Koepka leads by two strokes after third round at PGA Championship

Koepka leads by two strokes after third round at PGA Championship

That left Woods five strokes off the pace of United States 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.

They're all chasing big-hitting Gary Woodland, who carded a 66 to reach 10 under and maintain his lead, although Kevin Kisner (64) closed to within a stroke, while Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel each fired joint US PGA record rounds of 63 to reach eight and seven under, respectively. "I kind of said last night I felt like there was a 65 in the way I was playing and just have to do it". He tied for third at that tournament, his best finish at a major since 2009. "So I'm sure that I'll be more than just four back by the end of the day, but there aren't a lot of guys up there in front of me".

"If you're hitting it down in the fairway with the way the greens are designed, you can get the ball to about 15 feet on nearly every hole".

Woods, a 14-time major champion in his comeback season after spinal fusion surgery, and McIlroy grinded to 70s in round one before huge crowds.

"No, I flushed it right into my zone". Spieth won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015 and The Open Championship in 2017.

He had three more birdies on the back nine, finished with a bogey and it added to a 66.

Woods suffered his first setback at the par-4 fifth. "I knew I was playing well and had made a few birdies".


Less likely to make the team is ninth-ranked Bryson DeChambeau, who missed a four-foot putt at his final hole on Saturday to miss the cut by one stroke.

The third round will be played in groups of three, teeing off from hole No. 1 and hole No. 10, about 30 minutes after the second round on Saturday.

Woods, 42, found himself three-over par after the first two holes.

Wallace has progressed from the Alps Tour to the elite levels of the sport inside two years, and spoke positively about the opportunity to play alongside three-time major victor Spieth. He bounced back immediately moments later at the par-3 sixth, hitting a brilliant cut shot to inside of 10 feet to set up his third birdie of the day.

Rory McIlroy could not put the same pressure on the leaders however as a single birdie on the fourteenth only enough to leave him on two-under for the tournament with his second round almost completed.

So coming into the 100th PGA Championship, he wasn't exactly burning up the prognosticators picks to win and, in the process, complete the career Grand Slam.

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