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 65 on Friday as he was trying to win his first major title. He will be paired with Mito Pereira in the latter group, 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 extraordinary mettle to avoid a cut after a round of 69, although his hopes for a major 16th victory are now dashed with his third round score of 79. There are many notable names who have failed to make this cut. 1 World Champion 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.”
There we go. The opening bird of Tyrell Hutton makes the Englishman -3. Both Hatton and Fitzpartek, who will run the next race, are well positioned to direct today’s charge.
Both players, however, have been highly critical of the Greens at Southern Hills so far this week.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 19:15
It’s been a tough day for Tiger Woods, but he still clapped for 18th as if he was leading the PGA Championship.
Instead, at +12, he’s at the bottom of the leaderboard among those players who have made the weekend.
Woods left five feet to avoid hitting 80 – and he runs it – but having hit 69 to make the cut yesterday 79 today is a realistic result.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 19:09
Webb Simpson made a great pass of 65 to bring himself back into the red after starting the day at +4. The American hit five birds and made a chip eagle ranked fifteenth.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 18:54
exceptional! Kramer Hickok just hid from the basement. But the only problem was with his third attempt to get out. After his first two attempts to hit the bank – then veer back to hit him – he lifts it out and spins into the hole!
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 18:52
In the Southern Hills test conditions, there are low scores to be had. That’s according to Webb Simpson, at least, who posted the lowest score of the day so far at -4.
He still has a few holes to cut, but he’s on the brink of the top 20 having made himself back so far.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 18:34
Here’s a reminder of upcoming tee times:
18:40 C Smith (Australia), C Young (US)
18:50 T Hutton (Eng), M Kochhar (US)
19:10 S Cink (US), C Kirk (US)
19:20 Dee Riley (US), M. Fitzpatrick (Eng)
19:30 R McIlroy (NY), Anser (Mix)
19:40 J. Thomas (US), B Watson (US)
19:50 W. Zalatores (US), M. Pereira (Che)
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 18:28
Rory McIlroy arrives in Southern Hills ahead of its 7:30 p.m. launch date. There are about 10 groups that haven’t come out yet but no one has yet managed to make a big move.
Despite this, Woods dropped to +13 with his fifth straight bogey.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 18:07
Make that +12 for Woods, where the ghost line extends into four holes. The damage was done finding the green side hideout on par-4 12.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 17:43
Unfortunately, this has turned into a terrible age for Tiger Woods.
Three consecutive bogeys over the turn dropped him to +11, eight more for his run so far.
Rahm has now also dropped two shots after making a bogey in the seventh, but there’s better news for Webb Simpson, who is looking for an eagle in his 5 par-5 to hit -3 for the day.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 17:38
Spieth starts his run with an opening double bogey, and also up front, Koepka and Rahm drop shots to fall back further.
Jimmy BraidwoodMay 21 2022 17:22
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