Jordan Spieth loses his cool at PGA Championship
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Aug 13, 2018,
Aug 13, 2018, 4:18
Could Sunday in the PGA Championship be the day Tiger Woods breaks through with his first victory in a major since 2008? With 164 yards left on No. 15, Tiger stuck his approach shot to within a foot for another tap-in birdie.
He made 152 feet, 5 inches of putts Thursday, 72 feet, 5 inches Friday, and 49 feet Saturday.
With two birdies over his first three holes, and seemingly the entire leaderboard moving backward, Tiger was in contention early.
Then he drilled his tee shot at the 10th right down the middle. 'The bottom line is that I had the best result of my career in all four majors, so I've got to be happy with that, ' said the 27 year old Englishman.
"I left pretty much every single putt short on the back nine", Woods added.
Woodland said he "tried to get a little too cute" with it and blasted it into the bunker behind the green, and "unfortunately did the same thing again", and blasted it back into the original trap, which had not been raked after Kisner hit out of it. At 10 under, he remained two back of Koepka, who birdied the seventh. After wasting one chance to put it away, Koepka kept attacking flags and ran in birdie putts of 10 feet on No. 15 and 7 feet on No. 16 to end the drama.
Woodland's 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol.
"The fans here were unbelievable all week, and it was fun to play in front of".
After a par at the 10th, Woods had this putt for birdie at the 11th. and, incredibly, it did not fall. He settled for his second consecutive 4-under-par 66 to finish at 202, 8 under par. That got Woods to 12 under par, however, he remained two back of an unflinching Koepka.
Armed with a two-shot lead overnight, Koepka made a confident start when he holed from eight feet for birdie at the first, but he opened the door for the chasing pack when errant drives at the fourth and fifth led to bogeys and trimmed his advantage to one. Walk. It. In. Tiger! Justin Rose (-4) leads the English challenge, with Matt Wallace and Ian Poulter just a shot back.
Even his first par was an adventure - Finau had to make a 12-footer.
Even with back-to-back bogeys on the back nine, Koepka had a 4-under 66 for a two-shot lead over Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who has been struggling through his worst season in almost two decades.
But beating Woods after he shoots a 64 in the final round of a major is something someone like Woods can appreciate.