Brooks Koepka Soars to the Top of the PGA Championship Leaderboard

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Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY — May 20, 2023

There was not a lot of moving up on “moving day” at the PGA Championship Saturday, with the exception of Brooks Koepka. For the second day in a row, Koepka shot a four-under-par 66 to establish himself as the leader(-6) heading into the final round Sunday.

Brooks Koepka / Photo Courtesy of CBS Sports

 

Corey Conners (-5), Viktor Hovland (-5), and Bryson DeChambeau (-3) all shot even par 70 to stay right where they were, with the exception that they are now all looking up at the new leader.

Justin Rose (-2), Scottie Scheffler (-2), and Rory McIlroy (-1) all remain in contention. However, it is going to take a fabulous low round or a big blow-up to get those three in a realistic position to have their name etched onto The Wanamaker Trophy.

Of the 76 golfers who made the cut, the above-listed seven are the only ones under par after three rounds of play.

Justin Suh had his first over-par round of the tournament (73) to take him out of contention. On a day that saw only nine golfers break par, the leaderboard remained mostly stagnant.

105th PGA Championship Leaderboard – Round Three

POS NAME TO PAR R1 R2 R3 TOTAL
1 Brooks Koepka -6 72* 66 66 204
T2 Corey Conners -5 67 68* 70 205
T2 Viktor Hovland -5 68* 67 70 205
4 Bryson DeChambeau -3 66* 71 70 207
T5 Justin Rose -2 69 70* 69 208
T5 Scottie Scheffler -2 67* 68 73 208
7 Rory McIlroy -1 71* 69 69 209
T8 Michael Block E 70 70* 70 210
T8 Justin Suh E 69 68* 73 210
T10 Tommy Fleetwood 1 72 71* 68 211
T10 Stephan Jaeger 1 72* 70 69 211
T10 Victor Perez 1 70* 72 69 211
T10 Eric Cole 1 67* 74 70 211
T10 Min Woo Lee 1 73* 67 71 211
T10 Shane Lowry 1 73* 67 71 211
T16 Patrick Reed 2 72 71* 69 212
T16 Cameron Davis 2 71 70* 71 212
T16 Ryan Fox 2 68 73* 71 212
T16 Kurt Kitayama 2 70 71* 71 212
T20 Hideki Matsuyama 3 72 71* 70 213
T20 Sahith Theegala 3 71 71* 71 213
T20 Patrick Cantlay 3 74 67* 72 213
T20 Adam Svensson 3 70 70* 73 213
T20 Sepp Straka 3 69* 71 73 213
T20 Keith Mitchell 3 69* 71 73 213
T20 Taylor Pendrith 3 70 69* 74 213
T27 Tyrrell Hatton 4 77 68* 69 214
T27 Chris Kirk 4 70* 75 69 214
T27 Cameron Smith 4 72* 72 70 214
T27 Hayden Buckley 4 69 74* 71 214
T27 Matthew NeSmith 4 70* 70 74 214
T27 Keegan Bradley 4 68* 72 74 214
T33 Alex Smalley 5 73 72* 70 215
T33 Thomas Pieters 5 69* 76 70 215
T33 Chez Reavie 5 76 68* 71 215
T33 Xander Schauffele 5 72 72* 71 215
T33 Harold Varner III 5 70* 71 74 215
T33 Collin Morikawa 5 71* 70 74 215
T33 Dustin Johnson 5 67 74* 74 215
T33 Mito Pereira 5 72 69* 74 215
T33 Beau Hossler 5 71 70* 74 215
T42 Jordan Spieth 6 73* 72 71 216
T42 Dean Burmester 6 73 71* 72 216
T42 Jon Rahm 6 76* 68 72 216
T42 Tom Hoge 6 74 70* 72 216
T42 Lucas Herbert 6 75* 69 72 216
T42 Adam Hadwin 6 70 73* 73 216
T42 Nicolai Hojgaard 6 76* 67 73 216
T42 Sam Stevens 6 71 72* 73 216
T42 Adam Scott 6 68 74* 74 216
T42 K.H. Lee 6 73 68* 75 216
T52 Patrick Rodgers 7 70 75* 72 217
T52 Denny McCarthy 7 75 70* 72 217
T52 Thriston Lawrence 7 75* 69 73 217
T52 Max Homa 7 71 72* 74 217
T52 J.T. Poston 7 72 70* 75 217
T52 Callum Tarren 7 71 67* 79 217
T58 Thomas Detry 8 74* 71 73 218
T58 Tony Finau 8 72 73* 73 218
T58 Yannik Paul 8 76* 69 73 218
T58 Pablo Larrazabal 8 69* 75 74 218
T58 Adrian Meronk 8 75* 69 74 218
T58 Sihwan Kim 8 75 68* 75 218
T58 Padraig Harrington 8 72 71* 75 218
T58 Matt Wallace 8 73* 70 75 218
66 Zach Johnson 9 74 71* 74 219
T67 Lee Hodges 10 75 70* 75 220
T67 Justin Thomas 10 72* 73 75 220
T67 Phil Mickelson 10 73 72* 75 220
T67 Rikuya Hoshino 10 75* 70 75 220
T71 Taylor Montgomery 11 75 70* 76 221
T71 Joel Dahmen 11 74 69* 78 221
T71 Taylor Moore 11 74 69* 78 221
T74 Kazuki Higa 12 72* 73 77 222
T74 Ben Taylor 12 72 72* 78 222
76 Mark Hubbard 14 71 74* 79 224
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