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2024 PGA Championship — times, leaders, TV

Moving day is in the books at the 2024 PGA Championship and it produced a ton of birdies at a getable Valhalla Golf Club.

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Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele are the co-54 hole leaders at 15-under-par. Sahith Theegala, who shot a third-round 67, is in solo third, one off the lead.

Shane Lowry, the 2019 Open champion, has the round of the day Saturday with a 62.

TV: CBS in the US, Sky Sports in the UK

Leaderboard:

T1: Morikawa -15 (67)

T1. Schauffele -15 (68)

3: Theegala -14 (67)

T4. Lowry -13 (62)

T4: DeChambeau -13 (67)

T4: Hovland -13 (66)

T7. Rose -12 (64)

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Final round tee times

Below are the final four groupings and tee times for Sunday's final round (times ET).

2:05 p.m.: Justin Rose/Robert MacIntyre

2:15 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau/Viktor Hovland

2:25 p.m.: Sahith Theegala/Shane Lowry

2:35 p.m.: Collin Morikawa/Xander Schauffele

Full final tee times here.

Storylines entering Sunday at the PGA Championship

The storylines heading into Sunday's final round are plentiful:

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Schauffele looking to finally prove himself as a closer.Morikawa ending a significant drought in the winning department.Theegala ticking off his first major championship and contending on the biggest stage of his career.Lowry translating a record-tying 62 Saturday into his second major.DeChambeau, arguably the most entertaining golfer in the game right now, back on top again.Hovland grabbing his first major title just a week after reuniting with his swing coach Joe Mayo.Justin Rose becoming the first Englishman to win the PGA Championship in 100 years.

The list goes on. Tomorrow should be a fun one.

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PGA Championship: Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele top crowded leaderboard

PGA Championship: Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele top crowded leaderboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Scottie Scheffler has dropped off, but a crowded leaderboard still exists after Round 3 of the PGA Championship on Saturday. Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele (15-under-par) will head to Valhalla Golf Club tied for the lead and play together in the final pairing, but seven other players are within four shots of them.

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Schauffele, seeking his first major championship, has led after each round of the PGA Championship, but shares it for the first time with Morikawa, who is looking for major No. 3. The former shot a 68 on Saturday and the latter a 67.

Sahith Theegala is at 14-under after all three birdied the 18th hole to end the round. Shane Lowry (who shot a PGA Championship record-tying 62), Bryson DeChambeau and Viktor Hovland are tied for fourth at 13-under.

Then there’s European Ryder Cup members Justin Rose and Robert MacIntyre at 12-under and Dean Burmester at 11-under. Six more are tied at 10-under.

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PGA Championship: Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele top crowded leaderboard

Morikawa, Schauffele co-54 hole leaders

Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele are your PGA Championship leaders headed into Sunday's final round, but you could argue that there are 18 players that have a realistic shot at winning this golf tournament. We knew Valhalla was primed for theatrics at the start of the week.

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The course is long and it's all out there in front of you, meaning many players choose the same course management strategy to aggressively attack the soft set up. A "bunched" leaderboard was somewhat inevitable, but I don't think anyone expected it to be this good. The storylines heading into tomorrow's round are plentiful: Xander looking to finally prove himself as a closer. Morikawa ending a significant drought in the winning department. Sahith Theegala ticking off his first major championship and contending on the biggest stage of his career. Shane Lowry translating a record-tying 62 into a victory. Bryson DeChambeau — arguably the most entertaining golfer in the game right now — back on top again.

Viktor Hovland grabbing his first major title just a week after reuniting with his swing coach Joe Mayo. Justin Rose becoming the first Englishman to win the PGA Championship in 100 years. The list goes on.

Tomorrow should be a fun one.

Scheffler shoots 73, first over par round in 2024

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Scottie Scheffler shoots a 2-over 73 in his third round at the PGA Championship.

It is Scheffler's first over-par round in 2024

Scheffler, the current Masters champion, is at 7-under-par heading into the final round.

Schauffele birdies 17, tied for the lead

Xander Schauffele birdies the par-4 17th.

He's now in a tie for the lead with Collin Morikawa at 14-under-par.

One hole to play in the third round.

DeChambeau eagles 18, moves to within 1 of the lead

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Bryson DeChambeau chips in for eagle on the par-5 18th.

He shoots a third-round 67 and is at 13-under-par, one off the lead.

What a finish to the round.

Collin Morikawa solo leader

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A two-shot swing at the 15th hole.

