Wow, wow, and wow. That’s all I actually need to say. The third spherical of the PGA Championship had all the texture of a closing spherical of a serious championship. Lucky for us, it was solely Saturday. There was an increase with Phil Mickelson going 5-under by his first 10 holes. A battle, when an overcooked draw from the face of his trusty 2-wood discovered the water on the thirteenth gap, ensuing in a double-bogey. As for a possible fall and determination, we’ll merely have to attend 24 hours as Mickelson will try and change into the oldest main championship winner.
Alongside Mickelson in the ultimate pairing would be the massive, dangerous bully that’s Brooks Koepka, who “had the worst putting performance of the week” in his third spherical. Those of you who will look to his Strokes Gained: Putting quantity could disagree, however I discover it laborious to knock the four-time main champion. His pace was off for almost all of the day, typically leaving himself pointless stress on the placing surfaces. Still, Koepka was in a position to flip in a spherical of 2-under 70, matching Mickelson’s third spherical rating, and can begin one-stroke behind the five-time main winner.
This championship gained’t be handed to both of them as there are a variety of gamers who may make a Sunday run for glory. Louis Oosthuizen and Kevin Streelman can be in the penultimate group, every with a practical shot to win the yr’s second main. And then you’ve the South African duo of Branden Grace and Christiaan Bezuidenhout sitting at 3-under and hardly out of it.
With the winds anticipated to freshen because the leaders are making the flip, the furthest again I’d go to discover a winner is 2-under. There you’ve Gary Woodland, Joaquin Niemann, and Bryson DeChambeau. All would make for an amazing story, however perhaps none higher than Niemann, who can be the youngest PGA champion since Rory McIlroy.
I for one can be sticking to my lone horse left in the race, the one rocking the questionable facial hair. Koepka, who was listed at +5000 pre-tournament is all the way in which right down to +150 and is the present favourite at PointsBet Sportsbook. With no different clear outright worth in my thoughts, I’ll sit this one out and hope Koepka can play spoiler to Mickelson.
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