Morikawa and Schauffele end third day of US PGA at top as Lowry equals record

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  • Californian Schauffele looking for his first major
  • Shane Lowry races up leaderboard with a 62

It was only going to take something special to switch discussion around this US PGA Championship away from Scottie Scheffler and his brush with Louisville law enforcement. The world No 1 unravelled on day three here, which was entirely understandable given the strain associated with four charges, including one for assaulting a police officer.

Shane Lowry took it upon himself to create a fresh and uplifting storyline. The Irishman stood on Valhalla’s 18th green over a putt of 11ft 6in which could have created history. If he found the bottom of the cup with his birdie attempt, he would have posted the first 61 in major history.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Valhalla
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