Sunday Update – PGA OF AMERICA – 98th PGA Championship – Baltursol – New Jersey –
The season’s final major continues to be challenged by weather as the best players in the world compete for the 98th PGA Championship at Baltursol.
Jimmy Walker (11-under) leads World No. 1 Jason Day by a shot heading into the final round in New Jersey. The 37-year-old is looking for his maiden major championship victory. Without a victory this season, Walker opened the week as a 125-to-1 long shot at Skybet.com to capture the title.
Walker and Day will be in different groups for the final round – as weather forces the pairings to remain the same for third and fourth rounds.
Walker, 48th in the world golf rankings, plays alongside Day in rainy conditions Sunday with plenty of capable and proven challengers- within striking distance including Henrik Stenson, who won the Open Championship two weeks ago. Stenson is T-3 alongside Brooks Koepka (60-1 betting pick), who is win-less this season but has victories on both the PGA Tour and European Tour on his resume.
Certainly the favorite on Sunday, Day won THE PLAYERS, WGC-Match Play and the Arnold Palmer Invitation this season. He was a 9-1 betting pick by odds makers.
Branden Grace and William McGirt are making runs Sunday reaching 9-under midway through their final round play.
Other Golf News:
- The Women’s Golf portion of the Rio Olympics will be televised on The Golf Channel August 18.
- Ariya Jutanugarn (16-under) captured the RICHO Women’s British Open Sunday in England for her first major title. It marked her fourth victory on the LPGA Tour this season tying her with Lydia Ko. Jutanugarn beat out Miriam Lee and Mo Martin by three shots. Stacy Lewis finished fourth alone at 11-under.
- Several high profile players – expected to contend this week in New Jersey for the PGA Championship – failed to make the cut including World No. 2 Dustin Johnson, who opened with 77, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy.