Japan's Hideki Matsuyama shot a 2-over-par 73 on Saturday and gave up his share of the overnight lead after the third round of the PGA Championship, but remains in contention toward claiming his first major golf title one shot off the pace.

Matsuyama, who started the day with a two shot lead, struggled with three bogeys against a single birdie for a 54-hole total of 6-under 207 at Quail Hollow Club, sitting in a tie for second place with American Chris Stroud.

Kevin Kisner of the United States remains atop the leaderboard at 7-under in the final major tournament of the season, while compatriot Justin Thomas and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa sit in fourth, two shots behind the leader.

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"I'm not satisfied at all with my performance and I'm disappointed, but at the same time I'm excited about being one shot off the lead," said Matsuyama, who won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational last week.

"I think I have a good chance (in the final round) but I'm sure there will also be tough situations like in the third round. I want to make the most of every shot," he said.

Japan's Satoshi Kodaira is in a tie for 18th with a three-day total of 1-over 214 after shooting a 67, the best score of the third round, and Hideto Tanihara stands in a share of 64th at 7 over.