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Aug 16, 2015

Sizzling Spieth back on track in bid for third major

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth caught fire with an electrifying back nine charge in the PGA Championship third round on Saturday and reignited his bid for a rare third major victory this year.

Five strokes off the pace after the second round at a sun-baked Whistling Straits, the Masters and U.S. Open champion fired a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 to vault within two strokes of Australian leader Jason Day.

Aug 16, 2015

Day moves two ahead after dramatic third round

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Australian Jason Day used a red-hot run around the turn to seize a two-shot lead after a pulsating third round of low scoring at the PGA Championship on Saturday.

In pursuit of his first major victory after several close calls over the past five years, Day carded 66 in receptive conditions at Whistling Straits to post a 15-under total of 201.

Aug 16, 2015

McIlroy squanders ‘dream start’ in PGA third round

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy failed to capitalise on “a dream start” to the third round of the PGA Championship as he faded from contention on Saturday.

The world number one posted his best score of the week, but a 68 for six-under-par 210 was not enough to keep pace with the leaders amid low scoring at Whistling Straits.

Aug 15, 2015

Grace rockets into tie for early lead at Whistling Straits

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – South African Branden Grace spectacularly holed out from a greenside bunker at the par-four 18th to move into a tie for the early lead in the PGA Championship third round on Saturday.

Grace, who had been seven strokes off the pace when the storm-delayed second round was completed earlier in the day, piled up eight birdies in a bogey-free display to card an eight-under-par 64.

Aug 15, 2015

Golf-Grace rockets into tie for early lead at Whistling Straits

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 15 (Reuters) – South African Branden Grace spectacularly holed out from a greenside bunker at the par-four 18th to move into a tie for the early lead in the PGA Championship third round on Saturday.

Grace, who had been seven strokes off the pace when the storm-delayed second round was completed earlier in the day, piled up eight birdies in a bogey-free display to card an eight-under-par 64.

Aug 15, 2015

Coveted Cup spot looks likely for in-form Lahiri

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – A strong showing by Anirban Lahiri at the PGA Championship has put the Indian golfer in a prime position to achieve one of his biggest goals for this year — a spot on the International team at the Presidents Cup.

An opening two-under 70 at Whistling Straits followed by a six-birdie 67 to conclude the storm-delayed second round on Saturday also strengthened Lahiri’s burgeoning belief that he is good enough to compete with the game’s very best.

Aug 15, 2015

Struggling Woods misses cut at third major in a row

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Tiger Woods plumbed new depths when he missed the cut in a third successive major for the first time in his career at the storm-delayed PGA Championship on Saturday.

The former world number one, who failed to advance after 36 holes at the U.S. Open in June and at last month’s British Open, exited the tournament after carding a one-over-par 73 in the second round at Whistling Straits.

Aug 15, 2015

Australian Jones moves two ahead at Whistling Straits

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Unheralded Australian Matt Jones birdied two of his last six holes to seize a two-shot lead when the storm-delayed second round of the PGA Championship was completed at Whistling Straits on Saturday.

Making only his eighth appearance in a major, Jones sank a 15-foot putt at the par-four sixth before draining a 50-footer at the eighth on the way to a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 on a glorious sun-splashed morning by the shores of Lake Michigan.

Aug 15, 2015

Spieth makes major move in storm-hit second round

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth, looking to carve out another slice of golf history at this week’s PGA Championship, delivered another special performance to move into contention before the second round was suspended late on Friday.

The Masters and U.S. Open champion, bidding to claim his third major title of the year and join an elite club, took advantage of relatively calm morning conditions at a sun-baked Whistling Straits by firing a five-under-par 67.

Aug 14, 2015

Golf-Daly in meltdown taking a 10 on par-three

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 14 (Reuters) – John Daly had the latest in a long line of meltdowns when he hurled a club into Lake Michigan during the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.

His control of the toss was masterful. If only he could have controlled the ball as well at the par-three seventh, where he ran up an ugly 10.