Day 3 at the PGA, Leaders Swap Positions, Tiger Withdraws

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Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, OK — May 21, 2022

A day after posting a score under par(69) to make the cut at the 2022 PGA Championship, the wheels came off for Tiger Woods. His laboring round Saturday around the Southern Hills Country Club ended with Tiger signing a scorecard for the highest 18-hole total of any of his major championship tournaments. The 79 left him with a three-day total of 222, last on the field, and he withdrew as his body could not respond to the challenge of four days at Southern Hills.

Woods recorded seven bogeys, a triple bogey, and one birdie on the day, often grimacing as he swung the club. PGA of America president Jim Richerson issued a statement saying, “We admire Tiger’s valiant effort to compete here at Southern Hills and wish him the best as he continues to recover from his injuries.”

Another New Leader

At the opposite end of the leaderboard, a new leader emerged for the third consecutive day of the tournament. Mito Pereira and Will Zalatoris swapped positions on a day that did not feature the multiple low scores posted Friday.

Mito Pereira leads the 2022 PGA Championship after three rounds / Photo Courtesy of the PGA

Pereira carded a one-under-par 69 to advance to nine-under, while Zalatoris failed to get into red numbers and dropped into a tie for second with Matthew Fitzpatrick at six-under. Only 16 players start the final round Sunday with scores below par.

The best round of the day went to Webb Simpson, whose 65 moved him to one-under-par for the week, but not likely close enough to contend for the win. Just five players are within five strokes of the lead.

However, if Pereira cannot sustain his under-par rounds into the final day, it could be anyone’s tournament to win.

Third Round Results of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club

POS NAME TO PAR ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3 TOTAL
1 Mito Pereira -9 68 64* 69 201
T2 Matthew Fitzpatrick -6 68 69* 67 204
T2 Will Zalatoris -6 66* 65 73 204
4 Cameron Young -5 71* 67 67 205
5 Abraham Ancer -4 67 69* 70 206
6 Seamus Power -3 71* 69 67 207
T7 Stewart Cink -2 69 68* 71 208
T7 Bubba Watson -2 72* 63 73 208
T7 Justin Thomas -2 67 67* 74 208
T10 Webb Simpson -1 69* 75 65 209
T10 Lucas Herbert -1 68* 73 68 209
T10 Max Homa -1 70* 69 70 209
T10 Chris Kirk -1 68 70* 71 209
T10 Sam Burns -1 71* 67 71 209
T10 Gary Woodland -1 70* 68 71 209
T10 Davis Riley -1 68* 68 73 209
T17 Xander Schauffele E 68* 73 69 210
T17 Tommy Fleetwood E 71 70* 69 210
T17 Ryan Fox E 70 70* 70 210
T17 Tom Hoge E 66 74* 70 210
T17 Adri Arnaus E 72* 68 70 210
T17 Rory McIlroy E 65* 71 74 210
T23 Brendan Steele 1 70 72* 69 211
T23 Joaquin Niemann 1 68 71* 72 211
T23 Kevin Na 1 68* 71 72 211
T23 Matt Kuchar 1 67 71* 73 211
T23 Cameron Smith 1 68* 70 73 211
T28 Lucas Glover 2 75* 69 68 212
T28 Laurie Canter 2 72* 70 70 212
T28 Justin Rose 2 71* 70 71 212
T28 Aaron Wise 2 69 72* 71 212
T28 Rickie Fowler 2 71 70* 71 212
T28 Cameron Tringale 2 72 68* 72 212
T28 Patrick Reed 2 69* 70 73 212
T28 Tyrrell Hatton 2 70* 68 74 212
T36 Sebastian Munoz 3 74 70* 69 213
T36 Rikuya Hoshino 3 74 70* 69 213
T36 Russell Henley 3 70* 73 70 213
T36 Shane Lowry 3 70 72* 71 213
T36 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 3 69* 73 71 213
T36 Bernd Wiesberger 3 72 67* 74 213
T36 Talor Gooch 3 69* 70 74 213
T43 Brooks Koepka 4 75 67* 72 214
T43 Harold Varner III 4 71 71* 72 214
T45 Luke List 5 74* 70 71 215
T45 Brian Harman 5 74* 70 71 215
T45 Jason Day 5 71 72* 72 215
T45 Troy Merritt 5 73 70* 72 215
T45 Adam Schenk 5 71* 72 72 215
T45 Keegan Bradley 5 72* 70 73 215
T45 Jordan Spieth 5 72* 69 74 215
T45 Tony Finau 5 69* 72 74 215
T45 Denny McCarthy 5 73* 68 74 215
T45 Viktor Hovland 5 70* 70 75 215
T55 Cameron Davis 6 72 72* 72 216
T55 Hideki Matsuyama 6 72* 72 72 216
T55 Keith Mitchell 6 72* 72 72 216
T55 Marc Leishman 6 72* 71 73 216
T55 Lanto Griffin 6 72* 69 75 216
T60 Louis Oosthuizen 7 73 71* 73 217
T60 Charl Schwartzel 7 71 73* 73 217
T60 Shaun Norris 7 71 72* 74 217
T60 Francesco Molinari 7 70* 72 75 217
T60 Kramer Hickok 7 71 71* 75 217
T65 Collin Morikawa 8 72 72* 74 218
T65 Kevin Streelman 8 71 72* 75 218
T65 Justin Harding 8 71 72* 75 218
T65 Jon Rahm 8 73 69* 76 218
T65 Beau Hossler 8 69 71* 78 218
T70 Adam Hadwin 9 73 71* 75 219
T70 Si Woo Kim 9 71 72* 76 219
T70 Jason Kokrak 9 74* 68 77 219
T70 Thomas Pieters 9 69 73* 77 219
T74 Billy Horschel 11 75 69* 77 221
T74 Robert MacIntyre 11 70* 71 80 221
T76 Maverick McNealy 12 73* 71 78 222
T76 Patton Kizzire 12 69* 75 78 222
T76 Sepp Straka 12 71* 72 79 222
WD Tiger Woods 74* 69 79 222