Matsuyama 1 shot off lead after 3rd round of PGA C'ship

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American Kevin Kisner had set the early halfway target at eight-under par after his second straight 67, with Rickie Fowler his nearest challenger in the clubhouse on three-under.

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth finished four over and three over respectively.

Spieth lies 10 shots off the lead after a round of 71, effectively ending his chances of breaking Tiger Woods' record as the youngest career Grand Slam victor.

"I played nine holes with Rory on a practice day and they saw me almost hole a shot going into one of the par fives and they were chatting about me".

PICK A WINNER: The winner of this tournament has come from the final pairing of the final round in 18 of the last 20 years.

It soured a brief comeback during which Day bagged three consecutive birdies from the par-4 14th which kept him in the hunt despite dropping four shots through 13 holes. He birdied the 14th and on 15th he had an eagle putt, which horse-shoed out, but he did get a birdie and went into double figures at 10-under.

Lahiri missed three putts inside 10 feet and one of them, on the first was inside four feet.

"I didn't make the putts I've been making the first two days and had just a bad finish there", said Kisner. "I mean, you can end up hitting right like Jason did today and then there is water on the left". Stuck behind a tree right of the 18th fairway, Day chose not to pitch out to the fairway and tried hooking the ball around the tree and the gallery to the right.

He was forced to chip out and after eventually reaching the green, three-putted for an eight.

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They also gifted Hurt with a "swag bag" packed with a phone charger and earbuds, among other travel necessities. She had been separated from her suitcase , however, when she was able to catch an earlier, direct flight home .

But while McIlroy strives to claim a fifth Major history now beckons for Hideki Matsuyama.

Clouds quickly gathered Saturday morning about the time some two dozen players were finishing the rain-delayed second round.

"I'd have to say my putting has really saved me", Matsuyama said through a translator.

"It was sort of the same as the first couple of rounds", McIlroy said. "I'm just trying to get it up near the hole and a lot of them are going in".

The 25-year-old from Japan was even on the front nine with one birdie and one bogey but failed to take advantage of opportunities on the back with pars at both par-5s.

The Queenslander, 2015 US PGA Championship victor and runner-up a year ago, bogeyed the 11th immediately after play resumed. "That wasn't the goal", Spieth said.

Sitting at 61st in the FedEx Cup standings, Gold Coast native Scott needed a strong result this week to give his points tally (currently 637) after the PGA Championship a chance to remain inside the top-70 in order to qualify for for the third playoffs event, the BMW Championship.

LEADERS: Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8-under 134, and this is the first time for either player to be atop the leaderboard after any round of a major.

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