PGA Championship 2022 LIVE: Leaderboard and latest updates with Rory McIlroy and Mito Pereira ascendant

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Mito Pereira will take a three-shot lead on the final day of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills after overcoming a shaky corner to take the lead on Saturday. Pereira beat the last 69 card and stayed ahead of the overnight leader Will Zalatores and Matthew Fitzpatrick, who put himself in contention with his excellent 67th shot.

Rory McIlroy’s attempt to end his major drought suffered a major early blow. After a streak of five straight pars, McIlroy pulled his tee shot to third in the water and ran a five-double bogey to drop again to two sub-par. A triple bogey would follow him and although a string of birds helped, McIlroy then dropped another shot on the 18th to finish the day overall.

Earlier in the day, Tiger Woods recorded his worst result ever in the PGA Championship as a successful fight to make the cut took heavy losses at Southern Hills. Woods hit 79, his previous worst result in the US PGA being 77 in the first round in 2011. “I didn’t play well,” Woods said. “I didn’t hit the ball very well and went down so I didn’t need to start. I thought I hit a good starting point I dropped two and ended up in the water, not getting any kind of momentum on my side.”

After the end of the third day, he confirmed that Woods had withdrawn from the tournament and that the 46-year-old would not participate in the fourth round.

Follow all the action on what promises to be one last, intriguing day, below:

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consistent youth stay in touch

Cameron Young clings to his leader and continues to create scoring opportunities. A bird strike of 17 feet in tenths is rolled next to the green and knocks it down to get par again.

Justin Thomas leads by two holes (-4) on the verge of a charge after the second straight jumper at 12th pushed him three off the lead.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:45

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McIlroy backs off

Rory McIlroy tries to shoot for Eagle on the 17th but he skips his ball across the back of the green and down the slope. His comeback slide isn’t great and leaves him hanging off the second cut for equality, which he slips into wide.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:42

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Young man gains one, Pereira drops one

There is a two-shot swing in Cameron Young’s favor as he collects a birdie in ninth to come out in one under par 34. Immediately behind him on eight, Mito Pereira makes a bogey four and drops to -7.

The day is over in a second, the gap is now only one.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:36

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Thomas with the bird!

Justin Thomas calmly winds his way around the track and takes a step forward with a 40-foot birdie from the leading edge of the green at 11.

He just tries to roll it close and the ball hits the right line, before swinging from the right and bouncing off the back of the cup.

Thomas reaches (-3) with chances for birds coming.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:33

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Rory McIlroy makes the charge again on Sunday but Mito Pereira retains the lead in the NBA

McIlroy, who finished runner-up in the Masters thanks to closing 64 in Augusta Nationalhe started the last round with nine shots off the lead after opening the 65th with two disappointing rounds of 71 and 74.

That seemed to end his chances of a fifth major title and first since winning the 2014 US PGA title, but McIlroy may have had other ideas and made a great start with four birds in a row from second.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:26

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Pereira is back at eight

Fitzpatrick’s foot may have added a touch of pressure to Mito Pereira’s long throw and hits him around the back of the hole, making him a bogeyman.

In front of him does Zalatores save the ball in eighth place, after moving away from the back net. The bat saves him again.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:24

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Strikes do not fall

Matt Fitzpatrick passes a flying ball past the right edge of the hole on the seventh and Cameron Young drops a shot on the eighth.

Away from the green, McIlroy has a long, left-to-right swing effort for a birdie at 16. He hits him brilliantly but the ball sways in the hole and bounces out!

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:22

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Three to go see Rory

Nine pars in a row for Rory McIlroy. He wasn’t able to convert the most difficult chances on his back nine to take shots and with three holes likely, he probably views -5 as the best case scenario.

The 17th can be reached in two stages, and a good shot at 18 would leave him with a chance.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:19

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The wheels go off

Do xalatores explode from the inside? He takes an iron on the par-3 eighth and hangs it well above the green. He’s a little lucky that the ball has settled into the court, leaving a good streak towards the flag and the possibility of a tie up and down.

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Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:16

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problem at seven

The ecstasy of making a ghost is unleashed on only six people by Will Xalatores who catches a ghost on the seventh day.

Cameron Young struggled to get close as well with his three shots, but saves himself with the racket and goes out evenly.

Michael JonesMay 22 2022 21:12

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