US PGA Championship 2017: Tee times for the third round at Quail Hollow

Kevin Kisner

2017 US PGA Championship on the BBC
Venue: Quail Hollow Dates: 10-13 August
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Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner share the US PGA Championship lead on eight-under-par after a rain-affected second round at Quail Hollow.

England’s Paul Casey is the closest British player to the leaders on three-under and he will tee off alongside Americans Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler.

The third round will played in groups of three after some players had to return to the course on Saturday to finish their second rounds.

Third round tee times – Saturday, 12 August

All times BST. US player unless stated.

14:50 C Howell III, C Gribble, JB Holmes

15:00 S Kodaira (Jpn), A Scott (Aus), K Chappell

15:10 S O’Hair, C Hoffman, K Kraft

15:20 M Leishman (Aus), B Horschel, Jason Dufner

15:30 R Henley, P Perez, W Simpson

15:40 R Sterne (SA), KT Kim (Kor), H Tanihara (Jpn)

15:50 L Westwood (Eng), T Olesen (Den), D Lingmerth (Swe)

16:00 T Fleetwood (Eng), V Singh (Fij), J Spieth

16:10 J Lovemark, J Smith (Eng), I Poulter (Eng)

16:20 J Rahm (Spa), S Stricker, M Kuchar

16:30 L Glover, J Kokrak, A Lahiri (Ind)

16:40 H Stenson (Swe), K Bradley, Z Johnson

16:50 J Herman, C Schwartzel (SA), D Johnson

17:00 R Streb, D Frittelli (SA), C Wood (Eng)

17:10 B Harman, B Haas, B DeChambeau

17:20 J Hahn, O Uresti, R McIlroy (NI)

17:30 A Noren (Swe), T Finau, D Summerhays

17:40 G DeLaet (Can), P Cantlay, S Lowry (Ire)

18:00 G Woodland, P Reed, B Cauley

18:10 R Moore, S Brown, C Reavie

18:20 G Murray, S Kang (Kor), B Koepka

18:30 DA Points, A Byeong-Hun (Kor), R Fox (NZ)

18:40 R Fowler, J Thomas, P Casey (En)

18:50 C Stroud, F Molinari (Ita), L Oosthuizen (SA)

19:00 K Kisner, H Matsuyama (Jpn), J Day (Aus)

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US PGA Championship 2017: Play suspended with Kevin Kisner two shots clear

Play suspended

US PGA Championship 2017
Venue: Quail Hollow, Charlotte Dates: 10-13 August
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Kevin Kisner held a two-shot lead when play was suspended during the US PGA Championship second round because of potentially “dangerous” weather.

American Kisner carded a second straight four-under-par 67 to reach eight under par at Quail Hollow.

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama was five under after 14 holes when play was halted at 21:43 BST, with thunderstorms expected.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy’s one-over 72 left him 10 shots off the lead. Play is set to resume at 23:25 BST.

Australian former world number one and 2015 US PGA champion Jason Day hit an eagle and three birdies in his five holes before the delay to move into third on five under.

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and American Chris Stroud, both of whom had not completed their rounds, were one stroke further back.

USA’s Jordan Spieth, aiming to become the youngest player to complete the career Grand Slam, was two over after 10 holes of his second round and three over for the tournament.

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US PGA Championship: McIlroy & Spieth trail leaders Olesen & Kisner by five

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US PGA leaderboard, round one
-4 Olesen (Den) Kisner (US); -3 Murray (US), Koepka (US), Woodland (US), Stroud (US), Points (US)
Selected others: -2 Reed (US), Casey (Eng), Fowler (US); -1 Matsuyama, Fleetwood (Eng), Smith (Eng), Day (Aus), D Johnson (US) Rahm (Spa); Level Scott (Aus), Kuchar (US); +1 Wood (Eng), Spieth (US) McIlroy (NI); +2 Willett (Eng), Westwood (Eng), McDowell (NI); +3 Poulter (Eng); +4 Garcia (Spa), +5: Rose (Eng), Donald (Eng); +8 Mickelson (US)

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are both five shots off leaders Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen after the first round of the US PGA Championship.

Spieth, 24, made two birdies in his last three holes to card a one-over-par 72 as he bids to become the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam.

McIlroy hit the same score despite reaching two under after 12 holes.

