World number one Jason Day is in the mix heading into the final round of the US PGA Championship after firing a composed three-under-par 67 to move within one shot of Jimmy Walker, who leads after 54 holes at 11-under-par.
Day admitted last week that he was feeling under-the-weather prior to the last major of the season, but he showed no signs of illness or fatigue as he completed his delayed third round early on Sunday morning. The Australian finished with a birdie four on 18 to move onto ten-under-par and second place on his own.
“We just didn’t really know what was going on with the weather, but thankfully it let up and I’m glad we got the third round in,” Day said in an interview following his third round. “Patience was key and I played some good golf so looking forward to the fourth round.”
Walker will be the man to beat in New Jersey after the American posted a flurry of birdies on the back nine. Walker shared the lead with Day following a gain on 15 and added another on the last after finding the par-five green in just two shots. The 37-year-old could become the fifth first-time major winner in a row if he closes out the title.
British Open champion Henrik Stenson is just two shots back after he shot a third consecutive 67. The Swede was level-par as he approached the turn but managed to add birdies to his card on 10, 15 and 18 to move to nine-under-par alongside American Brooks Koepka.
Padraig Harrington leads the British and Irish challenge. Harrington was one of the early starters on Sunday, and his 68 saw him climb into a tie for ninth at six-under-par. Justin Rose (-4), Tyrrell Hatton (-4), Jordan Spieth (-4), Rickie Fowler (-3) and Phil Mickelson (-3) could all make a late charge with a low round.