Tiger Woods charged into contention for his first major title in 10 years while two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka seized a three-stroke lead at the turn in Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship.
After failing to hit a fairway in regulation on the front nine, the four-time PGA Championship victor needed only 10 putts in an extraordinary display of scrambling.
Then he drilled his tee shot at the 10th right down the middle. He made birdie at the 11th to reach 12 under.
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.
But it is the first time in 14 tournaments this year that Woods has faced more than 18 holes in one day due to a weather delay.
The four-time USPGA victor is four shots off the lead heading into the final round at St Louis, with Brooks Koepka now leading the field. Thomas, known to get angry then move on, recovered quickly with birdies at Nos. "I hit the shot how I wanted to and just came up short". That led Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel to make a comment that is sure to bring a smile to the face of Jayhawks fans while drawing a sigh from Mizzou fans. He struck it pure from 240 yards on the 17th hole and started strutting down the fairway, watching the ball land 20 feet from the pin - one good putt away from an eagle that would have vaulted him into second place.
"Another low round", Woods said. Woods was one of the golfers to not complete his second round. He's been the target of Mizzou hecklers ad nauseam during the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, was the sole leader after the first and second rounds, and carded a triple-bogey on the 10th hole Saturday.
"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". "The greens were getting fuzzy, they're getting slow, and I didn't hit the putts quite hard enough".
"I'm exhausted. I am definitely exhausted", said Woods, who sweated through four shirts in his opening five holes.
Seven of the top 12 players have already won one of the four majors - the Masters, The Open Championship, the US Open and US PGA Championship - while the presence of top-10 players Fowler and Rahm adds to a high-quality leaderboard.
And then Charl Schwartzel made it 16 players with his eight-birdie round of 63. After a par at No. 9, he rattled off three more birdies over his next four holes.
Finau was among five players who accompanied Furyk to France this summer for a scouting trip at Le Golf Nacional, the host course of the September 28-30 Ryder Cup matches.