PGA Championship final round live: Mito Pereira, Will Zalatoris, Matt Fitzpatrick major breakthrough

Will a rising star of golf like Mito Pereira or Will Zalatoris break through for victory at the PGA Championship? Or can Justin Thomas or Bubba Watson add another to their collection?

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  • Myth Pereira -8 (7)
  • Will Zalatoris-6 (8)
  • Cameron Young -5 (8)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick -5 (7)

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Cameron Young does some soul-and ball-searching. (Getty Images)

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Pereira putting for par now

And he misses! So Mito Pereira drops a shot and we have a golf tournament again.

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Zalatoris from the wilderness

He does as much as he can, clipping a wedge back up into the middle of the green. Don’t love his par putt from there… but he drains it. That’s a MASSIVE up and down from Will Zalatoris. He is hanging in there.

Meanwhile Young three putts badly and will drop a shot of his own.

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Pereira’s approach

Is good. A little too much spin, so the ball feeds back away from the hole but he’ll have a decent look at par.

That’s all he has to do at the moment, let everyone else implode underneath him.

Fitzpatrick’s birdie putt was promising, but skims the edge of the hole and misses. For it is.

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Pereira in strife off the tee

He hooked his tee shot into the trees on the seventh, and could only advance his ball from the rough. Tough up and down coming up.

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It’s unraveling for Zalatoris

Another wild tee shot on the par-three eighth hole goes looooong and left. By rights it should have ended up in the creek, saved only by the thick rough going down the hill.

Young ended up just short of the green.

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Zalatoris and Young to do some scrambling

Young’s ball did stay dry, and he works something back out to the middle of the green. Tricky par putt coming up… but he makes it. Cam Young will not go away.

Zalatoris can’t do much better with his tricky bunker shot. Important par putt… is missed. Back to back bogeys from Zalatoris immediately after taking the lead.

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Putts on the way for Pereira and Fitzpatrick

Pereira leaves his birdie putt short, but tidies up for a comfy par.

Fitzpatrick gets up and down, but of course that’s only for bogey after the dunkaroo.

It’s going Mito’s way right now.

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Young and Zalatoris on the seventh

Zalatoris is just off the fairway, and has pulled his approach shot into the greenside bunker. He’s short-sided himself there too, not an easy bunker shot coming up.

Young is in the rough on the opposite side of the fairway… and has pushed his approach miles to the right! He might have found the creek there. If he’s lucky, he’ll be in the thick rough in a horrible spot.

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Pereira and Fitzpatrick finally to play

They’ve been waiting on the sixth tee while all that cart path nonsense went down. Mito had a snack, they all took it easy, and now they get the chance to play.

Pereira places his ball safely in the middle of the green.

And Fitzpatrick dunks his into the creek! A badly pulled tee shot heads well left and finds water. More drama on the sixth hole.

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Zalatoris for bogey…

He drips it in! He’s dropped a shot, he’s two shots back again, but that feels like a massive win for Will Zalatoris. To get away with a four after a tee shot that bad is worth celebrating.

He’s still well and truly alive.

Meanwhile Young two-putts for par.

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Zalatoris from the cart path

His poor wedge.

Anyway, the shot is fantastic. He nips one right of the hole and has six feet for bogey, which would be a mighty fine effort all things considered.

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A developing situation behind six green

Zalatoris can’t get his ball to stay still on the cart path, so he’s working out where he can safely and legally take his drop. It’s a real bad time for Will.

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Pereira for birdies

Never in doubt. He’s playing with his head at the moment, and has taken the outright lead back. And with Zalatoris in deep trouble, the swing could be in his favor right now.

Fitzpatrick two-putts for his par.

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The Zalatoris situation

He’s going to have to take an unplayable here, the ball was deep underneath a hedge off the cart path. He’s going to have to take a drop onto the cart path, but he is also in conversation about the line of the TV tower.

It looks as if he’ll be playing his third shot from the middle of the cart path.

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Lucas Herbert update

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He’s just lipped out a putt that would have taken him to -4. He’s playing some excellent golf today, and he set up that chance with an incredible rescue shot from deep in the sticks. Comfortably the leading Aussie in the field this week.

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Pereira’s third shot at the fifth now

It’s a gap wedge, and it’s sensational. One hop and stops just short of the hole, he really should make a comfortable birdie from there.

Fitzpatrick’s bunker shot is solid, he’ll have eight feet for birdie.

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Zalatoris and Young on the par-three sixth

O my goodness! Zalatoris has just nuked a five iron SO long of the green! It’s past the green, past the rough, past the cart path and deep in the bushes behind the TV tower. It sounds like it’s in bounds, but he is in deep, deep strife.

Young’s tee shot lands next to the pin, but trickles off the back of the green into the fluffy rough. But the search and rescue operation from Zalatoris’s ball has begun.

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