Tiger Woods in contention in final round

Golf Channel host praises Gary Woodland, throws shade at Mizzou during PGA Championship | The Kansas City Star

Tiger didn't get what he needed at all.

Jason Day has three birdies and two bogeys through eight holes of his second round and is well placed to climb from his four under total when the second round resumes on day three.

Of course, the story of the tournament for Woods has been his play on the front nine over the first three days.

"It's been 16 pars in a row from yesterday to today, so hopefully I can break that run in the morning", McIlroy said.

"I left pretty much every single putt short on the back nine", Woods added.

Koepka was responsible for that.

Koepka opened birdie-birdie to grab the lead after Woodland made bogey at the second but Woodland birdied the third hole to pull level on 10-under. "This is the first real "Tiger effect" I guess you could say". He tapped in for par on the final hole to set the PGA Championship scoring record at 264.

But Koepka faltered late in the day and went to dinner and bed at 12 under par with just a two-stroke advantage and the knowledge that a host of proven champions are close behind him, all keen to take advantage should he slip further.

Woods will have some more big-time golf to come later this summer and fall, but he's going to have to wait until next spring at Augusta, Ga.to go for major No. 15.

And yes, that includes Tiger Woods, too.

Koepka and Scott tee off at 2:55 PM in Bellerive.

On Sunday at Bellerive Country Club, we finally got that vintage push to the finish from Tiger.

Thomas Bjorn might have seen it coming.

At the British Open, he shot 34 over the front nine in the final round to briefly get into the lead.

Woods was relentless, pumping fists, raising the putter in his left hand, making birdies and charging toward a finish that caused pure pandemonium among one of the largest and noisiest crowds at a major.

"I'm looking forward to playing on the weekend and competing in a major".

Even his first par was an adventure - Finau had to make a 12-footer. He did well to advance it, but had to save par from a bunker.

"I'm exhausted. I am definitely exhausted", Woods said. He just found a way to bury his friend, playing partner and the world's top player, Johnson, and in doing so won the same tournament at 1 over that he won at 16 under the year before.

More than anything, this is just a guy flailing when he knows he can do better.

Now he gets another shot, and it most likely will take another round like Saturday.

However, his efforts were still not enough as Koepka became the first man since Woods in 2000 to win the US Open and US PGA in the same season.

Koepka joked about working out in a public gym this week with Dustin Johnson and not being recognised.

Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth, needing only the PGA to complete a career Grand Slam, opened birdie-birdie but took a double bogey at the par-3 sixth then followed that with three consecutive birdies. He shot 68 and tied for sixth.

Woods was all over the place on the front nine Sunday, and yet he somehow charged toward the lead.

"I can think of plenty of people along the way telling me I'll be nothing", he had said the other day, "working at McDonald's, doing things like that".

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