May 22, 2022 Staff Report
Irelands Seamus Power surged up the USPGA leaderboard Saturday to put himself in contention for his first ever major win.
The Waterford man shot a 3 under 67 to put him shots off leader Mito Pereira of Chile at the Southern Hills Country Club.
Power hit six birdies in all, including back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes, and four birdies between the 12th and 17th holes.
“I felt comfortable today. It was 180 degrees and just trying to figure out the golf course, you’re basically learning a new sport,” Power told Sky Sports after his third round.
“We did our best with it, and those birdies made all the difference.”
“You’re still hoping nobody gets too far away but my game feels good and seeing a few putts go in towards the end of the round was nice and gives you a lot of confidence.”
“So hopefully it’ll be good tomorrow.”
Rory McIlroy’s effort stumbled and he fell nine shots adrift following a disappointing 74.
He began the day five shots off the lead but dropped four shots in three holes from the sixth before a birdie on the ninth.
Shane Lowry heads into the final day three shots further back after a third-round 71, which included three bogeys and two birdies.
Power tees off Sunday at 2:15 p.m. EST / 7:15 p.m. Irish time. The tournament is being shown on CBS and on Sky Sports Golf
This cannot go under the radar. 2nd best round of the day. In his second ever major. Take a bow seamus power ☢️☢️☢️. Early night for all of us tonight and hopefully a late one tomorrow 😉 🏆 🍻
— Seamus Power Tracker (@TrackerPower) May 21, 2022