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    05 June 2023

    “Brooks Koepka Seizes Lead in Final Round of PGA Championship as Corey Conners Suffers Late Woes”

    Canadian Conners Falters as Koepka Surges Ahead in Third Round of PGA Championship

    The third round of the 2021 PGA Championship saw a dramatic shift in the leaderboard, with Brooks Koepka taking control heading into Sunday’s final round. Canadian Corey Conners had been holding steady until a bizarre double bogey on the 16th hole derailed his chances for a solo lead.

    Koepka, seeking his third PGA Championship win, continued his impressive play with another four-under 66 to jump ahead by one stroke over Conners and Viktor Hovland who both shot an even 70. Scottie Scheffler faltered with a frustrating three-over 73 to drop out of contention.

    Rory McIlroy Keeps His Name in the Picture Despite Miserable Conditions

    Despite rainy and miserable conditions contributing to high scores across the field, Rory McIlroy managed to shoot consecutive rounds of 69 and stay within striking distance. He is among seven golfers under par overall going into Sunday’s final round.

    Last month’s Masters champion Jon Rahm had no such luck as he struggled through soggy conditions and dropped further out of contention at six-over par overall.

    Club Pro Michael Block Continues Fairytale Run

    The feel-good story of this year’s tournament has been club pro Michael Block. The only Head Professional to make the cut, Block shot even-par for his third consecutive day and finds himself tied-eighth overall heading into Sunday’s final round – ahead of seasoned winners such as Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rahm. No PGA Professional has ever finished inside the top-10 in the 105-year history of the major.

    Conners’ Nightmare on 16th Hole Derails His Chances

    With only three holes to play and no bogeys on his card, Conners was looking poised for a solo lead until disaster struck on the 16th hole. A poor tee shot landed him in a bunker to the right of fairway, leading to a nightmare scenario when his subsequent shot slammed into the lip of the bunker with his ball wedged deep in rough grass.

    After consultation with officials, he was afforded a drop outside of the bunker but further trouble ensued when he hit another poor follow-up shot that left him over 80 feet short of the hole having already taken four strokes. He managed to scramble well for a double bogey but it proved costly as Koepka surged ahead by one stroke.

    The final round promises more drama and excitement at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course as golfers battle it out for one last chance at glory.

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