Chile’s Mito Pereira will take a three-shot lead into the ultimate spherical of the US PGA Championship, which might be performed with out the presence of a earlier winner at Southern Hills.
Moments after Pereira birdied the 18th to deliver spherical three to an in depth, match officers introduced that Tiger Woods had withdrawn from a serious for the primary time in his profession.
The information got here as no actual shock on condition that Woods had earlier struggled to a nine-over-par 79, by two photographs his worst ever rating within the occasion and one which left him in joint final of the 79 gamers that made the lower.
Whether or not Woods – who gained the 2007 US PGA at Southern Hills – will contest subsequent month’s US Open stays to be seen, though he has beforehand said his intention of teeing it up within the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship on the Outdated Course at St Andrews in July.
Enjoying in simply the second main of his profession, Pereira’s third spherical of 69 gave him a three-shot benefit over England’s Matt Fitzpatrick and midway chief Will Zalatoris, with Cameron Younger a shot additional again.
Eire’s Seamus Energy will begin the ultimate spherical six off the tempo, with Rory McIlroy 10 strokes behind after a disappointing 74 on Saturday.
Spherical of the day
Webb Simpson made the lower on the mark of 4 over par, however ended the day in a tie for tenth following an excellent 65.
Shot of the day
Rory McIlroy was inches away from a hole-in-one on the 14th.
Statistic of the day
Tweet of the day
Tons of of followers had full religion in Tiger Woods as he performed a restoration shot on the fifth
Key tee instances (all BST)
1315 Abraham Ancer, Seamus Power1325 Will Zalatoris, Cameron Young1335 Mito Pereira, Matt Fitzpatrick
After a cold begin with temperatures within the higher 40s, largely sunny to partially cloudy skies will assist temperatures rebound properly, with highs warming into the higher 60s for the afternoon. It will likely be a breezy day with a northeast wind of 10-15 gusting to twenty mph at instances.