Collin Morikawa birdied the par-4 15th while Xander Schauffele bogeyed.

Morikawa is the solo leader at 14-under-par with Schauffele, Shane Lowry and Sahith Theegala one back.

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Birdie. Schauffele.

Xander Schauffele drains a long birdie putt on the par-3 14th.

He extends his lead to 15-under-par, two ahead of Collin Morikawa and Shane Lowry.

What's at stake for Shane Lowry on Sunday

Shane Lowry was tied for 29th entering the 3rd round this week.

That would tie the second-largest 36-hole comeback by position in men's major championship history. Only David Duval at the 2001 Open (tied for 35th) would be bigger.

Shane Lowry shoots 62

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Shane Lowry: Fifth round of 62 in men's major championship history; four have come in the last three majors

Lowry gained 6.4 strokes putting in today's round, a career high. His 11.26 strokes gained putting this week are the most through 3 rounds by anyone in a PGA Tour event in 2024.

Lowry tied for lead, shot at 61

Shane Lowry is 9 under through 17 holes today.

A birdie at the par-5 18th would give him the first 61 in men's major championship history.

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Jordan Spieth shoots 69

Jordan Spieth is currently five back after posting 8 under through three rounds.

Since winning the third leg of the grand slam at the 2017 Open, the closest Spieth has been entering the final round of a PGA Championship is seven shots back (2021).

Shane Lowry 1 off the lead

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Shane Lowry had to hold his hand over his face in frustration at the Zurich with how bad he's been putting this year. He's losing as many as 1.5 strokes on the green most week, per DataGolf, and suddenly he's the greatest putter on Earth today. He just hit 37 and 32 foot birdies back to back to reach 12-under par, just one back of the lead. He's gaining nearly twice as many strokes putting compared to the next best putter today.

Koepka 4 over through 10

Brooks Koepka entered the day fully in the mix at 7-under, just five back in a crowded leaderboard. Yet on a scoreable day at Valhalla while contemporaries like Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Shane Lowry are going low, Koepka doesn't have a single birdie and is 4-over through 10 holes.

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He bogeyed the first hole, double-bogeyed No. 5 and bogeyed No. 9 to fall to 3-under for the tournament. That's 10 back of the lead. Barring an incredible back nine, it's unlikely Koepka repeats at the PGA.

Moving day is setting this up nicely

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Can I just say, this third round at the PGA Championship is simmering away so nicely.

The field is bunching — 27 players within five shots of the lead following that Scheffler birdie on 7 — and so many players are in the kind of form that means you wouldn't discount them from success tomorrow.

And with tomorrow still to look forward to, what a 36-hours of golf we've got in store.

Sometimes it's nice to take a breath and appreciate what's coming.

Shane Lowry moves to within 1 of the lead

Shane Lowry has gained more than 6.5 strokes putting in his last 25 holes.

What's at stake for Dean Burmester at the PGA Championship?

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LIV's Dean Burmester has a lot riding on his PGA Championship performance. The 34-year-old received a special exemption into this year's tournament from the PGA of America, despite being ranked No. 133 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

With his LIV membership status, Burmester cannot earn world ranking points unless he plays outside of the startup tour — LIV events do not have world ranking recognition. Burmester already went out of his way to do exactly that and won twice in his home country of South Africa at the Joburg Open and the SA Open Championship in November.

A high finish at Valhalla will significantly boost his OWGR, and if he comes in the top 15 at Valhalla this week, he'll be invited to next year's PGA Championship. The path to major championships is murky for LIV players unless they win or contend in majors. Burmester is tied for third at the PGA and stands at 10 under par for the week.

Time for McIlroy and Thomas to return to the headlines?

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Is Saturday suddenly the day of the pre-tournament storylines reigniting?

Pretty much all the discussion this week before any arrests centered around Rory McIlroy's divorce filing and Justin Thomas playing a major in his hometown.

Neither really seemed in the mix, but McIlroy just birdied four straight and has a chance for five to get to -10, two back of the lead. And Thomas just hit the pin on 9 to birdie and get to -9 for a front nine 32.

It might not even be so big a deal if the leading groups weren't stuck in neutral. Xander Schauffele is still at par for the day. Sahith Theegala is about to lose a stroke. Scottie Scheffler is falling off a cliff and Bryson DeChambeau and Viktor Hovland aren't having great days.

Really the only guy in the final groups doing well is Collin Morikawa, who just birdied No. 5 to tie the lead.

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