Kevin Kisner clings on to the lead at the US PGA Championship, even with dropping five shots over the last five holes at Quail Hallow, making it a very long Green Mile.
Kevin, USA, shot a third round +1 over par 72, giving him a -7 under tournament total at the US PGA Championship, and a one shot lead. It was really a total disaster, at one point he was at -10 under, before making bogey at 14 and 15, compounding the errors when finding the water at the 16th for a double, and a bogey at the last;
“I had a chance to run away from guys and take people out of the tournament that were four or five, six back, and I didn’t do it.”
“Now I’m in a dogfight tomorrow and I have to be prepared for that. “
“There’s no real reason for me getting mad or upset or showing y’all that I’m ticked off.”
“I’m pretty good at keeping it all in, and the golf course here is so hard. If you get pissed, you’re just going to throw away more shots.”
“There’s no real reason to show that emotion I’ll show plenty of emotion if I win tomorrow, don’t worry.”
Sharing second place at -6 under par are Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, +2 over 73 today, and Chris Stroud, USA, even par 71.
Chris is not going to change anything;
“I have the same everything I have last week. I have the same swing thoughts as last week, I have the same routine warming up.”
“I’m not going to change anything.”
Next in line is Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, even par 71 today and Justin Thomas, USA, -2 under 69, both with -5 under totals.
If you think Kevin had a wild finish, take a look at Jason Day, who suffered brain fade, or even total brain disconnection. Jason was in contention until a poor drive up 18 left him the wrong side of the trees, best option was to chip out onto the fairway, and take a chance with a good approach shot to make par, five at worst. Earlier Louis Oosthuizen had the same problem, he chipped back onto the fairway, and made par form there. Jason opted to try and draw the ball around the trees, a poor shot into bushes meant he had to take a penalty drop, from there it got even worse with him carding 8 on the final hole to take himself out of contention.
Best shot of the day went to Graham DeLaet, Canada, almost an Albatross at the driveable par four 14th, his tee shot hitting the pin, but staying out. Graham. made the Eagle putt.