Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud and Justin Thomas of the USA are locked in a shootout for their first Major title on the final day of the PGA Championship while Kiwi Ryan Fox has slumped to a tie for 54th in North Carolina.
Ryan Fox of New Zealand tees off on the second hole during the final round of the AAM Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course in Troon, Scotland.
1. Justin Thomas -8
T2. Kevin Kisner -6
T2. Patrick Reed -6
T2. Hideko Matsuyama -6
T2. Francesco Molinari -6
T2. Louis Oosthuizen -6
7. Rickie Fowler -5
Thomas bogeys the last hole, seeing him finish at -8 and now hot favourite for the title, with only Kisner able to catch him.
Kisner drops a shot on the 16th! Thomas’ lead is now three shots with one hole to play.
Another birdie for Thomas sees him consolidate his lead to -9, this title is now surely his to lose. Oosthuizen has grabbed a share of third, with a birdie taking him to -6.
Kisner birdies the 15th, Matsuyama bogey’s the 16th and Reed finishes with a bogey.
Back to back birdie’s for Matsuyama see him back into second place, still behind Thomas after 15 holes. Oosthuizen has dropped back into a tie for sixth.
Stroud and Matsuyama have switched places on the leaderboard. An eagle on the 15th has seen Louis Oosthuizen storm up the leaderboard for a share of third as well.
Matsuyama drops another shot, now sitting tied for fifth with Rickie Fowler. Patrick Reed has jumped into second.
Molinari bogey’s the 16th! Thomas now has the outright lead after 12 holes.
Matsuyama drops another shot now! Three consecutive bogeys from him, his lead is slipping away as Molinari and Thomas take the lead. Reed is now also tied for third.
Kisner and Stroud have dropped shots to slip to a tie for fourth, now just a three way tie at the top.
Back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th now see Molinari grab a share of the lead too!
Kisner’s rocketed back up into the mix though, with a birdie on the 10th giving him a share of second once again. Hang on a tick, Matsuyama has bogeyed the 11th! We’ve now got a four-way tie for the lead.
Matsuyama is holding his lead at the moment with -8. He’s got a one stroke advantage over Thomas and Stroud at the moment, both hot on his heels at -7. Kevin Kisner has dropped to a tie for fourth, with Francesco Molinari of Italy at -6.
Matsuyama started the day with a bogey on the second hole, before back to back birdies on the sixth and seventh saw him rise up the leaderboard to claim the outright lead.
He finished the front nine at -1 for the round and -7 for the tournament.
Kisner remains in hot pursuit however, sitting in second at -6, having holed a bogey on the seventh to surrender his position on top of the leaderboard.
Kisner’s compatriots Justin Thomas and Chris Stroud are also hunting the title, with the pair also sitting in contention to bring home the trophy.
Meanwhile, Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has endured a miserable final round, hitting seven bogeys so far on the final day.
Fox hit a birdie on the sixth and an eagle on the seventh before a dreadful start to the back nine holes.