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The Latest: No Bull: Stroud watches movie before final round

The Latest: No Bull: Stroud watches movie before final roundCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Latest on final round of the PGA Championship (all times local):
2:15 p.m.

Hit fairway, win salad?
Chris Stroud says he prepared for the final round of the PGA Championship by watching one of his favorite movies, “Bull Durham,” about a baseball team whose stadium had a wooden bull that snorted and a the sign that read, “Hit bull, win steak.”
Stroud, the last player to qualify, was in the final pairing Sunday with leader Kevin Kisner and began the round one stroke back.
Stroud said before his round that he watched “Bull Durham” on Sunday morning. A day earlier, he paraphrased a line from the movie when describing how he didn’t want to tinker with a hot streak.
The Durham Bulls, the real minor-league team portrayed in the movie, noticed and tweeted one of the cliche-packed lines delivered by Tim Robbins’ character, “Nuke” LaLoosh, “I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.”
No word on whether Stroud also would try to breathe through his eyelids, as LaLoosh was instructed.
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1:45 p.m.
Jason Day has made up one of the strokes he gave away during his confounding quadruple bogey.
Day began his final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday with a birdie on the par-4 first hole. He holed out a 45-foot escape from a greenside bunker.
The birdie moved him to 1 under for the tournament, six strokes behind leader Kevin Kisner.
The world’s former No. 1 player ended his round Saturday with an eight on the par-4 18th after a risky hook shot from behind a tree wound up in a flower bed.
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1:15 p.m.
It’s becoming clear that No. 15 at Quail Hollow is going to be a pivotal swing hole coming down the stretch in the final round of the PGA Championship.
Players are destroying the par 5 so far today.
Of the 23 players who have played the hole, there have been two eagles, 15 birdies, five pars and only one bogey. The scoring average is 4.21.
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12:40 p.m.
Kevin Kisner sets out to try to claim his first major at the PGA Championship on a Quail Hollow course that appears to be set up for scoring.
Kisner had a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud, two players coming off victories last week. Matsuyama shot a 61 in the final round at Firestone for his second World Golf Championship title. Stroud won the Barracuda Championship for his first PGA Tour victory in 290 tries.
In early action Sunday, K.T. Kim has recorded two eagles. Dustin Johnson, whose year most likely will end without a major, was already 4 under through 11 holes. Jordan Spieth, who will have to wait until next year to try to complete the career Grand Slam, opened with six consecutive pars.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Latest on final round of the PGA Championship (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Jason Day has made up one of the strokes he gave away during his confounding quadruple bogey.

Day began his final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday with a birdie on the par-4 first hole. He holed out a 45-foot escape from a greenside bunker.

The birdie moved him to 1 under for the tournament, six strokes behind leader Kevin Kisner.

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