Rahm gives ground: Johnson has the victory and the one within shot

The American closed the solo leader with -9 after a five-under lap and is approaching the double. Rahm continues intermittently and reaches the final day far from the head.


Tranny Jon Rahm picks up speed at the PGA Championship. From the pair of the first day to -1 on Friday and -2 this Saturday for -3 in total. But it is not enough to stay in the first wagon of contenders for the title and his options to launch his majors account and regain number one in the ranking are blurred.

On the day of movement, Dustin Johnson shone especially, imposing on TPC Harding Park in San Francisco (California), with his five-under-par lap, which leaves him only in the lead with -9 and brings him closer to the double that Rahmbo is losing of sight six strokes away. The one from South Carolina, which already sports the 2016 US Open in its windows, could take the world throne if this Sunday he seals the victory and Justin Thomas finishes below 18th place (he is 34th with -1), McIlroy does not arrive third (he is 43rd at par) and Rahm finishes below tenth (21st march).

In the first nine the Biscayan smelled of gunpowder, with three birdies without failure in the first nine. The bogey on the 12th changed everything. From there the opportunities to subtract from the field were counted while the movement began at the top. Haotong Li, the Chinese 'insider' who challenged the US Army at home for the first two days, came out in the main game with Fleetwood and fell to a +3 too severe for the lap he played. His -5 leaves him with almost no options to become the first golfer in his country to be a champion of a great.

Thomas stagnates and Koepka stalks the third success in a row

The third PGA in a row may be in the hands of Koepka, who once again looked champion stature. He responded to three bogeys between the 13th and the 15th with two birdies on the 16th and the 18th to save the day. With -7 lurks that triplet that no one has achieved since Walter Hagen in the triennium 1924-1927. Reigning number one Justin Thomas started early and didn't have enough strength to get into the ointment. At -1, he's far from the top and that also brings Johnson closer to one.

He will not fight this Sunday for his fifth wound to tie with Jack Nicklaus at the top of the record of the Tiger Woods appointment. El Tigre still cannot find the formula with his new putter and yesterday he suffered again on the greens of Harding Park, with a +2 after four bogeys that leaves him in a no man's land.

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