Kisner confident atop the PGA leaderboard

Phil Mickelson of the United States plays his shot from the 12th tee during the second round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club

Kisner confident atop the PGA leaderboard

"Well, it's a dream to win a major".

Former US PGA champion Jason Day carded a quadruple bogey eight on the 18th to fall from four under to level par, eight off the lead.

"I was out of it, but I gathered a little something off that Sunday round that led to two wins in two tournaments after that including a major", he said.

"I haven't hit it this well this whole summer - a lot of average finishes", Kisner said. Those trios will take to Quail Hollow at 10:00 a.m. ET and then the fourth major golf tournament should be in good shape. Lahiri, who had a shaky start, struck two birdies in the last three holes after being three-over after eight holes.

Day stumbled early with a bogey at the par-4 third, but bounced back at the par-5 seventh, leaving his second shot inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle. "Disappointing would have been going home after two days", he said.

"I'm just excited about the opportunity". It's a major and like I said it's a tough venue. "I haven't hit it this well this whole summer".

Everyone on the hard course had concerns Saturday, some less than others.

Justin Rose missed the cut by one shot, whilst the likes of Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and last year's victor Jimmy Walker will all be taking the weekend off.

After torching Firestone Country Club en route to a five-shot win last week and bending Quail Hollow to his will on Friday, Matsuyama entered the weekend as the betting favorite and was the "man to beat" according to Jordan Spieth.

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Jason Day shot a 66 to move into third place at 6 under.

Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8-under 134.

"I was just trying to get it in the bunker, and luckily I hit it with enough speed, and it got up and out of there".

He's one ahead of Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen and Chris Stroud.

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It soured a brief comeback during which Day bagged three consecutive birdies from the par-four 14th which kept him in the hunt despite dropping four shots through 13 holes.

Spieth didn't make a putt longer than five feet - that was for par on his second hole.

A hat-trick of birdies from the 14th briefly raised the prospect of Spieth getting back into contention, but the world number two found the water with his approach to the 18th to run up a double-bogey six. He said at the time he had shot the stunning score despite being uncomfortable with his swing, words he repeated pre-tournament here.

Kisner has now held at least a share of the lead after all three rounds this week. McIlroy won again at Quail Hollow with a 61 that sent him to a seven-shot victory.

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