Sport Kisner retains slim PGA lead

04:10  13 august  2017
04:10  13 august  2017 Source:   skysports.com

Kevin Kisner surges clear as McIlroy struggles at Quail Hollow

  Kevin Kisner surges clear as McIlroy struggles at Quail Hollow Rory McIlroy struggled at Quail Hollow as Kevin Kisner moved into a four-shot lead of the US PGA Championship midway through day two.Kevin Kisner surged clear in the US PGA Championship with a stunning second-round showing on Friday, but Rory McIlroy had to scramble late on in a bid to avoid an early exit.

Kevin Kisner did enough to hang onto his US PGA Championship lead with a one-over 72 at Quail Hollow on Saturday. Kisner was cruising around the course comfortably through the first 15 holes, but a hook into the water on the par-four 16th led to a double bogey.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Kisner survived a calamitous finish at the PGA Championship thanks to a good bounce off a bridge that allowed him to escape with a bogey and take a one-shot lead into the final round at Quail Hollow. Kisner already gave up a two-shot lead with a 6-iron into the water on…

Kevin Kisner will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the 99th PGA Championship after a third-day of high scoring, slow play and several mistakes at Quail Hollow.

Kisner had a two-stroke advantage with three to play, but he was one of many players to come to grief over the infamous Green Mile as he double-bogeyed the 16th and could count himself fortunate to escape with only a bogey at the last as a one-over 71 was enough to claim the 54-hole lead on seven under par.

Kisner 'excited about the opportunity' after grabbing lead

  Kisner 'excited about the opportunity' after grabbing lead A second straight four-under 67 put Kevin Kisner into the lead at the US PGA Championship on Friday.Kevin Kisner tamed the devilishly difficult greens at Quail Hollow to assume a healthy lead at the end of his second round, but expects putting to become even tougher as the US PGA Championship heads into the weekend.

Kisner will take a one-shot lead into the final round despite carding a 72.

Kevin Kisner did enough to hang onto his US PGA Championship lead with a one-over 72 at Quail Hollow on Saturday. Kisner was cruising around the course comfortably through the first 15 holes, but a hook into the water on the par-four 16th led to a double bogey.

In-form Hideki Matsuyama remains favourite to lift his first major title as he shares second place with Chris Stroud, who bogeyed the final two holes, but a number of elite stars tumbled down the leaderboard late in the day as the tough layout again took its toll in hot and humid conditions.

Jason Day was firmly in contention after three straight birdies from the 14th atoned for some erratic earlier play, but the 2015 champion bogeyed 17 and then ran up a horrific quadruple-bogey eight at the last, while course-specialist Rickie Fowler dropped four shots over the final three holes to slip to one under.

Kisner produced a rock-solid performance on the outward nine and rarely looked like dropping a shot as he made eight pars with one birdie at the long seventh after a delicate pitch out of the rough to four feet when his second flirted with the creek but hung on the bank.

Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama lead USPGA Championship after weather disrupts second round

  Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama lead USPGA Championship after weather disrupts second round Kisner and Matsuyama ended eight-under with Jason Day in hot pursuit.Kisner, who already has two PGA Tour victories to his name, carded a round of 67 for the second day running to finish eight-under going into round three. The world No 25 was soon joined at the top of the leaderboard by Japanese number three Matsuyama, who carded a round of 64 despite having his stride broken by the weather.

Kevin Kisner did enough to hang onto his US PGA Championship lead with a one-over 72 at Quail Hollow on Saturday. Kisner was cruising around the course comfortably through the first 15 holes, but a hook into the water on the par-four 16th led to a double bogey.

Kevin Kisner walks to the 54-hole lead at a major. Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images. A U.S. Open broke out on Saturday at the PGA Championship , where the best in the world were beat up at Quail Hollow.

But a rare missed fairway at the 12th resulted in only his fourth bogey of the tournament, although he regained control with some excellent short-game prowess rewarding him with back-to-back birdies at the 14th and 15th.

However, he came sliding back to the field with a huge mistake at the 16th, pulling his drive into the left rough and then turning his second over into the water hazard before he lipped out from 30 feet and walked off with a six.

A bold tee shot at 17 just had enough distance to carry the lake, although he burned the edge of the hole from 20 feet for birdie, but he enjoyed a huge slice of luck at the last as he pulled his second from the middle of the fairway, his ball bouncing on a bridge crossing the creek and landing in the rough to the left of the hazard.

Kisner took no chances with his pitch and sent it 45 feet past the pin, from where he safely two-putted for par to limit the damage to a bogey for a 72, with the final group taking an unacceptable five hours and 40 minutes to get round.

Consistent Kisner leads during third round at Quail Hollow

  Consistent Kisner leads during third round at Quail Hollow American Kevin Kisner holds control at the US PGA Championship after going bogey-free through his front nine in the third round.Kevin Kisner held a one-stroke lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud midway through their third rounds at the US PGA Championship as players struggled to get moving.

Kevin Kisner survived a poor finish to limp in with a one-stroke lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud as the third round of the PGA Championship turned into a battle of attrition on Saturday. On a day when Australian Jason Day plunged out of contention with a quadruple-bogey at the last

Kisner hung on for a one-shot lead after the third round of the PGA Championship.

Stroud was more adventurous on the front nine and made three birdies in four holes around a bogey at the sixth, but he also dropped a shot at the 12th before getting it back with a neat chip to five feet at the 14th.

He briefly shared the lead with Kisner with two to play, but Stroud failed to get up and down at 17 after his pushed tee shot trickled off the green and found the run-off area, and he compounded the error by three-putting the final green to sign for a 71.

Matsuyama could not replicate the form of the latter stages of his second round, when he made five birdies in six holes to storm into a share of the overnight lead, and he had to scramble hard to save pars after opening with a bogey before he got back on track with a birdie at seven.

But that proved to be his only shot gained of the day as the Japanese ace continued to misfire after the turn, dropping shots at 13 and 14 before managing to negotiate the tough closing stretch in level par to stay within one of the leader.

Justin Thomas mixed four birdies with a pair of bogeys in a composed 69, one of only 10 sub-70 scores for the round, and the American ended the day just two off the lead along with Louis Oosthuizen after the South African defied an injury to his right forearm to fire a battling 71.

Fowler will look to put early pressure on the leader on Sunday as he remained as one of only 15 players under par for the Championship, while Day's horror-show at the last saw him plummet to level par alongside leading Englishman Paul Casey, who also spilled four shots over the closing three holes.

Tiger Woods' record as the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam of majors remains safe after Jordan Spieth handed in a 71, following three straight birdies on the back-nine with a scrappy double-bogey six at the last.

Spieth dropped back to three over par, with Rory McIlroy a further stroke adrift as he laboured to a 73, after which he admitted he was still being affected by the rib injury he suffered earlier this year while hinting that he was considering taking another break from the game to "get 100 per cent healthy".

Matsuyama grabs lead as Kisner falters at US PGA .
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama led the US PGA Championship by one stroke midway through the final round.Hideki Matsuyama moved into the outright lead in the final round of the US PGA Championship after Kevin Kisner faltered on one of the easiest holes at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

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