Moving Day at the 2022 PGA Championship was similar to switching lanes in the event of a traffic stop. A lot of action happened, a lot of risks were taken, and there was that car that managed to get around the shoulder and overtake almost everyone else. While 36-hole leader Mito Pereira held his own in the last set and eventually signed a 1-under 69 to maintain his spot at the top of the leaderboard, Matt Fitzpatrick was the car to jump on the shoulder.
The England player has been fantastic this season, and despite remaining without a professional win in the United States, the 27-year-old should love his chances of lifting the Wanamaker Cup on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick isn’t alone in looking for his first PGA Tour win as Pereira, Will Xalatores and Cameron Young – the top four men on the leaderboard – will be seeking their first PGA Tour win in the tournament’s second major tournament. season.
With so much unknown information at the top of the leaderboard, there’s a chance someone could come from behind and steal Wanamaker from right below that group. Abraham Unser and Justin Thomas fit this mold perfectly because they are both proven winners in this tournament, specifically.
While it may seem difficult to beat Pereira’s three-stroke lead, things tend to move quickly in the final round of a major tournament. In other words, anything is possible on Sunday.
CBS Sports will soon return with details of the top of the PGA Championship leaderboard.
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