Grayson Murray, Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland, DA Points and Chris Stroud are all one shot off the lead.

World number 78 Olesen was among the early starters at Quail Hollow and hit six birdies, including one on the 18th hole which took him to four under and into the outright lead.

The Dane held that advantage until late in the day’s play when American Kisner also birded the 18th to complete a round of 67.

England’s Paul Casey is the best placed British player, tied for seventh on two under par.

McIlroy threatens and then falters

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Despite being without a tournament win this season, Northern Ireland’s McIlroy was installed as the pre-tournament favourite at Quail Hollow, where he has won twice on the PGA Tour and holds the course record.

After two opening pars the 28-year-old brought his round to life by chipping in from the edge of the green for birdie on the par-four third.

McIlroy followed that with two bogeys in three holes, but birdies on seven, eight and 10 took him within two shots of the lead.

However, the round stalled when, after a bogey on the par-three 13th, McIlroy hit his tee shot into the water hazard on 14 and made a double bogey.

“If someone told me I would shoot one over par this morning I probably wouldn’t have taken it, but the course played tricky,” McIlroy said after recovering to finish with four straight pars.

“It would have been nice to shoot under par but I played a three-hole stretch on the back nine three over par. That was the only thing that derailed my round.”

McIlroy was playing with best friend Harry Diamond as his caddie after he split with long-term caddie JP Fitzgerald last month.

Analysis

BBC golf expert Ken Brown

A one-over-par 72 was not bad overall for Rory McIlroy. The afternoon players had it slightly tougher, with the wind getting up.

The greens were super fast. Judging the line and pace was tricky.

Late birdies give Spieth steady start

Jordan Spieth

The US PGA is the only one of golf’s four majors Spieth is yet to win after victory at The Open last month.

Victory for the American – who was Masters and US Open champion in 2015 – would see him surpass compatriot Tiger Woods as the youngest player to claim all four majors.

He turned 24 four days after his triumph at Royal Birkdale, while Woods was 24 years, seven months and 25 days when he completed the career grand slam by winning The Open in 2000.

Spieth started his round on the back nine with five straight pars before a birdie on the 15th.

He then made bogey on the par four 16th, the first of the fearsome three holes named ‘the Green Mile’ on the North Carolina course.

Another three bogeys followed on the front nine before a birdie-birdie-par finish to close on the leaders.

“Given it’s the first round I know I’m still in it, but I know that tomorrow’s round becomes that much more important to work my way and stay in it. I’ve got to make up ground,” Spieth said.

‘Green Mile’ eats up Garcia – plus the rest

Sergio Garcia

The final three holes at Quail Hollow measure 1,223 yards in total and have developed a reputation as one of the toughest closing stretches in golf.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia was the first to struggle there on the opening day, dropping five shots on the ‘Green Mile’ – although the Spaniard steadied on the front nine to finish on four over par.

Garcia was playing alongside Spieth and US Open champion Koepka, the trio making up 2017’s major winners so far.

American Koepka fared best with five birdies in his round of 68 leaving him one shot off the lead in a tie for second.

Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Smith both finished at one under as the best placed Britons behind Casey.

Justin Rose, also of England, had played a steady round until five dropped shots in the final six holes meant he slipped back to five over par, while compatriot Lee Westwood carded a 73.

American five-time major winner Phil Mickelson had a torrid day, shooting an eight-over 79 with eight bogeys and no birdies.

England’s Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston withdrew from the tournament with a shoulder injury after carding a seven-over-par 78.

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Late birdies give Spieth steady start at Quail Hollow

Jordan Spieth

US PGA Championship 2017
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Jordan Spieth carded a one-over-par 72 in the US PGA Championship first round he bids to become the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam.

The American, 24, birdied two of his last three holes to end four shots off compatriots Grayson Murray and Brooks Koepka, who hold the clubhouse lead.

The US PGA is the only one of golf’s four majors Spieth is yet to win after victory at The Open last month.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy was one of the late starters at Quail Hollow.

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Victory for Spieth – who was Masters and US Open champion in 2015 – would see him surpass Tiger Woods as the youngest player to claim all four majors.

He turned 24 four days after his triumph at Royal Birkdale, while Woods was 24 years, seven months and 25 days when he completed the career grand slam by winning The Open in 2000.

Spieth started his round on the back nine with five straight pars before a birdie on the 15th.

