Rory Mc Ilroy reacts as his birdie putt on the seventh green rolls towards the cup
14 August, 2017, 01:25
Rory McIlroy, 10 shots back overnight, also went backwards in another disappointing display in the majors this season, carding a two-over 73 for four-over, the same mark as world number one Dustin Johnson. Italy's Francesco Molinari and South Africa's Louis Oosthiuzen are tied for fourth place three strokes back back of the co-leaders at five under through two days of action.
The leading duo were hotly pursued by Jason Day, who finished two shots behind the pair before the hooter sounded and play was suspended for the day due to the fading light.
In the back-nine, he corrected his mistakes and played flawlessly.
He did pose over the 7-iron that covered the flag tucked behind a bunker on the par-3 17th, leaving him a seven-foot putt for his final birdie.
But sandwiched in-between them all is Chris Stroud, a 35-year-old journeyman with a real shot of stealing the major away from all of them.
An adventurous back nine by 2015 PGA victor Jason Day serves as one example of the toll Quail Hollow is taking. 17 and 18 and is tied for second at 6 under.
But just when he appeared to have let his chance slip, Day surged again, making three consecutive birdies from the 14th, where he had to shed his shoe and sock to play from the hazard, to the 16th, his two peerless shots to the par-five 15th being a good sign.
Thomas finished round three with four birdies and two bogeys.
Nick Faldo has slammed former world number one Jason Day for throwing away his chances of winning a second US PGA title with "one insane decision".
Dollar edges higher but outlook wary
President Donald Trump warned North Korea earlier this week it would face " fire and fury " if it threatened the United States . Trump's second warning, however, has shaken markets that have been largely resilient this year, swatting away a slew of risks.
He didn't make a bogey after the sixth hole and saved his momentum several times from poor positions off the tee.
The Australian started the 18th hole four shots off the lead but hit his first short close behind a tree. Stuck behind a tree off the tee, he tried to hook the ball around it, sent it into the bushes and had to take a penalty stroke.
His real danger will be Matsuyama, who looms as the first golfer from Japan to win a major.
Everyone on the hard course had concerns Saturday, some less than others.
Neither had threatened the top of the leaderboard in the opening rounds but day three was where their challenges ended.
Matsuyama took advantage of greens softened by an afternoon storm, reeling off five birdies on a six-hole stretch with a series of pinpoint approach shots to card a seven-under 64, a course record in light of the redesign of Quail Hollow before the championship.
"Kis is on fire right now", said McIlroy.
"I didn't have it written in a diary from when I was young that I need to win a career grand slam as the youngest ever, " he said. That's what I grew up practicing and playing, to play on the PGA Tour and to have a chance in major championships.
North Korean officials in turn have accused the USA leader of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. In an interview with Fox News Sunday he added: "They're moving towards that [goal] at an ever-alarming rate".
But officials in Guam, the tiny island territory that Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack, aren't keeping citizens in the dark. The president called the USA military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five".
Eclipse viewing glasses also will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the library plaza, the news release said. Any filter less opaque than that may cause severe eye damage that would not become evident until hours later, Chou warned .
Despite all the attention to the incident, the hospital was still ordering liquid oxygen cylinders as of Sunday morning. Under attack from opposition over the incident, Siddhartha Nath Singh has appealed not to "make this political".
Having the tall and physical stature of Giroud to win aerial duels and set Lacazette free could be the decider in this match. Much of Leicester's surprise title win two seasons ago was down to the form of N'Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy .
The coverage of storms will increase again by Monday afternoon, and this looks to be the trend through most of the week. Saturday will be cloudy with a few showers to start, but some partial sunshine is expected to develop.
Scaramucci blasted Bannon in an oft-quoted New Yorker interview that featured the man known as "the Mooch" uttering blue language. It's his decision, but at the end of the day, the president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House.
Authorities say the death toll could go up as more people are missing in floods in the eastern Tarai. Severe monsoon flooding and landslides killed almost two dozen people in eastern Nepal on Saturday.
The case of American student Otto Warmbier, who died following his release from North Korea, was included in those talks. Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the USA , it will be met with " fire and fury ".
Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay
Guardiola said: "It is not just us". "We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe". The only sour note for City was a tweet from Mendy, saying: "Bullet header" in reference to Lewis Dunk's own goal .
American Tourist In Germany Does Nazi Salute, Gets Beaten Up
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Tom Cruise injured on the set of "Mission Impossible 6"
However the fearless jump is misjudged as the 55-year-old slams into a building and is momentarily left hanging in the air. It also stars Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin and is set to hit theatres in July 2018.
North Korea has markets nervous but not panicked
Despite today's jump, gold still sits well below its 52-week high of over $1,350 per ounce, which it reached last summer. The market also awaited U.S. consumer inflation data on Friday that would offer more clues about the pace of the U.S.
Charlottesville driver arrested by police
The group also reported vandalism to "Hate Has No Home Here" signs that were put up in yards throughout the neighborhood. The driver has been identified as James Alex Fields, 20, of OH , according to CNN .
Pastor freed from North Korean prison arrives back in Canada
OTTAWA-A pastor in ontario, who was serving a sentence of life in prison in North Korea finally returned to the country Saturday. Lim's release was intended as a goodwill message, to try to portray itself as a country capable of reasonable negotiation.