Pga, Mito Pereira leader after the moving day



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Pga, Mito Pereira leader after the moving day

Woods’s step backwards risks obscuring Mito Pereira’s achievement. The Chilean rookie is in fact leading the 2022 PGA Championship after the moving day. Pereira was under par for the third consecutive day, finishing with a total of 201 shots.

Three shots off are Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick. American Cameron Young is fourth (205).

Mito Pereira, situation

The Chilean aims to become the first “rookie” to win a Major since Keegan Bradley (PGA Championship in 2011).

With zero affirmations on the PGA Tour in 27 appearances, Pereira boasts three career successes on the Korn Ferry Tour, the second men's US circuit. He lost ground Francesco Molinari. On Saturday 75 he dropped him to 60th position, to +7.

The Turinese shares his position with Collin Morikawa (world number 3). The Spaniard Jon Rahm, 65th with 218 (+8), is even further behind. And among the most anticipated champions, Justin Thomas is the only one who settles in the top 10 of the PGA Championship, seventh with 208 (-2).

Misstep also for Rory McIlroy (in the lead after the first round), with the Northern Irishman only 17th with 210 (par). On the Southern Hills CC route (par 70), where Woods won his fourth and last title at the PGA Championship 15 years ago, Pereira is leading the ranking, following history in the US.

The 27-year-old from Santiago, who boasts three shots clear of English Matthew Fitzpatrick and American Will Zalatoris (leading mid-game), both second with 204 (-6), is the first player since 1991 (John Daly) to lead the PGA Championship on debut.

With Pereira aiming to become the first "rookie" to win a Major since Keegan Bradley (PGA Championship in 2011). With zero claims on the PGA Tour in 27 appearances, Pereira boasts three career successes on the Korn Ferry Tour, the second men's US circuit.

It is the tournament of surprises, with the big names cut out of the title race and Francesco Molinari, the only blue in the race, very far away. The Turin player, with a score of 217 (70 72 75, +7) is 60 / o equal to, among others, Collin Morikawa (world number 3).

Even further behind the Spaniard Jon Rahm (second in the world ranking), 65 / o with 218 (+8). And among the most anticipated champions, Justin Thomas is the only one who settles in the top 10 of the PGA Championship, seventh with 208 (-2).

Misstep also for Rory McIlroy (in the lead after the first round, fifth in the middle of the race), with the Northern Irishman only 17 / o with 210 (par). With the ranking, after the new stop by Woods, however, ended up in the background.