He then made bogey on the par four 16th, the first of the fearsome three holes named ‘the Green Mile’ on the North Carolina course.

Another three bogeys followed on the front nine before a birdie-birdie-par finish to close on the leaders.

‘Green Mile’ eats up Garcia

Sergio Garcia

The final three holes at Quail Hollow measure 1,223 yards in total and have developed a reputation as one of the toughest closing stretches in golf.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia was the first to struggle there on the opening day, dropping five shots on the ‘Green Mile’ – although the Spaniard steadied on the front nine to finish on four over par.

Garcia was playing alongside Spieth and US Open champion Koepka, the trio making up 2017’s major winners so far.

American Koepkafared best with five birdies in his round of 68, which gave him a share of the early clubhouse lead.

England’s Paul Casey finished on two under, making him the best placed Briton among the early starters, while compatriots Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Wood are one under and one over respectively.

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US PGA Championship tee times

Jordan Spieth

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Venue: Quail Hollow Dates: 10-13 August
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Jordan Spieth is aiming to join Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Gary Player as one of the few men to win all four majors at least once when he plays at the US PGA Championship.

The 2017 Open winner – who secured the Masters and US Open titles in 2015 – has been placed in a group with two fellow major champions; Sergio Garcia won the Masters in April, and Brooks Koepka won the US Open in June. They will start their first round off the 10th tee at 13:25 BST on Thursday.

Defending champion Jimmy Walker tees off at 18:25 alongside Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner.

World number one Dustin Johnson will be joined by Australian Jason Day and Swede Henrik Stenson at 13:35.

Rory McIlroy will be looking to maintain the glimpses of form shown during the Open at Royal Birkdale as he begins his quest for glory beside John Rahm and Rickie Fowler at 18:35 on Thursday.

First round tee times – Thursday, 10 August

All times BST. US unless stated.

*Indicates 10th tee start

12:20 G Murray, R Berberian Jr, P Uihlein

12:25* S Lowry (Ire), S Deane (Aus), P Larrazabal (Spa)

12:30 A Rainaud, T Finau, F Zanotti (Par)

12:35* A Noren (Swe), S Hebert, R Knox (Sco)

12:40 Y Song (Kor), D McNabb, C Howell III

12:45* H Matsuyama (Jpn), E Els (SA), I Poulter (Eng)

12:50 S Kang (Kor), W Bryan, D Frittelli (SA)

12:55* D Summerhays, R Streb, C Wood (Eng)

13:00 W McGirt, F Molinari (Ita), J Herman

13:05* T Fleetwood (Eng), J Thomas, P Reed

13:10 G Woodland, A Sullivan (Eng), K Stanley

13:15* B Watson, C Schwartzel (SA), P Casey (Eng)

13:20 R Beem, V Singh (Fij), J Daly

13:25* S Garcia (Spa), B Koepka, J Spieth

13:30* L Oostuizen (SA), D Willett (Eng), JB Holmes

13:35* J Day (Aus), D Johnson, H Stenson (Swe)

13:40 T Pieters (Bel), X Schauffele, R Pampling (Aus)

13:45* P Harrington (Ire), K Bradley, D Love III

13:50 T Olesen (Den), B Steele, H Swafford

13:55* Z Johnson, L Westwood (Eng), C Hoffman

14:00 C Smith (Aus), B Wiesberger (Aut), B Stone (SA)

14:05* D Lingmerth (Swe), S Brown, N Colsaerts (Bel)

14:10 KT Kim (Kor), G Gregory, J Hahn

14:15* S Hend (Aus), K Pigman, A Johnson (Eng)

14:20 R Sterne (SA), R Vermeer, C Stroud

14:25 K Kraft, B Smock, P Rogers

17:30* D Muttitt, B Cauley, G DeLaet (Can)

17:35 L Glover, M Dobyns, H Tanihara (Jpn)

17:40* R Perry, Y Ikeda, E Grillo (Arg)

17:45 M Small, J Kokrak, S Kodaira (Jpn)

17:50* J Luiten (Ned), P Claxton, R Henley

17:55 T Bjorn (Den), B Grace (SA), P Perez

18:00* P Cantlay, T Jaidee (Tha), S Kjeldsen (Den)

