Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Gary Woodland retains lead at PGA Championship

Gary Woodland retains lead at PGA Championship

There certainly won't be a dry eye in the house if he comes up with his own tribute and claims his second major, following his victory in the Masters in 2012. Woods, who trailed leader Gary Woodland by six entering the third round, made four birdies on the front nine at Bellerive to go out in 31 and get within a few of the lead.

Kisner, who also began off the 10th tee, made a six-foot birdie putt at the seventh to reach 7-under but found a bunker at the par-5 eighth and parred then at nine chipped 23 feet past the hole then two-putted for bogey and a 64.

Tiger Woods, who birdied the second and third holes after an opening par, joined Rory McIlroy and defending champion Justin Thomas in the top afternoon group on a course offering near-record scores.

That will mean a long day for guys like Woods, who could play more than 28 holes Saturday.

"After the Open I wanted to do something different, just change the way I thought I on the golf course and he's been brilliant so far".

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What was particularly encouraging for the 14-time major victor was the fact that some of his best swings came late in the day, including a bullet four iron to the par five 17th that set up a presentable eagle chance. "So it was nice to get some work in with Phil at the Open, and then I've had a couple weeks to work on it".

Gary Woodland (minus-10) is the leader in the clubhouse, but he's got Kevin Kisner (minus-9), Brooks Koepka (minus-8), Rickie Fowler (minus-8) and Dustin Johnson (minus-7) right on his heels.

Koepka is trying to become the first player since Tiger Woods to capture the U.S. Open and PGA in the same year.

Resuming his weather-delayed round on the 12th hole Saturday, the Lehi resident made two more birdies and two bogeys to finish.

England's Wallace produced one of the most memorable moments of the tournament by claiming a "mindblowing" hole in one on the par-three 16th. I felt like I was putting for birdie pretty much every hole.

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Woods, however, lamented two bogeys that were the result of makeable par putts from the 5-foot range.

Asked what Furyk's reaction to all the birdies was, Finau said, "He didn't say anything, but he was just shaking his head". Of course, we've all been there, save the part about playing in a major and actually being good enough to warrant being ticked off at missing a fairway. "I've been so in the zone you don't know where you are or where you're at".

Casey only has one more event before the end of the European qualifying race - the Northern Trust Open later this month and faces an anxious wait to see if Thorbjorn Olesen and Ian Poulter overtake him, with less than six points separating the trio on the World Points list.

Spieth still has hope in his second try at a career Grand Slam.

- Frustrated by the conditions, Jordan Spieth gives his approval for the tournament's schedule change from 2019.

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