FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – They’ll seemingly be extras in a Sunday play that has developed right into a one-man present, however Harold Varner III and Jazz Janewattananond can have loads of motivation on the PGA Championship.

For Varner, this would be the first time he’s been within the remaining group on Sunday at a serious and might be a worthwhile studying expertise regardless of a seven-stroke deficit to start out his day alongside front-runner Brooks Koepka.

“It is an ideal alternative. It may be an ideal day it doesn’t matter what occurs,” mentioned Varner, who was tied for second place with Janewattananond, Dustin Johnson and Luke Record. “That is what you apply for, and clearly I am tremendous excited.”

For Janewattananond (which is pronounced JANNA-watta-NON-nond), Sunday’s remaining spherical is a doubtlessly career-changing alternative.


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The PGA Championship is Janewattananond’s fourth begin in a PGA Tour occasion, and his second begin in a serious, and a strong end would give the 23-year-old from Thailand worthwhile world rating factors and a possibility to increase his presence on Tour.

The highest-15 finishers on Sunday earn invites to subsequent 12 months’s PGA Championship and the highest four earn a spot in subsequent 12 months’s Masters.

That’s a dramatic turnaround for Janewattananond whose expectations weren’t very excessive when he performed his first apply spherical at Bethpage Black on Monday.

“Monday, it was raining. Tuesday was raining. The course performs so robust as a result of the tough was so lengthy, the ball do not go anyplace,” he mentioned. “I used to be having a nightmare. How am I going to play this golf course? I am not going to interrupt 80. This exceed my expectations already.”

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