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Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA Championship

12 August 2018

Brooks Koepka lines up a putt on the 15th green during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel both tied the PGA record with a round of 63.

Woods was 3 under through seven holes before a thunderstorm came in and forced golfers off the course.

Tiger Woods shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to move himself toward the top of the leaderboard at the PGA Championship.

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

He hit 8 of 9 greens on the back nine. He won't be there in the final round, but he is within striking distance at a second-consecutive major after finishing T-6 at the British Open three weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Englishman Matt Wallace (2-under) hit a hole-in-one on the 16th, calling it, "the best shot of my life".

Meanwhile, Koepka will take a two-shot lead over Australian Adam Scott into the final round on Monday after shooting a four-under 66 that left him at 12-under for the tournament.

That left Woods five strokes off the pace of USA compatriot Koepka, who birdied five of his first nine holes to make the turn on 13-under par, three shots ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland with Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, and American Kevin Kisner another stroke adrift.

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I think we'll see some putts go in". "For me, I'm very happy with where I'm at". "It kept me in the golf tournament", Woods said. After a three-putt on 14 he was back to even on the day. "So it's tough to trust on the golf course".

To say Brady Brown of Robinson, Illinois came prepared with his attire for this PGA Championship would be an understatement.

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.

He parred every hole on the back nine and his 66 matched his lowest round in a major this year, but he was a little disappointed, not least with a three-putt at the par-five 17th.

To give an indication of the company Koepka could be keeping, only four other players have ever won the US Open and PGA in the same season - and their surnames were Sarazen, Hogan, Nicklaus and Woods.

And it was only good for a one-shot lead over Kevin Kisner.

With a heat index north of triple digits and the kind of humidity that makes the championship's relocation to the more comfortable confines of May starting next year a welcome reprieve, the strongest have risen to the top. "I feel like yesterday I played really well too and sometimes you just don't really score very well. but today I drove it beautifully".

"I could've been a little bit closer, (but) I've got a shot going into tomorrow".

"I thought, it's probably Tiger's last time coming to St. Louis, so I might as well go all out", Brown said. Watching Finau make all those birdies, Furyk "didn't say anything, but he was just shaking his head", Finau said. "It's soft, it's gettable, and you can't just go out there and make a bunch of pars".

Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA Championship