Kisner one shot clear after third round at US PGA

From BBC - August 12, 2017

Kevin Kisner will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the US PGA Championship after a one-over-par 72 in his third round at Quail Hollow.

Kisner wobbled on some of the closing holes but finished on seven under, a shot ahead of fellow American Chris Stroud and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama

Stroud carded a level-par 71 while Matsuyama, who started level with Kisner, slipped back with a 73.

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth finished four over and three over respectively.

Despite firing a 71, it effectively ends American Spieth's hopes of breaking Tiger Woods' record as the youngest career Grand Slam champion as he will begin the final round 10 shots adrift of Kisner.

Another American, Justin Thomas, made a two-under 69 to tie for fourth alongside South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen who shot 71.

Former US PGA champion Jason Day carded a quadruple bogey eight on the 18th to fall from four under to level par, eight off the lead.

England's Paul Casey finished bogey, bogey, double bogey to drop back to level par but remains the highest placed British player.

Green Mile bites leaders

Kisner's consistency had seen him finish as co-leader in the opening two rounds and he continued that until a bogey on the 12th ended a run of 25 holes without dropping a shot.

He recovered with birdies on 14 and 15 to stretch his lead and move to 10 under.

But on 16 - the first of Quail Hollow's fearsome closing stretch nicknamed the 'Green Mile - he found the water and made double bogey.

That took the world number 25 back to eight under and briefly level with Stroud before the latter bogeyed the 17th moments later and did the same on 18.

McIlroy and Spieth fade


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