2017 PGA Championship: Kisner leads by 1 heading into final round

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2017 PGA Championship: Kisner leads by 1 heading into final round

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2017 PGA Championship: Kisner leads by 1 heading into final round

Jordan Spieth awaits his shot under the watchful eye of the GoodYear blimp Saturday. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

CHARLOTTE – Kevin Kisner leads by 1 shot at 7 under heading into Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship. A brutal 5 hour, 40 minute round saw Saturday minimal lead changes, with Kisner out in front most of the day. Hideki Matsuyama is 1 back at 6 under, along with Chris Stroud. They are followed by Louis Oosthuizen and Justin Thomas, who are 2 back.

We tracked all of Saturday’s action. Here is a recap.

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UPDATE NO. 53 (7:37 pm ET) As Jason Day implodes on 18, someone can’t wait for Sunday.

UPDATE NO. 52 (7:25 pm ET) This from our pals at the PGA Tour: Of the top 25 players on leaderboard, only Louis Oosthuizen (5 under), Jason Day (4 under) and Henrik Stenson (1 over) have won majors.

UPDATE NO. 51 (7:17 pm ET) Kevin Kisner gives back 2 shots on 16 and barely misses a birdie on 17. He enters the final hole of the day with a 2 shot lead over Chris Stroud and Hideki Matsuyama at 8 under.

UPDATE NO. 50 (7:13 pm ET) Moving day is very good to Justin Thomas. He finishes 3 shots back (5 under) after firing a 69 today.

UPDATE NO. 49 (7:05 pm ET) Jason Day is all smiles and continues to show his resiliency as the leaderboard shifts in the final few holes. He’s T4, just 3 back at 7 under heading to 17.

UPDATE NO. 48 (7:00 pm ET) We’re at the five-hour mark and the final group is … still playing.

UPDATE NO. 47 (6:43 pm ET) Kevin Kisner continues to rise above the logjam amid incredibly slow play and adds another shot to his lead with a birdie at 15. He’s now 10 under.

UPDATE NO. 46 (6:35 pm ET) Rickie Fowler gives back a shot at 16. He trails Kevin Kisner by 5 shots.

UPDATE NO. 45 (6:29 pm ET) Graham DeLaet on his potential hole-in-one lipping out at 14: “It was pretty cool.”

UPDATE NO. 44 (6:21 pm ET) Kevin Kisner is back in sole possession of the lead at 9 under after his birdie on the par 4 14th hole. Chris Stroud is now one back.

UPDATE NO. 43 (6:20 pm ET)Jason Day rebounds with a birdie on 14, stopping his slide with a nifty putt on the par 4 hole. He’s 3 under.

UPDATE NO. 42 (6:16 pm ET) Rory McIlroy finishes with a 2 over 73 and is now focused on shifting his focus to making a run in the FedEx Cup Standings. He ends his round T-48 at 4 over and sits 13 shots behind the co-leaders.

UPDATE NO. 41 (6:05 pm ET) Chris Stroud takes moves into tie for the lead with Kevin Kisner at 8 under with his birdie putt on 18. Hideki Matsuyama falters on final 2 holes with a pair of bogeys, slipping to 6 under, 2 shots behind the leaders.

UPDATE NO. 40 (5:59 pm ET) This from Golfweek’s Brentley Romine: “Rory walking off 18 says his round took 5 hours, 20 minutes … Today has been so long for these players #PGAChamp”

UPDATE NO. 39 (5:42 pm ET) Graham DeLaet is smoking hot. Since his near miss of a hole-in-one on No. 14, he’s gone eagle, birdie and birdie. That’s 6 under over 4 holes. Wow.

UPDATE NO. 38 (5:30 pm ET) In case you missed it …

UPDATE NO. 37 (5:25 pm ET) Rickie Fowler bounces back with a birdie on No. 12  and moves up a spot on the leaderboard. He’s tied for 4th with Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen at 5 under.

UPDATE NO. 36 (5:13 pm ET) Jason Day squanders an easy birdie at No. 10 as his 3-footer squirrels in and out of the top of the cup. He remains at 5 under.

UPDATE NO. 35 (5:01 pm ET) If you think today’s round is dragging, you’re correct. Leaders teed off three hours ago and they’re only on 10.

UPDATE NO. 34 (4:56 pm ET) Jordan Spieth after shooting 71 Saturday: “The PGA is going to be the toughest for me. I will play this worse than the other three just in the way that it’s set up.”

UPDATE NO. 33 (4:52 pm ET) Justin Thomas nearly holes out on No. 10. Rickie Fowler, meanwhile, fans on a birdie opportunity and pars the hole. They’re tied at 4 under.

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UPDATE NO. 32 (4:43 pm ET) Rickie Fowler took a road less traveled to stay near the lead at No. 10. He’s 4 back.

UPDATE NO. 31 (4:31 pm ET) Scratch Jon Rahm from your list of potential winners. A devilish run of 6, 6, 3 and 6 on the final 4 holes wrecked his chances of being around to make a Sunday run. His 71 left him at plus 3, a dozen shots behind leader Kevin Kisner.

UPDATE NO. 30 (4:22: p.m. ET) Even at 5 over, Rory’s still got it.

UPDATE NO. 29 (4:15 p.m. ET) Kevin Kisner adds another shot to his lead after nailing his first birdie of the afternoon. He’s now at 9 under through 7.

