PGA Championship: day three by the numbers

Adam Scott fell nine shots behind PGA Championship leader Brooks Koepka, whose seven-shot cushion is the largest 54-hole lead in the event's history.

adam scott of australia walks the ninth hole during the second round of the 2018 masters tournament at augusta national golf club in augusta georgia
ADAM SCOTT of Australia walks the ninth hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

THE LEADERS - Brooks Koepka (70) at 12-under; Dustin Johnson (69), Luke List (69), Jazz Janewattananond (67) and Harold Varner (67) at five under.

THE AUSSIES - Adam Scott (72) at three under; Jason Day (69) at two over; Cameron Smith (74) and Lucas Herbert (73) at seven over.

BEST ROUND - 67 - American Varner and Thailand's Janewattananond.

TALKING POINT: Koepka's seven-shot lead is the largest 54-hole advantage in US PGA Championship history, while no player has ever lost a lead that large at the majors.

QUOTE OF THE DAY - "I don't know if the tournament is less fun because I'm (nine) shots back, but it's very melancholic. No one likes to play for second, but that's what he's doing to us." - American Xander Schauffele