The third round of the PGA Championship is over and some of the world's best players have battled tough conditions on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
Phil Mickelson (-7) stands alone atop the field after Round 3. Mickelson's 2-under 70 on Saturday kept him just ahead of Brooks Koepka (-6) and Louis Oosthuizen (-5). Mickelson stretched his lead to five strokes after 10 holes on Saturday, but a bogey on 12 and double bogey on 13 allowed Koepka and Oosthuizen to get back within reach.
Koepka also shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday, finishing with a 2-under 34 on the back nine thanks to birdies on 10, 12 and 16. He entered the final hole tied with Mickelson before bogeying 18. Oosthuizen wasn’t as sharp as his competitors, shooting an even-par 72 with three birdies and three bogeys.
Not everyone had a great day on Saturday. Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama shot a four-over 76 after entering the weekend at three-under in a tie for fourth. Matsuyama’s bid at another major championship is now effectively over.
Rory McIlroy continued to struggle on Saturday, shooting a two-over 74 and dropping to +5 for the tournament. One of the favorites entering the weekend, McIlroy has yet to shoot a round below par.
Here is everything you need to know for the 2021 PGA Championship:
Where is the 2021 PGA Championship?
The last time Kiawah Island hosted the PGA Championship was 2012, when McIlroy won his first Wanamaker Trophy and second career major. Fast-forward nine years, Rory McIlroy is back fresh off a win at the Wells Fargo Championship. Will the No.7-ranked golfer in the world be able to conquer the Ocean Course again?
The Ocean Course was designed by Alice and Pete Dye for the 1991 Ryder Cup, following the Irish and Scottish links-style. With 10 holes hugging the Atlantic Ocean and the remaining eight running parallel to those, players have to constantly consider the wind factor that makes every shot a difficult one.
Will fans attend the 2021 PGA Championship?
The PGA of America announced in February that a limited number of fans would be able to attend the second major of the year, after Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship last August with no spectators on-site at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All spectators will be required to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings indoors and outdoors, while sanitation stations will be available throughout the course.
When is the 2021 PGA Championship?
When: May 20-23, 2021
Where: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, S.C.
TV Information: ESPN, CBS
Stream: ESPN+, Paramount+
Where can I watch the 2021 PGA Championship?
Round 4: Sunday, May 23 -- 8-10 a.m ESPN+, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ESPN, 1-7 p.m. CBS
Live from the PGA Championship will be available before and after each round on Golf Channel and Golf Channel’s website. All times ET.
You can watch Golf Channel’s daily show from 6-8 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday.
What are the 2021 PGA Championship tee times?
Here are the featured groups for Round 4 of the 2021 PGA Championship:
8:40 a.m. -- Bubba Watson, Tom Hoge
9 a.m. -- Daniel Berger, Russell Henley
9:40 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy, Stewart Cink
10:20 a.m. -- Justin Rose, Lee Westwood
1:20 p.m. Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler
2:30 p.m. -- Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka
You can check out the full list of Round 4 tee times here.
Who has the best odds to win the 2021 PGA Championship?
Koepka remains the betting favorite at +150 entering the final round. Mickelson was tied for the fourth-best odds (+1200) after Friday’s action despite being tied atop the leaderboard, but he now has the second-best odds behind Koepka at +325.
Oosthuizen trails Koepka and Mickelson with +600 odds. Fourth-place Kevin Streelman (-4) has the next best odds, but at +1600.
With one round remaining, the battle for the win will be a tight one the rest of the way (Odds provided by our partner PointsBet):
Brooks Koepka, +150
Phil Mickelson, +325
Louis Oosthuizen, +600
Kevin Streelman, +1600
Bryson DeChambeau, +1800
Branden Grace, +2500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout, +2500
Gary Woodland, +4000
Joaquin Niemann, +4000
Jordan Spieth, +6600
Corey Conners, +8000
Im Sung-jae, +8000
Paul Casey, +8000
Patrick Cantlay, +15000
Tony Finau, +15000
Keegan Bradley, +20000
Matthew Fitzpatrick, +20000
Jason Kokrak, +25000
Charley Hoffman, +30000
Hideki Matsuyama, +30000
Rickie Fowler, +30000
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Gaia De Simoni contributed to this story.