18:05 A Scott (Aus), L Donald (Eng), W Simpson

18:10* O Uresti, Y Yang (Kor), S Micheel

18:15 B Horschel, M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Kim (Kor)

18:20* D Lee (NZ), M Leishman (Aus), A Lahiri (Ind)

18:25 J Walker, P Mickelson, J Dufner

18:30* B An (Kor), K Chappell, M Hughes (Can)

18:35 R McIlroy (NI), J Rahm (Spa), R Fowler

18:40* J Blixt (Swe), S Stricker, B Harman

18:45 M Kuchar, J Rose (Eng), B Snedeker

18:50* DA Points, T Hatton (Eng), A Hadwin (Can)

18:55 D Berger J Furyk, K Kisner

19:00* M Laird (Sco), B Haas, G McDowell (NI)

19:05 R Fisher (Eng), R Cabrera Bello (Spa), R Moore

19:10* J Wang (Kor), A Levy (Fra), J Broce

19:15 J Vegas (Ven), B DeChambeau, J Smith (Eng)

19:20* JJ Wood, R Fox (NZ), H Li (Chn)

19:25 A Beach, S O’Hair, K Na

19:30* J Hansen, C Reavie, C Gribble

19:35 C Moody, L List, J Lovemark

Second round tee times – Friday, 11 August

All times BST. US player unless stated.

*Indicates 10th tee start

12:20 D Muttitt, B Cauley, G DeLaet (Can)

12:25* L Glover, M Dobyns, H Tanihara (Jpn)

12:30 R Perry, Y Ikeda, E Grillo (Arg)

12:35* M Small, J Kokrak, S Kodaira

12:40 J Luiten (Ned), P Claxton, R Henley

12:45* T Bjorn (Den), B Grace (SA), P Perez

12:50 P Cantlay, T Jaidee (Tha) S Kjeldsen (Den)

12:55* A Scott (Aus), L Donald (Eng), W Simpson

13:00 O Uresti, YE Yang (Kor), S Micheel

13:05* B Horschel, M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Kim (Kor)

13:10 D Lee (NZ), M Leishman (Aus), A Lahiri (Ind)

13:15* J Walker, P Mickelson, J Dufner

13:20 B An, K Chappell, M Hughes

13:25* R McIlroy (NI), J Rahm (Spa), R Fowler

13:30 J Blixt (Swe), S Stricker, B Harman

13:35* M Kuchar, J Rose (Eng), B Snedeker

13:40 DA Points, T Hatton (Eng), A Hadwin (Can)

13:45* D Berger, J Furyk, K Kisner

13:50 M Laird (Sco), B Haas, G McDowell (NI)

13:55* R Fisher (Eng), R Cabrera-Bello (Spa), R Moore

14:00 J Wang (Kor), A Levy (Fra), J Broce

14:05* J Vegas (Ven), B DeChambeau, J Smith (Eng)

14:10 JJ Wood, R Fox (NZ), H Li (Chn)

14:15* A Beach, S O’Hair, K Na

14:20 J Hansen, C Reavie, C Gribble

14:25* C Moody, L List, J Lovemark

17:30* G Murray, R Berberian Jr, P Uihlein

17:35 S Lowry (Ire), S Deane (Aus), P Larrazabal (Spa)

17:40* A Rainaud, T Finau, F Zanotti (Par)

17:45 A Noren (Swe), S Hebert, R Knox (Sco)

17:50* Y Song (Kor), D McNabb, C Howell III

17:55 H Matsuyama (Jpn), E Els, I Poulter (Eng)

18:00* S Kang (Kor), W Bryan, D Frittelli (SA)

18:05 D Summerhays, R Streb, C Wood (Eng)

18:10* W McGirt, F Molinari (Ita), J Herman

18:15 T Fleetwood (Eng), J Thomas, P Reed

18:20* G Woodland, A Sullivan (Eng), K Stanley

18:25 B Watson, C Schwartzel (SA), P Casey (Eng)

18:30* R Beem, V Singh (Fij), J Daly

18:35 S Garcia (Spa), B Koepka, J Spieth

18:40* L Oosthuizen (SA), D Willett (Eng), JB Holmes

18:45 J Day (Aus), D Johnson, H Stenson (Swe)

18:50* T Pieters (Bel), X Schauffele, R Pampling (Aus)

