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PGA Championship LIVE – All the action from Valhalla

The final round of the PGA Championship promises to be as exciting as ever, so follow NCG’s live blog of the action at Valhalla Golf Club…


Take your pick. There are several players at the top of the PGA Championship leaderboard who would please fans no end if they lifted the Wanamaker trophy.

Xander Schauffele is a regular PGA Tour winner and an Olympic gold medalist, yet he must find the major validation he has been so close to before. His fellow American Collin Morikawa could win a third major title which will have him approaching the hall of the greats.

And what of the European challenge? Shane Lowry was on the edge of history as his putt for a 61 at Valhalla on Saturday crept by. Nonetheless, a record-equalling low score at major championships, 62, was enough to throw himself into the melting pot.

Viktor Hovland has not been himself in 2024, making just one top 20 in seven PGA Tour events. But now reunited with former coach Joe Mayo, his game has clicked at the perfect time and he could right the wrongs of the 2023 PGA Championship where he came second to Brooks Koepka.

Ryder Cup heroes Justin Rose and Bob MacIntyre are only three shots behind Schauffele and Morikawa with 18 holes left. Scotland could be on the precipice of its biggest party if their most loved golfer wins a major championship.

And who can forget Bryson DeChambeau. With an eagle on the 54th hole on Saturday, the former US Open champion and LIV Golf rebel propelled himself to within two shots of the leading pair.

Below is the leaderboard at the start of the final round, which promises to be such an exciting day of golf. We will have every update here where you won’t miss a beat.

Before getting stuck into NCG’s PGA Championship live blog, read what happened in the third round here.

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PGA Championship LIVE blog: Final round from Valhalla

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Xander Schauffele is the PGA Champion!

By Matt Chivers

Xander Schauffele has finally got over the line at a major championship. He has won the PGA Championship of 2024!

He was left with an up-and-down for birdie to finish above Bryson DeChambeau and he has done it. 21-under-par. He has overcome the immense pressure of a major Sunday to win his first major title in wire-to-wire style!

It is the best score to par in major championship history and he has become the first player to shoot a 62 in a major and go on to win that week.

Here’s the final act…

Drama on the 72nd hole

By Matt Chivers

Xander Schauffele’s drive on the 72nd hole, a par 5, ends with his feet in a bunker and an iron in his hand.

He hits a low draw at the left edge of the green and he is left with what would usually be a routine up-and-down for a birdie, and the PGA Championship…

A par will mean a playoff with DeChambeau.

DeChambeau will not give in!

By Matt Chivers

He doesn’t give up!

The spirited Bryson DeChambeau hit his drive into the fairway bunker on the 18th, and he hit a low one out by the green into the semi-rough after that.

He pitched to a makeable range, and makeable it was! DeChambeau fist-pumped his ball into the hole and reached 20-under par.

Schauffele was now in the fairway bunker on the 17th hole also on 20-under…

An eagle for Bob!

By Matt Chivers

It wasn’t his day, but Bob MacIntyre will have taken so much from the 2024 PGA Championship.

On the 72nd hole, he nearly holed his approach to the green for albatross, so had to settle for a measly eagle. He’ll be better for it and he’ll be back in 2025!

MacIntyre finishes on 13-under-par.

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Bryson won’t give in!

By Matt Chivers

Bryson DeChambeau is playing out of his skin at Valhalla as he rolls in another birdie on the 16th hole to reach 19-under-par.

He is one shot behind Xander Schauffele, but he only has two holes left whereas Schauffele has more chances to increase the gap.

Hovland is on 19-under too, with two holes left

-20 X Schauffele (13)

-19 B DeChambeau (16), V Hovland (16)

-16 J Rose (17)

-15 T Detry (F), S Lowry (14), C Morikawa (14)

We had a new leader for about one minute!

By Matt Chivers

Viktor Hovland had the outright lead at the PGA.

The Norwegian rolled in his sixth birdie in 13 holes to take the lead on 19-under, a remarkable turnaround from a player devoid of confidence in the weeks leading up to this event.

His playing partner DeChambeau also made a birdie on the 13th hole to reach 18-under, but literally seconds later, Schauffele bounced back to make a birdie on the 11th hole to level Hovland!

What a finish we have in order…

Schauffele cracks for the first time

By Matt Chivers

Oh dear. Of all the holes Schauffele could’ve shown his first sign of weakness, you wouldn’t have thought it would be the par-5 10th hole.

After his pitch ran through the green, his fourth shot left him with a knee-knocking six-footer for par which he then missed.

