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The well-known golfers out heading within the correct path for the third round of the 2020 PGA Championship are making an are attempting to replicate the morning success Jason Day and Haotong Li had correct thru the first 36 holes.
Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are among the opponents with early tee times after they barely survived the slash at one-over.
Li, Day and the opposite Wanamaker Trophy contenders is no longer going to tee off at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco till after 5 p.m. ET.
Li and Tommy Fleetwood are within the final pairing, while Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger and Day are among the important names within the teams scheduled to start out earlier than them.
PGA Championship Leaderboard
Haotong Li (-8)
Tommy Fleetwood (-6)
Jason Day (-6)
Daniel Berger (-6)
Brooks Koepka (-6)
Justin Rose (-6)
Mike Lorenzo-Vera (-6)
Cameron Champ (-5)
Paul Casey (-5)
Brendon Todd (-5)
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The early wave of golfers heading within the correct path need rounds equivalent to Li’s 2nd-round 65, Fleetwood’s Friday 64 or Day’s opening-round 65 correct to salvage attend into contention.
The pairing of Spieth and Thomas has the doubtless to cancel the finest round of the first few hours at TPC Harding Park.
Spieth shot two below Friday, and his handiest bogey happened on the 18th gap. Thomas had a extra up-and-down 2nd round, but he did start with two birdies in his first seven holes.
If the two outdated well-known winners snatch profit of the path early, they’ll also just enact with the low ratings of the round and give themselves a combating likelihood Sunday.
Patrick Cantlay is one more title to grab into legend to have a surge, as he primitive a two-below, bogey-free round Friday to have the slash.
The 28-yr-former American earned two high-10 well-known finishes in 2019, and he benefited from a pair of rounds within the 60s to web a tie for ninth at The Masters.
A range of eyes will moreover be on Mickelson and Tiger Woods, who had indispensable varied rounds Friday. Mickelson went one below to have the slash, while Woods dropped the total vogue down to even par.
Nonetheless, there may maybe be a likelihood any tough golf performed within the early pairings is no longer going to have an affect in any admire on the leaderboard.
Three well-known champions are part of the tie for 2nd, and there are six residing one map or the opposite 25.
If Day, Koepka, Berger and others play as successfully as they did for the first two rounds, the gap may maybe maybe well presumably develop between the serious contenders and these stuck on the attend slay of the standings.
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