A disastrous final hole of his third round has seen Jason Day’s hopes of a second major all but disappear.
Jason Day looks to have squandered any chance to win a second PGA Championship after a blunderous quadruple-bogey on the last hole of his third round.
Despite battling swing issues, Day arrived at the 18th tee at Quail Hollow just four shots behind leader and playing partner American Kevin Kisner.
A wayward drive found the trees on the right and rather than take his medicine and chip-out sideways, Day made the questionable decision to hit further right, hoping to hook it around trees.
It turned out to be a disastrous decision. Day’s ball found the bushes and took a penalty stroke for an unplayable lie. A wedge over the trees was followed by a poor chip shot and the tournament was slipping away.
The quadruple-bogey end to the five hour, 40minutes round left Day at even par for the tournament, seven strokes behind Kisner.
Jason Day is in trouble on 18… 😳
— PGA of America (@PGA) August 12, 2017
With the winner of the PGA championship coming out of the final pairing in 18 of the last 20 years, it appears history is on the side of little known Americans Kisner and Chris Stroud.
However many experts believe it is the power pairing of Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas who will make a run at the final group.
Matsuyama’s third round 73 wasn’t pretty but the world number three showed some mettle to keep himself in with a shot of becoming the first-ever Japanese player to win a major.