What Tiger Woods said after third-round 66 at PGA Championship

Brunilde Fioravanti
Августа 12, 2018

Woods was facing his third shot to the par-five eighth hole at Bellerive Country Club when an approaching thunderstorm forced play to be suspended on Friday afternoon.

Brooks Koepka opened up a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the PGA Championship, as Tiger Woods stayed in contention at Bellerive.

"A kid legit just passed out right before Tiger teed off on No. 12", Kyle Porter tweeted.

Woods' front nine charge - 4-under - came to a screeching halt on the back.

The 28-year-old is 18 holes away from winning three of the last seven majors, not bad considering he missed one of those Grand Slam stops earlier this year when he was rehabbing a wrist injury during the Masters.

His nearest challenger is former Masters victor Adam Scott of Australia, who carded a fine five-under 65 for 10-under 200, two shots back.

Koepka ran off three straight birdies after he made the turn and came to the par-5 ninth at 7 under for the round.

Koepka rallied with a birdie at the 17th for a two shot lead over Australian Adam Scott, who shot a fine 65, with Spanish slugger Jon Rahm (66) three off the pace alongside another big hitter in American Gary Woodland and majors almost man Rickie Fowler.

Woodland's 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol. Any player who made the cut but doesn't submit a 72-hole score will also get $3,100.

Tiger Woods had three birdies through seven holes as he tried to get in range.

Koepka, who in June became the first man to win back-to-back US Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988-89, could become only the fourth player to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year, following fellow Americans Gene Sarazen in 1922, Ben Hogan in 1948 and Jack Nicklaus in 1980.

"I played really well", Koepka said.

"I thought, it's probably Tiger's last time coming to St. Louis, so I might as well go all out", Brown said.

Wallace moved up the leaderboard thanks to a hole in one on the par-three 16th, describing it as the "best shot of my life".

Put another way, he's poised to prove that he's arguably the best major championship player at the moment.

Thomas shot 34 on his front nine. "It takes a lot out of you". Woods then birdied the par-5 6th, which played as the hardest hole on the course for the field.

"I feel like we're in a good spot", Fowler said. "It's soft, it's gettable, and you can't just go out there and make a bunch of pars".

He signed for a bitterly disappointing 71 to be tied 44th, and his chances of getting back on the major trail haven't survived until the final round on a course tailor-made for his game.

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