Golf-Niemann could supplant McIlroy as youngest PGA Champion


  • Golf
  • Sunday, 23 May 2021

May 21, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Joaquin Niemann plays his shot on the twelfth fairway during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Reuters) - Chilean Joaquin Niemann has an outside chance on Sunday of supplanting Rory McIlroy as the youngest winner of the PGA Championship, five strokes from the lead heading into the final round.

After a poor start to the third round, Niemann was very much an afterthought for most of Saturday as veteran Phil Mickelson seemed to have a stranglehold on the championship at Kiawah Island.

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