PGA Championship 2022 live results and analysis: Mito Pereira and Cameron Young share the lead

May 22, 2022 at 5:45 p.m. EDT

Mito Pereira’s birdie puts him in the lead of the 2 times

Another shot in his favor, created by that birdie and a bogey from Cameron Young at 14.

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 5:29 p.m. EDT

Mito Pereira hates number 12 in Southern Hills

Mito Pereira just bogeyed the par-4 12th in the PGA Championship for the fourth straight day, dropping him to 6 under and tied with Cameron Young atop the standings.

Things are incredibly grouped right now. Young is there and running an errand. Will Zalatoris remains one shot behind. Justin Thomas is only two shots behind.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 5:21 p.m. EDT

How Chris Kirk got into the top five

An eagle in 17 and Chris Kirk is suddenly T5 with Matt Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood.

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The Athletic Golf team

May 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy finishes with a 68 on Sunday

Rory McIlroy just completed his final run at the PGA Championship, shooting a 68 to finish 2 under for the week.

The first-round leader crashed badly on Saturday and was knocked out, but four straight birdies from holes Nos. 2-5 were good enough to put him back in the top 10. However, he didn’t have another birdie. the rest of the way and had two bogeys.

The Athletic Golf team

The Athletic Golf team

May 22, 2022 at 4:49 p.m. EDT

Justin Thomas is trolling in this thing

Another birdie on No. 12 and he’s three shots behind.

The Athletic Golf team

The Athletic Golf team

May 22, 2022 at 4:34 p.m. EDT

Watch Justin Thomas’ flagship birdie on No. 11

It’s down to 1 cent today, 3 cents for the week and T5.

The Athletic Golf team

The Athletic Golf team

May 22, 2022 at 4:31 p.m. EDT

The back nine is Matt Fitzpatrick’s time

Can Matt Fitzpatrick stage a career-defining push on the back nine? He’s been great there this week, playing that side of the course in five under, bogey-free for three days. Fitzpatrick is trying to become the first Englishman to win the PGA Championship since Jim Barnes in 1919.

Fitzpatrick has already ended more than a century of drought for England players during his career – at the 2013 US Amateur he became the first England player to win since Harold Hilton in 1911. Only five players have won the US Amateur and the PGA. in their careers: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lanny Wadkins and Hal Sutton. Fitzpatrick would like to become the sixth.

Justin Ray

Justin Ray

May 22, 2022 at 4:22 p.m. EDT

Will Zalatoris hit it long, again

The choice of club left something to be desired from the start. He desperately needs to get back to two-shot driver holes, but then his chances of winning might be gone.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 4:13 p.m. EDT

Bogey-bogey for Zalatoris

Do you remember when Will Zalatoris left the fifth green after a birdie that put him at the top of the rankings with Mito Pereira?

Well, things have changed. Consecutive bogeys dropped Zalatoris three shots behind Pereira, tied for second place with playing partner Cameron Young.

Pereira doesn’t play amazing golf, so there’s every chance it will tighten up again and one of the Zalatoris or Young will be able to make it a contest on the back nine. But numbers 6 and 7 were crucial for Zalatoris to say the least.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 4:04 p.m. EDT

Another look at Will Zalatoris on #6

Is anyone else exhausted after all this, or just us?

The Athletic Golf team

The Athletic Golf team

May 22, 2022 at 3:58 p.m. EDT

Will Zalatoris escapes No. 6 with just one bogey

After a good 15 minutes of discussion with a rules official, Zalatoris made the decision to play the cart path. You or I would waste a corner forever doing that, but Zalatoris gets under the ball, doesn’t hit the concrete, puts it on the green and makes a bogey save that feels pivot.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 3:52 p.m. EDT

There’s a lot going on right now

Will Zalatoris stole the entire green on six, had a terrible bounce and he rolled down the cart path and into the bushes. It was unplayable there, so he took a one-stroke penalty. But the granted distance puts him in the way of the carts, and makes the television tower play. He tries to figure it all out, but he seems screwed up anyway. Like getting out of the way of the cart can always be in play.

Meanwhile, Pereira birdie #5, takes the solo lead and has time to eat a sandwich on the 6 green.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 3:42 p.m. EDT

Will Zalatoris takes a share of the lead

Will Zalatoris attacked the par-5 5th, the easiest third hole on the course this week. A 348-yard drive down the center of the fairway, one of the longest drives on the hole today, put him on the green in two. The Eagle’s putt narrowly missed, but he rolled it from three feet for a birdie.

He is now at 8 cents, with Mito Pereira watching behind him. Here we are.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 3:31 p.m. EDT

Matt Fitzpatrick with a birdie on No. 4

Fitzpatrick erased that opening bogey and moved back to 6 under, two shots behind leader Mito Pereira.

Pereira had his own birdie chance, a nine footer that Bubba Watson missed on the left, others missed on the right. So difficult, to say the least. Pereira barely got anything on it and joined the crowd missing it badly. By.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 3:27 p.m. EDT

Stinger !

According to the chart, I never exceeded 32 feet in height.

But… Mito Pereira’s second shot is very high and it will look like a bird. Not how you get there, just what you score.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 3:20 p.m. EDT

A two-shot swing and the lead is reduced to one shot

Mito Pereira had good speed on his par putt at the par-4 third, but hit the bottom of the hole and rolled away. He is now at 8 cents after the bogey.

Meanwhile, Will Zalatoris is just past 7 under with a birdie on the No. 4, after a very good corner kick that gives him less than six feet for a birdie.

The Athletic Golf team

The Athletic Golf team

May 22, 2022 at 3:16 p.m. EDT

Mito Pereira’s story with Southern Hills

This week isn’t Mito Pereira’s first competitive tournament in Southern Hills.

During Pereira’s only college golf season at Texas Tech in 2014-15, Southern Hills hosted the Big 12 Men’s Golf Tournament. Pereira shot 9 over and tied for eighth, despite finishing the tournament with a 2 under 68 in his fourth round.

The winner of the tournament? Scottie Scheffler, who tied while playing for Texas. Pereira is now trying to join Scheffler as the first two big winners of 2022.

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper·

Editor-in-Chief, News

May 22, 2022 at 3:05 p.m. EDT

Mito Pereira, Matt Fitzpatrick by #2

Both Pereira and Fitzpatrick had tap-in pars on the No. 2 and moved up to the par-4 3rd. Pereira maintains a three-stroke lead over Will Zalatoris.

Pereira is just totally cool, doesn’t seem to get upset at all. I actually had a really good birdie putt attempt on #2.

Fitzpatrick plays fast, also seems uninterested in playing in the final group – except for maybe that wayward tee shot.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger·

Senior Editor, College Basketball

May 22, 2022 at 2:57 p.m. EDT

What a Mito Pereira win would mean

With a win today, Mito Pereira would be:

  • The first great champion, male or female, of Chile
  • The first player from South America to win the PGA Championship
  • The 10th player to win the PGA Championship on his debut (previously Collin Morikawa in 2020)
  • Fourth player since 2000 to win a major on debut or second career start
  • The second player ranked 100th or lower in the OWGR to win the PGA Championship, the first time a major has had this.
Justin Ray

Justin Ray

May 22, 2022 at 2:51 p.m. EDT

Mito Pereira’s question

With the leaders at the start, 34 players have completed their turn so far. Eight finished under par. The lowest home score is Kevin Streelman’s 3-under 67. The average score is 71.2

So, questions – Does Mito Pereira sail? Does he back down? Does anyone jump and catch it?

Brendan Quinn

Brendan Quinn·

Senior Editor, CBB