Day quad-bogeys on 18th in PGA tumble

From ESPN - August 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE -- Unlike Jean Van de Velde or the fictional Roy McAvoy, Jason Day did not wait until Sunday to endure a final-hole implosion. He got it out of the way Saturday at the PGA Championship.

Playing in the final group and four strokes off the lead, Day pushed his tee shot on Quail Hollow's lengthy par-4 closing hole into the trees on the right side. Electing not to punch his ball back into the fairway, the 2015 champion attempted to play a hook past an adjacent cart path.

It did not work. His ball landed in a row of hedges, from which he took a drop. His next shot flew past those hedges but found the thick rough on the right side of the hole. He then hit another wedge shot just short of the green, used his putter to knock it to 7 feet and missed that putt.

The final tally? A quadruple-bogey 8 for a third-round 77 that moved Day from 4 under in the tournament to even par, which left him seven strokes behind 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner entering the final round.


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