Moments before this, Hovland birdied the 12th hole and now, Hovland and Schauffele were tied at the top on 18-under-par

-18 V Hovland (12), X Schauffele (10)

-17 B DeChambeau (12)

-16 J Rose (13)

-15 C Morikawa (10)

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A fantastic finish for the unflappable Scheffler

By Matt Chivers

Scottie Scheffler carded a six-under 65 on Sunday to creep into the top 10 (for now). His third round of 73 cost him the chance to challenge the top of the leaderboard, but his excellence still didn’t wane.

Here he is speaking after his round after a roller-coaster week…

Leaderboard heading into the back nine

By Matt Chivers

Here is the leaderboard as the final group enters the back nine of the 2024 PGA Championship

-19 X Schauffele

-17 B DeChambeau, V Hovland

-15 C Morikawa, J Rose

-14 S Lowry, L Hodges

-13 B Horschel (F), S Theegala, T Detry

Bryson and Viktor continue to attack, Xander holds firm

By Matt Chivers

Xander Schauffele looks more solid with each hole, but Bryson DeChambeau and Viktor Hovland are nipping at his heels.

Both made a birdie on the par-5 10th hole to move to 17-under-par, one shot behind Xander Schauffele who was tenaciously holding them off.

Schauffele arrived at the 9th hole with another nice look at birdie and he poured another one in,

He restored his two-shot advantage…

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 11: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Schauffele takes a two-shot lead

By Matt Chivers

After a cute bunker shot on the 7th hole, Schauffele rattles in a birdie putt to reach 18-under-par to take a two-shot lead from DeChambeau and Hovland.

On the same green. Morikawa can only make a par and the two-time major champion is now two shots behind. Shane Lowry has also just made a very untimely bogey on the 8th hole.

This is looking very ominous…

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Xander shows steel and Hovland moves closer

By Matt Chivers

After hitting a weak putt in a similar position to where DeChambeau holed his birdie right of the 6th green, Schauffele calmly rolled in his par putt to stay at the top of the leaderboard on 17-under-par.

Meanwhile, Viktor Hovland birdies the 7th hole to reach 16-under-par and add to the compelling story of this Sunday afternoon in Louisville.

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Bryson from below hole!

By Matt Chivers

That’s right, Beemer. A ball game we have indeed!

Bryson DeChambeau pushed his approach to the 6th green to the right and faced a tricky putt up to the hole.

Tricky? Watch this, said the Crushers Captain. DeChambeau rolled in the birdie and celebrated by running around his golf bag.

He reaches 16-under-par and one behind Schauffele. Meanwhile, in the same group, Viktor Hovland pours in a birdie putt to reach 15-under.

Schauffele pitches close for a two-shot lead

By Matt Chivers

Those who believed Xander Schauffele couldn’t win a major might be looking away now.

After finding a tough spot, albeit one close to the green of the short par-4 4th hole, the American pitches up close to birdie range.

He moves on to 17-under-par, two shots ahead of Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau and Shane Lowry.

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Shane Lowry (almost) makes eagle!

By Matt Chivers

Well, that would’ve been quite something.

Shane Lowry displays his soft Irish hands to rattle the pin with a chip on the short par-4 4th hole to leave a kick-in birdie.

He makes it to 15-under-par and this happened shortly after Xander Schauffele missed a very makeable birdie on the par 3rd hole. He is still the solo leader on 16-under.

Was that a crucial few moments on this hot Sunday in Louisville?

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Justin Rose keeping in touch

By Matt Chivers

A nice birdie from Justin Rose on the par-4 4th hole takes the Englishman to 13-under-par and in touch of Xander Schauffele on 16-under-par.

There is plenty of golf to be played, as Schauffele and Collin Morikawa negotiate the 2nd hole with pars.

Shane Lowry also boxes a nice putt on the par-3 3rd hole after an arrowed approach. He now reaches 14-under and the pot begins to boil…

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Xander takes the solo lead after a bomb on hole 1

By Matt Chivers

Bryson DeChambeau made light work of the 2nd hole with a birdie to get within one shot of the leading trio, but Xander Schauffele extended his arm towards the trophy soon after.

The American holes a lengthy birdie putt on the 1st hole, and he reached 16-under-par with the solo lead.

Is this finally his time?

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What a start from Sahith!

By Matt Chivers

Here we go then! The first blow has been landed by Sahith Theegala!

The World No.12 boxes a super putt on the 1st green for his first birdie of the day and he has tied the leading mark of Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa on 15-under-par!

They have a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau, Shane Lowry and Viktor Hovland.

Meanwhile, Lowry misses a golden chance from close range on hole 1 to reach 14-under-par…

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Talk of the devil!

By Matt Chivers

Justin Thomas moves a step closer to the leaders by splashing out of the sand and seeing his ball drop in the cup for a birdie on the par-3 3rd hole!