UPDATE NO. 28 (4:01 p.m. ET) Any hopes for a surprise career Grand Slam for Jordan Spieth got snuffed out on No. 18, as he gave back 2 shots to complete today’s round with 71. That’s 3 over for the tournament and 11 shots back.

UPDATE NO. 27 (3:55 p.m. ET): Kevin Kisner remains up by 1 at 8 under after No. 6. There is a static situation up and down the leaderboard.

UPDATE NO. 26 (3:52 p.m. ET): Rickie Fowler ends his birdie drought is now 3 under and just 5 shots back after No. 7.

UPDATE NO. 25 (3:42 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth heads to No. 18 at 1 over following a string of three birdies on Nos. 14-16. Mmmmmmm…..

UPDATE NO. 24 (3:27 p.m. ET): Jason Day stalls at No. 4 after missing a great birdie opportunity when he spin a two-footer off to the right. He remains 6 under.

UPDATE NO. 23 (3:20 p.m. ET): Jon Rahm continues to burn it up today. He’s 5-under through 14.

UPDATE NO. 22 (3:08 p.m. ET): Kisner and Matsuyama par the fourth to stay at 8 and 7 under. Day bogeyed No. 3 to fall back to 6 under, where he is currently.

UPDATE NO. 21 (2:58 p.m. ET): Kisner has not missed inside 10 feet this week … until now. He can’t get a birdie putt to drop at No. 3. That would’ve moved him 9 under and two ahead. He’s still leading, but that would’ve been huge.

UPDATE NO. 20 (2:37 p.m. ET): Jason Day birdies No. 2. He moves to 7 under and is one back. Kisner and Matsuyama both par No. 2 to remain at 8 and 7 under, respectively.

UPDATE NO. 19 (2:35 p.m. ET): Oosthuizen now receiving medical attention on right arm after that shot at No. 2. Hopefully he’s OK, he started shaking his right wrist soon after contact on that shot.

UPDATE NO. 18 (2:30 p.m. ET): It its now raining out here at Quail Hollow.

The remainder of the afternoon should be fine mostly.

Chance of rain is 30 percent or less from here on out today, but it’s not 0 percent and the clouds are here to say. Here’s the forecast we’re talking about.

UPDATE NO. 17 (2:25 p.m. ET): Louis Oosthuizen is a wizard. Wow.

The South African gets out of jail with this strike right up against a tree. Hopefully nothing wrong with that right wrist.

UPDATE NO. 16 (2:20 p.m. ET): Kevin Kisner is your solo leader again. He pars the first while Matsuyama’s 6-footer for par cuts across the hole and lips out on the right side. Bogey. Matsuyama moves one back at 7 under.

UPDATE NO. 15 (2:15 p.m. ET): Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler both start with bogey to fall to 2 under. Both par the second, JT doing so thanks to this nifty recovery shot.

UPDATE NO. 14 (2:10 p.m. ET): Red numbers are out there today. Holmes and Satoshi Kodaira are both 4 under later in their rounds. Jon Rahm is 3 under in his and Tony Finau is among the guys 2 under in theirs. So watch out…

UPDATE NO. 13 (2:05 p.m. ET): The final group is off! Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama begin Round 3 tied at 8 under.

Jason Day and Chris Stroud are tied for third at 6 under. Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen are T-5 at 5 under. All have just started their rounds.

UPDATE NO. 12 (1:25 p.m. ET): It looks like Spieth has turned it around a bit after a bogey at No. 7. Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 8 and 9 and he’s 4 over. Still 12 back.

UPDATE NO. 11 (1:10 p.m. ET): McIlroy has bogeyed the third hole and fallen to 3 over now.

UPDATE NO. 10 (12:55 p.m. ET): McIlroy is on the course and has parred the first hole to stay 2 over. Dustin Johnson birdies No. 2 to move to 1 over.

UPDATE NO. 9 (12:53 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth is struggling. He’s already 2 over today and 5 over for the tournament and is now struggling at No. 7. His chances are officially gone.

UPDATE NO. 8 (12:04 p.m. ET): J.B. Holmes has won the Wells Fargo here. He probably won’t win the PGA but he is on fire so far: Holmes goes out in 4-under 31 and is now 1 over for the tournament.

UPDATE NO. 7 (11:47 a.m. ET): Rickie’s here!

UPDATE NO. 6 (11:23 a.m. ET): Spieth bogeys No. 1 to fall to 4 over and 12 back. He’s not delusional, he’s already aware his chances are basically shot this week.

UPDATE NO. 5 (11:23 a.m. ET): Of course the leaders won’t go off for a few hours, but Round 3 is underway!

J.B. Holmes is 2 under on his round through six and 3 over for the tournament. He’s the only player under par in his round thus far.

UPDATE NO. 4 (9:13 a.m. ET): Round 3 will begin at 9:50 a.m. ET. Here are the third-round pairings.

UPDATE NO. 3 (8:53 a.m. ET): Chris Stroud closes out a second straight 68 to sit at 6 under. The cut came in at 5 over, which means Justin Rose (+6), Sergio Garcia (+8) and Phil Mickelson (+11) are out.

UPDATE NO. 2 (7:59 a.m. ET): Hole locations for Round 3 are here!

UPDATE NO. 1 (7:41 a.m. ET): Round 2 has resumed after being delayed due to darkness. Only roughly an hour to go here. Chris Stroud is three back with five to play, really the only person who can affect standings near or at the top heading into the third round.

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