18:55 P Harrington (Ire), K Bradley, D Love III

19:00* T Olesen (Den), B Steele, H Swafford

19:05 Z Johnson, L Westwood (Eng), C Hoffman

19:10* C Smith (Aus), B Wiesberger (Aut), B Stone (SA)

19:15 D Lingmerth (Swe), S Brown, N Colsaerts (Bel)

19:20* KT Kim (Kor), G Gregory, J Hahn

19:25 S Hend (Aus), K Pigman, A Johnston (Eng)

19:30* R Sterne (SA), R Vermeer, C Stroud

19:35 K Kraft, B Smock, P Rodgers

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'Freerolling' Spieth not feeling grand slam pressure

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US PGA Championship 2017
Venue: Quail Hollow, Charlotte Dates: 10-13 August
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Jordan Spieth says he is not feeling the pressure as he attempts to become the youngest player to win the career grand slam at the US PGA Championship.

The American, 24, has won three of the four majors following his victory at The Open at Royal Birkdale last month.

A win at Quail Hollow this weekend would mean surpassing Tiger Woods as the youngest grand slam champion.

“I’m about as free and relaxed at a major than I think I’ve ever felt, ” said Spieth, the world number two.

Spieth turned 24 four days after his Open win, while Woods was 24 years, seven months and 25 days when he won the career grand slam.

Woods is one of five golfers to have achieved the feat along with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.

“Do I have to be the youngest? No, I don’t feel that kind of pressure,” said Spieth, who won the Masters and US Open in 2015.

“It’s not a burning desire to have to be the youngest to do something, and that would be the only reason there would be added expectations”.

Spieth had a short break after The Open and finished tied for 13th in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational last weekend.

He added: “It was only two weeks ago that I was able to get the third leg and that’s so fresh in my mind. I’m so happy about that that I can’t add pressure to this week. I’m freerolling and it feels good.”

Spieth says the biggest challenge will be taming the 7,600-yard North Carolina course, with thunderstorms and rain forecast for the next four days.

“This is going to be one of the most challenging tracks I think that we’ve played,” said Spieth, whose best finish in the US PGA is second in 2015. “The rough is brutal.

“I need to drive the ball better than I’ve been driving it to have a chance to win this week.”

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McIlroy installed as favourite

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is the bookmakers’ 7-1 favourite to win his third US PGA title at a course where he has won twice on the PGA Tour and holds the course record of 61.

The 28-year-old won his fourth and last major title at the 2014 US PGA and he has had six top-10 finishes since, including a share of fourth place at The Open.

McIlroy, who has struggled with injury this year, has yet to win a tournament in 2017, though he has 11 top-10 finishes from 19 tournaments across the PGA and European Tours and finished fifth at the WGC Invitational.

Rory McIlroy with his new caddie Harry Diamond

“It has been a bit of a transitional year,” said the world number four, who split with caddie JP Fitzgerald after The Open and will have friend Harry Diamond on the bag this weekend.

“But I feel like everything’s settled. My health is pretty much where it needs to be so I just want to go out there and play well this week.”

A win would see McIlroy become only the third player to win five majors before turning 30, joining Nicklaus and Woods.

He added: “I don’t feel I need to prove anything to anyone.”

Johnson nearing his best

Dustin Johnson

Meanwhile, world number one Dustin Johnson is feeling back to the form that helped him move to the top of the rankings in February.

The 33-year-old American won three consecutive tournaments earlier in the year, before a back injury suffered in a fall at his rental house in Augusta forced him to withdraw from the Masters.

He missed the cut at the US Open and finished tied in 54th place at The Open.

Asked to give his game a score out of 10 when he returned, Johnson said: “Three. It wasn’t that good, but then it went down and got worse after that.

“But I feel like I’m about an eight and a half right now.

“Obviously it was really frustrating [to be injured]. But things happen. You’ve just got to deal with them and I feel like the golf game’s in really good shape right now.

“I feel like I’m driving it really well again. I feel like it’s really close to being back to how good it was before the Masters.”

Matsuyama on a hot streak

World number three Hideki Matsuyama comes into the tournament after winning the WGC Invitational, following a stunning 61 in his final round.

He is aiming to better his second place at the US Open and top-15 finishes at the Masters and The Open and become the first Japanese man to win a major.

Defending champion Jimmy Walker is winless this season and has struggled since being diagnosed with Lyme disease in April.

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