FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – No participant has ever misplaced a seven-shot, 54-hole lead in main championship historical past, and none of Brooks Koepka’s chief pursuers predict him to make historical past Sunday on the PGA Championship.
So all of them have to search out one thing else to play for within the ultimate spherical – as a result of the title appears out of attain.
“I don’t know if the match is simply much less enjoyable as a result of I’m 15 photographs again or no matter it’s,” stated Xander Schauffele, who’s actually 10 again, after a Saturday 68, “nevertheless it’s very melancholic after in the present day, simply because each time I lookup, I’m 10 to 12 again. Nobody likes to play for second, however that’s type of what he’s doing to us.”
Koepka led by as many as eight photographs within the third spherical, however he wasn’t in a position to construct his benefit over the ultimate 5 holes, which included a brief miss for par on 16.
Schauffele stated that Koepka’s excellence has snuffed out the joy of the second main of the yr.
“This can be a main championship, and everyone seems to be right here to win, however there’s just one man who’s completely destroying this place,” he stated. “So I’m certain he’s having a blast, however for the remainder of us, he’s making it awfully boring.”
The one hope for the sector Sunday is that if the PGA units up the course for extra birdies and Koepka – who leads the sector in strokes gained: tee to inexperienced – in some way falters.
“You’ve bought to tee off with the hope,” Adam Scott stated. “I shot 6 beneath (Friday). Possibly they’ll arrange the pins somewhat friendlier and provides somebody an opportunity to try this once more. You by no means know. It’s doable he might battle and shoot a pair over.”