He is only four shots behind Xander Schauffele and Colin Morikawa now on 11-under-par, but he will need more magic to make inroads into their lead…

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Could the PGA Championship head to a playoff?

By Matt Chivers

It certainly could.

Two years ago, Justin Thomas won the Wanamaker trophy via a playoff. Keegan Bradley did the same in 2011, and so did Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh in years previous.

But what happens when there is a playoff? What is the format?


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Scottie Scheffler tees off on Sunday

By Matt Chivers

Scottie Scheffler has teed off in the final round of the PGA Championship.

What an extraordinary week the World No.1 has been through. After carding a 66 and being arrested on the same day on Friday, he faltered to a 72 on Saturday.

It might not be his week in Valhalla, but the 27-year-old has gained a lot of fans along the way.

Below are links to everything that occurred over the last four days:

Scottie Scheffler handcuffed and detained by police in Valhalla

‘Shaking, shock and fear’: Scottie describes his surreal morning with the police

The Scottie Scheffler mugshot seen around the world

Scottie Scheffler statement: What the World No. 1 said after his arrest

The Scottie Scheffler arrest video must be seen to be believed

‘Heartbreaking’: Tributes to worker killed in tragic PGA Championship accident

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 17: Scottie Scheffler of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference during the second round of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 17, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Can anyone stage a huge comeback in the final round of the PGA Championship?

By Matt Chivers

History shows you don’t need to be the 54-hole leader at a major championship to take the trophy. Far from it.

It helps, sure, but there have been some seismic comebacks in the majors down the years. At this very tournament, Justin Thomas overturned a seven-shot deficit to win the Wanamaker trophy, eventually beating Will Zalatoris in a playoff.

So what are the biggest comeback wins in the final round of a major championship? TAKE A LOOK HERE

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Could we see eagles in abundance on the 13th at Valhalla?

By Matt Chivers

The 13th hole is one of the marquee holes at Valhalla Golf Club. The picturesque par 4 leads down to an isolated island green surrounded by water and rocks.

A good drive leaves a simple-ish approach to the putting surface, but what if there was no need for the fairway? On Sunday, it seems this hole is driveable as shown by Alejandro Tosti…

Where will the PGA Championship be held in 2025?

By Matt Chivers

Valhalla has hosted its fourth PGA Championship this week, producing winners three past winners Mark Brooks, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

But where will the event be held in 2025, and beyond that?

We have every confirmed future PGA Championship venue RIGHT HERE FOR YOU

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What Xander had to say after the third round

By Matt Chivers

Xander Schauffele is on the brink of winning his first major title.

He’s finished in the top 10 of every major championship on multiple occasions, as well as many top two’s and three’s along the way.

The American had this to say on Saturday evening…


And these are the clubs he used to challenge yet again at the top of another leaderboard.

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Here are the tee times for the final round of the PGA Championship

By Matt Chivers

Xander Schauffele will be the last two players to play the 1st hole of the 2024 PGA Championships on Sunday. This will happen at 7.35 pm in the UK.

Before that, Sahith Theegala and Shane Lowry, Viktor Hovland and Bryson DeChambeau, and Justin Rose and Bob MacIntyre will have teed off in 20-minute intervals before them.

Make sure you know the order of the day at Valhalla Golf Club…

6:35 pm: Justin Thomas (-10), Tony Finau (-10)

6:55 pm: Dean Burmester (-11), Lee Hodges (-10)

7:05 pm: Justin Rose (-12), Robert MacIntyre (-12)

7:15 pm: Bryson DeChambeau (-13), Viktor Hovland (-13)

7:25 pm: Sahith Theegala (-14), Shane Lowry (-13)

7:35 pm: Xander Schauffele (-15), Collin Morikawa (-15)

The rest ARE HERE!

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LOUISVILLE, KY – AUGUST 09: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 9, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The record books have been stacked this week

By Matt Chivers

Before the 2023 US Open, only Branden Grace had shot a 62 in a men’s major.

Then at LACC last June, Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler joined the club and now at the 2024 PGA Championship, Schauffele bought another ticket to the party, and so has Shane Lowry.

But who else has gone deep in golf’s biggest events, both in the men’s and women’s spheres? Take a look right here at the lowest rounds in major history.

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Shane Lowry was on the edge of history at Valhalla

By Matt Chivers

With history in sight, Shane Lowry landed another superb approach shot on the 18th green at Valhalla.

If he holed this 11-footer, the Irishman would become the first player to shoot 61 in a men’s major. His face was full of anguish and regret when his ball rolled by the hole.

His 62 levelled the heroics of Xander Schauffele from Thursday and took him to two shots of the American and Collin Morikawa on 13-under-par.

Read more here!

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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