Nightshift Sports: PGA Championship, Day 3

Third Round Coverage and News/Information Links
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Context
There are four “major” championships in golf (The Masters, The U.S. Open, The (British) Open, and the PGA Championship) and the last one of 2018–The PGA– is going to be played this weekend at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Each of these four majors has its own personality–The Masters has decades of tradition and the familiarity that comes with conducting it, every year, on the same course. The U.S.Open is precisely that–it’s open to anyone who can qualify to get in. The British Open is revered because it’s played at the birthplace of golf in Scotland and at other courses in the U.K. and the PGA (Professional Golfers of America) because it is the professional golf world’s very own championship. One other thing separates the PGA from the other championships: in talks with media professionals who cover the event, their descriptions of it have been unanimous in praising the PGA for the way they conduct the event and the exceptional courtesy offered to those who report it. This is always refreshing to hear, but perhaps never more than now, when the media is always under attack from institutions and individuals who disagree with their news coverage.
This years tournament is being held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. The course  was designed by the dean of  American golf course design, Robert Trent Jones (he did so many courses in the south there’s an entire “trail” of Robert Trent Jones courses that players can follow), totals 7,547 yards and will be challenging to the pros because of weather conditions. All of the big players on the tour at Bellerive–along with some club pros (the heart of the PGA membership is the local golf pro)–who qualified to play with the tour regulars and superstars. Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and the legendary Tiger Woods are all in the field. It should be a good one.
The PGA Championship started Thursday morning and runs through Sunday, August 12th. Nightshift Sports will be covering this year’s tournament–it’s the 100th Anniversary of the PGA Championship.
Results
The PGA managed to complete the rain-delayed second round of the tournament and all of the third round yesterday, to get the last golf major of the year back on track. At the end of round three, Brooks Koepka was in the lead, at 12 under par, but some of golf’s top competitors were within four shots of the lead. Adam Scott was 10 under, and fan favorite Rickie Fowler, along with Jon Rahm and early leader Gary Woodford were in at nine under par.  Tiger Woods is 8 under for the tournament.  Dustin Johnson is at 5 under along with Ryder Cup ace Ian Poulter; Jordan Spieth is at 4 under.  Check our direct live link to the PGA Championship Leaderboard to stay up to date all day. Final results will have a bearing on selection of players for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
The Links
As always, we provide the resources  to add to your enjoyment of watching and following the last golf major of the year, with a series of links and sites  and articles that will keep you totally up to speed on the tournament and the day’s action. New articles and direct links are added as they become available.
Enjoy.
Direct Link to PGA Championship Leaderboard
Direct Link to PGA Championship Site
PGA Championship Tee Times
PGA Live News Feed
PGA Championship Computer Picks 
How to Watch or Stream The PGA
Drone Flyover of Bellerive Golf Course
Bellerive Course, Hole by Hole Analysis
Course Conditions at Bellerive
Instagram Feed: #pgachampionship
Twitter Feed: @PGAChampionship
 
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