The players that didn’t finish their round yesterday had to come back out this morning at 7:30am and when they finished the cut came at +6 at The PGA Championship. To get the third round finished with the delayed start they put the players out in threesomes.
The players that went out early still had some softer conditions on the course and a few players took advantage of it improving their positions on the leaderboard. JB Holmes and Satoshi Kodaira both shot 67 to improve 52 spots. Let me say that again…52 SPOTS! Wow. That’s great!
The guys at the top of the leaderboard had an interesting day today. Chris Stroud shot an even par 71 to start his day on Sunday at -6, tied with Hideki Matsuyama in second place. This puts them one shot back of Kevin Kisner who shot 72 and is at -7 to start the final round.
Jason Day made a mess of the last hole including hitting a shot out of the trees that his caddy should have gone Romeo on (caddy in Tin Cup who snaps the driver over his knee) and made Day chip out not try to hit a hook over the river and thru the woods (or over the gallery and thru the woods). After hitting it into a bush and taking a drop and 2 putts he made and 8 and shot 41 on the back nine to finish at even par.
We expected more from Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas today as the two best friends were paired together. This usually works out well on tour for players to have a great round. Thomas played a good round shooting 69 and getting to -5 just two shots back. Fowler shot a two over 73 to post at -1 and needing an amazing round tomorrow to find his first major.
Dads Say So Kevin Kisner has held the lead for 3 days and is in a great position to claim his first major. He had played very well early in the year and had 2 wins and is looking to join Jordan Spieth and Matsuyama with his third victory of the year. Matsuyama could put himself in a great position to win Player of the Year with a win on Sunday. Chris Stroud, last weeks winner at the Barracuda, could really make a name for himself and lock up some guaranteed tour status with a victory. There are many other players chasing that with a great round could claim the Wanamaker Trophy. We are looking forward to watching it unfold tomorrow.