for full outcomes from Saturday’s Spherical 3 (all occasions Japanese):
PGA Championship leaderboard 2020
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PGA Championship updates, highlights from Spherical 3
10 p.m.: Li went from main by two at first of his spherical to trailing by 4 after the tip of it. A 38 on the again 9 and low scores by his purusers have been the culprits. He’ll have a about an hour on the vary and apply inexperienced Saturday night time to work on his recreation.
9:30 p.m: Koepka might want to go actually low Sunday to three-peat. Consecutive bogeys on 13, 14 and 15 have put him three behind the chief as he performs the 18th. (UPDATE: He birdied 18 to finish his third spherical at 7 beneath for the event, two behind Johnson.)
9:15 p.m.: Dustin Johnson is the brand new clubhouse chief at 9 beneath. He stormed to the highest with a 5-under 65.
8:45 p.m.: Li (-9) is again on high, however now he is joined by Cameron Champ. In the event you’re not accustomed to Champ, here is a fast take a look at his swing:
8:20 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler strikes into the lead with a birdie at 17, his third in a row. He is at 9 beneath, one forward of Li, Koepka and Dustin Johnson.
8:20 p.m.: DeChambeau closes with a flourish, draining this long-distance putt at 18 to put him at 6 beneath.
Eight p.m.: The highest of the leaderboard stays crowded as the ultimate pairing makes the flip. Li (Eight beneath) is again within the lead, however he misses a birdie putt on 9, so he is up by only one over Collin Morikawa (65), Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger.
7:25 p.m.: Li offers up the lead with a bogey on 5.
7:20 p.m.: DeChambeau is simply two behind the leaders, and he is rolling in lengthy putts:
6:55 p.m.: 4 holes, 4 pars for Li, who nonetheless leads by one.
6:35 p.m.: Koepka, balky hip and all, makes it a five-way tie for second (7 beneath) with a birdie at 4.
6:30 p.m.: Li putts for birdie on every of his first two holes however leaves each makes an attempt properly brief. He saves par each occasions.
6:15 p.m.: Scottie Sheffler holes out from the bunker and strikes right into a tie for second. (UPDATE: He shot a 31 on the entrance 9 with 5 birdies.)
6 p.m.: Li, after hours on the driving vary and apply inexperienced, is again on the course to start his third spherical because the chief.
4:56 p.m.: Not Tiger’s greatest spherical, however that’s an absurd stage of consistency.
3:30 p.m.: This near a gap in a single:
2:10 p.m.: Phil making eagles prefer it’s no huge deal.
1:53 p.m.: A reminder of simply how devoted Haotong Li is.
1:06 p.m.: Justin Thomas is on the prowl.