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Mito Pereira leading after Round 3 at 2022 PGA Championship

Mito Pereira holds a three-shot lead and is 18 holes from winning the PGA Championship for his first professional win in the United States

Mito Pereira hits his tee shot on the 7th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Mito Pereira has never won a PGA Tour event. The 27-year-old is ranked No. 100 in the world. Prior to this week, he had played in only one PGA major tournament — the 2019 U.S. Open — and missed the cut.

But with 18 holes to go in the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the Chilean is atop the leaderboard. He owns a three-shot lead after carding a 1-under 69 on Saturday. He’s at 9-under for the tournament, three shots up on American Will Zalatoris and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, both of whom have also never experienced a PGA Tour victory.

Pereira, a Texas Tech alum who had +13000 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the PGA Championship entering the week, really broke out by shooting a 6-under 64 on Friday, tying the lowest score of any round in his PGA Tour career. His odds to win stand at +140 as of Saturday night, according to DK Sportsbook. He is listed at -600 to finish in the top five (something he has done only twice on the Tour) and -3000 to finish in inside the top 10.

Hopefully you took the advice of Alex Turner, who identified Pereira as a great DFS value play prior to the start of the major.