PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka has fired a second straight 4-under 66 to surge into the lead through three rounds at the PGA Championship.
Koepka, who has four major championships to his credit, let a chance to win the Masters get away in the final round at Augusta National last month.
He’s responded with three solid and occasionally spectacular days of golf at rain-soaked Oak Hill to put him in position to win the fifth major of his career.
Playing with former rival turned fellow LIV Golf member Bryson DeChambeau, Koepka made five birdies and one bogey during the third round, moving into the lead when he rolled in a 45-foot putt on the par-4 17th.
Koepka is at 6 under for the tournament as he chases his third PGA Championship.
Viktor Hovland is one back at 5 under following a 69, alongside Corey Conners, who shot 70. Conners led for much of the day before a shot out of a fairway bunker on the par-4 16th smacked into the lip and became plugged.
He made double bogey. Conners is seeking to become the second Canadian man to win a major.
DeChambeau, the first-round leader, is three behind Koepka after a 70.
Third-round co-leader and world No. 2 Scottie Scheffler and Justin Rose are four back.
Rory McIlroy is the only other player under par going into the final round.
McIlroy shot a second straight 1-under 69 to put him at 1 under for the tournament.
Club pro Michael Block continued his storybook trip to the East Course.
The 46-year-old fired a third consecutive round of even-par 70, becoming the first teaching professional to be inside the top 10 heading into the final 18 holes since 1990.
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