Kevin Kisner leads the PGA Championship following harrowing finish


Kevin Kisner is the leader after a wild conclusion to the third round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.

Kisner fired a 1-over 72 today for a 7-under total that puts him one stroke ahead of Chris Stroud and two in front of second-round co-leader Hideki Matsuyama.

Kisner had a two-shot lead with three holes to play when he hit a shot into the water on 16 and made double bogey.

He also flirted with disaster on 18, pulling his approach before the ball bounced off a concrete bridge into the rough

. The carom allowed him to escape with bogey.

Stroud had a chance to pull ahead until he three-putted for bogey on his last two holes.

Matsuyama followed Friday's 64 with a 2-over 73 for a 6-under total.

Justin Thomas and Louis Oosthuizen are within two shots of the lead. Graham Delaet ( had the best round among the contenders, a 3-under 68 that puts him five shots back.

Jason Day may have played himself out of contention after entering the round just two shots back.

He carded a quadruple-bogey 8 on the final hole to complete a 77 and fall seven shots back.

Jordan Spieth (speeth) is 10 shots off the pace as he tries to become the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam.

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