Underdogs take a bite out of experienced field at PGA Championship

5/22/2022 8:35:00 AM

Underdogs take a bite out of experienced field at PGA Championship

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Underdogs take a bite out of experienced field at PGA Championship

The PGA Championship's underdogs had plenty of bite heading into Sunday's final round in Tulsa, with none of the top four having ever won a PGA Tour event - let alone a major title.

"It's by far the biggest tournament I played, the biggest round of golf and tomorrow is going to be even bigger," said Pereira, who withdrew from the Zurich Classic last month.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister

Sitting three strokes behind him were Briton Matt Fitzpatrick (67), who has collected seven wins on the DP Tour but never cracked the PGA circuit, and American Will Zalatoris.Zalatoris (73) claimed his sole professional win on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020, though his shock second-place finish at Augusta last year earned him a spot among golf's beloved dark horses.

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Miserable conditions thrashed former major winners at Southern Hills Country Club but saw Chilean Mito Pereira, who missed the cut in his only prior major appearance at the 2019 U.First published on May 21, 2022 / 5:30 PM © 2022 The Associated Press.Today is Friday, May 20, 2022.Plus, Rory McIlory surged to the top of the leaderboard with a 5-under 65.

S. Open, climb into the top spot after carding a one-under 69. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. "It's by far the biggest tournament I played, the biggest round of golf and tomorrow is going to be even bigger," said Pereira, who withdrew from the Zurich Classic last month. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest forecast. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. Create your free account or log in for more features.com Register Sitting three strokes behind him were Briton Matt Fitzpatrick (67), who has collected seven wins on the DP Tour but never cracked the PGA circuit, and American Will Zalatoris. He bogeyed five of his last 10 holes, struggled with accuracy off of the tee late as the wind picked up, and finished round one tied for 38th.

Zalatoris (73) claimed his sole professional win on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020, though his shock second-place finish at Augusta last year earned him a spot among golf's beloved dark horses. The trip is also a nod to one of Biden’s key domestic priorities: increasing the supply of computer chips. "Just stick to my game," he said. "Got nothing to lose tomorrow. I know I'm playing some really good golf, and hopefully at the end of the day it adds up to the lower score. Business News AP Ukraine says it repels Russian attack as war grinds in east Ukrainian authorities say their troops repelled a Russian attack in the east, as Moscow struggled to gain ground in the region that is now the focus of the war even as it intensified its campaign there." Rounding out the surprise cohort was American Cameron Young (67), who is four strokes back from the lead after finishing tied for third at RBC Heritage in April and second at the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this month. His tee shot on 13 landed in the water to the left of the fairway, and the penalty stroke set up a second consecutive dropped shot.

With past major winners Stewart Cink, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson each seven strokes back headed into Sunday, there's still a chance for a veteran to sneak his way into a win. But Collin Morikawa's win on his first try at the PGA Championship two years ago continues to inspire. The city and the steelworks where Ukrainian fighters have held off the Russian assault for weeks have become a symbol of Ukraine’s stoic resistance. "That's just how it is. If you play really good golf during the week, you're going to win," said Pereira. "Doesn't matter your first time or your 10th time, if you play really, really well you're, going to have chances. Govt-and-politics AP Senate ships $40B Ukraine aid bill to Biden for signature The Senate has whisked a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and U. Today was windy so the course was challenging, and I didn’t keep myself in position on the back nine and paid the price for it.

" Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York. Editing by Gerry Doyle Our Standards: Sustainable Switch Subscribe to our sustainability newsletter to make sense of the latest ESG trends affecting companies and governments. Thursday's 86-11 vote puts a bipartisan stamp on America’s biggest commitment yet to turning Russia’s invasion into a painful quagmire for Moscow. Sign up Subscribe to our newsletter to get all the news you need to start your day. Sign up . 10 Dustin Johnson each shot a 3-over 73.