The PGA Championship 2017 is all set for its final day
Kevin Kisner has never even finished in the top 10 of a major – 12th at the 2015 US Open is his best – but he starts the day in the lead, as he did on Friday and Saturday. He is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour but has lost four play-offs for further titles, leaving some fans doubting his ability to close out the tournament.
Hovering nearby with intent are Chris Stroud and Hideki Matsuyama, both with wildly different levels of experience at this level. Matsuyama is the world No 3 and one of the best golfers in the world without a major title while Stroud has only previously made the cut twice.
Express Sport will bring you all the scores and action from Quail Hollow as they happen right through to the early hours when someone will lift the Wanamaker Trophy.
- Kevin Kisner starts day one shot clear in lead
- Top three players all chasing first ever major title on final day
- Full PGA Championship Day 4 tee-times
- Dustin Johnson shoots 67, his best round of a difficult week
- Rory McIlroy also improves with 68 but hints he could take rest of 2017 off
PGA Championship 2017 leaderboard with local tee-times, five hours behind UK time
PGA Championship 2017 LIVE – latest updates from Quail Hollow
9.10pm: Another birdie for Matsuyama at seven and he moves into the co-lead while Kisner, perhaps feeling the pressure is now in the water at the same hole. Drama!
9pm: Matsuyama sinks a putt for a two and moves one back while Kisner gets another par. His two-putting has been so consistent and he is the only player this week not to have three-putted. Remarkable. Slowly hotting up.
8.30pm: Everyone is out. The first hole has done all it needs to (playoffs notwithstanding) and the pressure of playing in the final group is telling on Chris Stroud, who has dropped a shot already.
Kisner now has a two-shot lead merely by virtue of a couple of pars – you wonder if a level-par 71 might be enough for him today? With so many scores under par, you would think not.
Ryan Moore, Jordan L Smith and Matt Kuchar are all going well at -3 and the top guys might expect to do something similar.
But one man who didn't break 70 is Jordan Spieth, who has signed for exactly that and finished at +2, currently good enough for a tie of 28th place.
Jordan Spieth was disappointed not to challenge more
7.30pm: Dustin Johnson has not had the week he would have hoped for but he has shot the round of the day so far with a 67.
McIlroy was only one shot worse on the day but remains unsure about the rest of his year. He's also revealed some excrutiating detail about his injury.
"Right now it’s tough because I can go out and play and shoot decent scores but when I come off the course, I feel this left rhomboid going into spasm and the inside of my left arm goes numb," McIlroy said.
"I don’t know what to do. I’ve got this next week off to assess what I need to do going forward."
6.45pm: DA Points figured briefly earlier in the week and for a moment jumped into the top 10 but he's bogeyed the tricky ninth and slipped back to level par.
Jason Day meanwhile is trying to make up for a horrendous quadruple bogey at the 18th last night. He's got an early birdie to move back under par but will likely wake up tomorrow wondering what might have been, barring something truly remarkable.
6.15pm: Back-to-back birdies for McIlroy at 14 & 15 and he's up to the verge of the top 20. He looks like he's enjoying himself alongside best man Harry Diamond, who is his temporary caddie.
Jason Day saw his PGA Championship challenge fade when he got tangled up in a tree on Saturday night
5.30pm: Dustin Johnson on the charge! He went out in 32 and while he has dropped a shot at the 12th he is still three under for the day. It’s elevated him to a tie for 21st at +1.
One shot ahead of him there’s Poulter, who has followed two opening birdies with another at No 7 to take him to even par. But McIlroy has no similar good news – he’s hit five straight pars and looks to have found the water off the tee at the 14th.
The Northern Irishman has hinted he might take the rest of the season off because of his persistent rib injury and at the moment you can see why. He’s struggling for any sort consistency.
Rory McIlroy made a couple of early birdies but struggled to make much progress up the leaderboard
4.30pm: No-one has quite penetrated the top 15 yet but Ian Poulter is having a darn good go. The snappiest dressed Arsenal fan in America drilled his opening approach shot to five feet and then sank a 20-footer on the second for back-to-back birdies. He's still at +1 so unlikely to figure but he could play his way into the upper finishing spots.
Ryder Cup team-mate Rory McIlroy has also woken up hungry with two front-nine birdies, although he's just let one slip at No 8 so he's back to +3.
3.30pm: The final day is here! For the first time this week we are in groups of two – the players were forced to play in three-balls yesterday to make up for lost time on Friday – so the tension will be cranked up a notch.
The leaders are not out for another couple of hours but in the meantime there are plenty of players further back hoping to slide up the leaderboard a few places and earn a few extra quid.
One of those is world No 1 Dustin Johnson, who ended yesterday four shots over par for the tournament after a 73. He started perfectly with a birdie at the first but he has missed a six-footer for par at the third and is back where he started.