Hard toil for SA quartet who made the cut at PGA Championship

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Charl Schwartzel. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Charl Schwartzel. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The four South African golfers who made the cut at the PGA Championship battled hard on the penultimate day's action at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday.

Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Shaun Norris are all seven-over par in a tied for 60th position, 16 shots behind leader Mito Pereira from Chile.

Veterans Schwartzel and Oosthuizen both shot three-over par 73s in their third rounds, while Norris shot a four-over 74.

Their compatriot Justin Harding shot a five-over par 75 to sit eight-over in a tied for 65th position.

The other seven South Africans who started the year's second major - Branden Grace, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Dean Burmester, Daniel van Tonder, Garrick Higgo, Oliver Bekker and Erik van Rooyen - all missed the cut.

Meanwhile, the third day's play was highlighted by American great Tiger Woods limping to a nine-over par 79 before pulling out.

Woods withdrew from a major for the first time as a professional and only the second time ever following the 1995 US Open.                                                                                                                            

Scores after Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship at par-70 Southern Hills Country Club:

201 - Mito Pereira (CHI) 68-64-69

204 - Will Zalatoris (USA) 66-65-73, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 68-69-67

205 - Cameron Young (USA) 71-67-67

206 - Abraham Ancer (MEX) 67-69-70

207 - Seamus Power (IRL) 71-69-67

208 - Stewart Cink (USA) 69-68-71, Bubba Watson (USA) 72-63-73, Justin Thomas (USA) 67-67-74

209 - Lucas Herbert (AUS) 68-73-68, Webb Simpson (USA) 69-75-65, Chris Kirk (USA) 68-70-71, Gary Woodland (USA) 70-68-71, Max Homa (USA) 70-69-70, Sam Burns (USA) 71-67-71, Davis Riley (USA) 68-68-73

210 - Tom Hoge (USA) 66-74-70, Xander Schauffele (USA) 68-73-69, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 71-70-69, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 65-71-74, Adri Arnaus (ESP) 72-68-70, Ryan Fox (NZL) 70-70-70

211 - Joaquin Niemann (CHI) 68-71-72, Cameron Smith (AUS) 68-70-73, Matt Kuchar (USA) 67-71-73, Kevin Na (USA) 68-71-72, Brendan Steele (USA) 70-72-69

212 - Lucas Glover (USA) 75-69-68, Rickie Fowler (USA) 71-70-71, Cameron Tringale (USA) 72-68-72, Patrick Reed (USA) 69-70-73, Aaron Wise (USA) 69-72-71, Justin Rose (ENG) 71-70-71, Laurie Canter (ENG) 72-70-70, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 70-68-74

213 - Talor Gooch (USA) 69-70-74, Russell Henley (USA) 70-73-70, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 72-67-74, Juan Sebastin Muoz (COL) 74-70-69, Shane Lowry (IRL) 70-72-71, Rikuya Hoshino (JPN) 74-70-69, Lee Kyung-Hoon (KOR) 69-73-71

214 - Brooks Koepka (USA) 75-67-72, Harold Varner III (USA) 71-71-72

215 - Jordan Spieth (USA) 72-69-74, Keegan Bradley (USA) 72-70-73, Troy Merritt (USA) 73-70-72, Denny McCarthy (USA) 73-68-74, Adam Schenk (USA) 71-72-72, Luke List (USA) 74-70-71, Brian Harman (USA) 74-70-71, Tony Finau (USA) 69-72-74, Viktor Hovland (NOR) 70-70-75, Jason Day (AUS) 71-72-72

216 - Marc Leishman (AUS) 72-71-73, Cameron Davis (AUS) 72-72-72, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 72-72-72, Lanto Griffin (USA) 72-69-75, Keith Mitchell (USA) 72-72-72

217 - Kramer Hickok (USA) 71-71-75, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 70-72-75, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 71-73-73, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 73-71-73, Shaun Norris (RSA) 71-72-74

218 - Justin Harding (RSA) 71-72-75, Jon Rahm (ESP) 73-69-76, Kevin Streelman (USA) 71-72-75, Beau Hossler (USA) 69-71-78, Collin Morikawa (USA) 72-72-74

219 - Jason Kokrak (USA) 74-68-77, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 69-73-77, Adam Hadwin (CAN) 73-71-75, Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 71-72-76

221 - Billy Horschel (USA) 75-69-77, Robert MacIntyre (SCO) 70-71-80

222 - Tiger Woods (USA) 74-69-79, Patton Kizzire (USA) 69-75-78, Maverick McNealy (USA) 73-71-78, Sepp Straka (AUT) 71-72-79

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