Bryson DeChambeau was spotted practicing late into the night at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday in a determined effort to secure victory at this week's PGA Championship.

The LIV Golf star is competing in Kentucky with hopes of securing his second major title. He has positioned himself well for Sunday's final round, currently sitting at 13-under-par. The American remained a strong contender following Saturday's third round.

The Crushers GC captain scored a four-under-par 67, highlighted by an impressive eagle at the last hole, placing him just behind the leaders. He has demonstrated why he is a major champion, maintaining a competitive position throughout the first three rounds.

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After 36 holes, the American found himself tied for fourth place on the leaderboard, after an explosive performance featuring seven birdies during his second round to score a six-under 65. Following his impressive display, DeChambeau showed no signs of slowing down, heading straight to the practice range.

The former U. S. Open champion was the last player left in the practice area, continuing to hit balls in the dark to ensure he was prepared for day three. During his post-round interview, DeChambeau revealed that there were two aspects of his game he wanted to refine on the range to keep him in contention over the weekend.

"I drove it pretty well. I kept it away from trouble," he said on Saturday. "Then the irons were - nothing was just perfect on point. I didn't feel like I had full control. That warrants me going and practicing with my irons and driver. There's a couple putts that fell and there was a couple that didn't that could have fell.

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"So it's kind of like - it was a really solid round. I'm not going to complain about it. If I do two more of those, I'll have a really solid chance."

DeChambeau famously shot an incredible round of 58 on his way to winning his first LIV Golf title at Greenbrier last season. And the Crushers star is hoping he can replicate the same ball-striking he demonstrated at The Old White last August.

He added: "[I] felt like I putted really well [on Friday]. Ball-striking still isn't where I need it to be. If I could just get some feelings of when I shot 58 back, that comfort level, I'll be dangerous out here. Until then, I'm just going to keep grinding.

"Going to go work a little bit on the game. Hopefully they've got some lights, and have some fun the next few days."

He certainly seemed to enjoy himself on Saturday, finishing the day at 13-under for the week and firmly in contention to chase down a second major title in four years.

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