US PGA Championship - Story of day three

US PGA Championship - Story of day three

If not for Woodland's triple on 10, they would be co-leaders, which would have really confused those fans who routinely mistake them for each other.

And the degree of time needed to prepare for a long day of golf at the PGA Championship is undoubtedly tied to the myriad maladies associated with the player.

Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters victor, didn't threaten the lead with his run at 62 but sank a seven-foot birdie putt at the par-3 16th to reach 7-under. "I've been so in the zone you don't know where you are or where you're at". "It was a long day".

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., was a part of the late wave that had its round suspended by the weather.

Woods finished his round with 10 straight pars, including a sloppy three-putt on the par-5 17th hole.

Woodland would rather be leading, but in some ways it might be less pressure coming from behind. After netting five birdies on the front nine, he'd shot even par since, and to knock his score down to 10 under for the tournament would have done wonders. This one missed, and only later did Koepka realize it was for 62. Joining Koepka in Sunday's final pairing, at 1:55 p.m. local time, the Aussie is 10 years older than Koepka and is still similarly the physical specimen.

"My caddie said something walking off on 18". "I didn't even think of it. You never know what can happen on the weekend".

At the 10th, Woods found the right rough and pitched to eight feet then made a tension-packed putt to rescue par, a right fist-pump showing his joy at avoiding a third consecutive bogey on the hole.

No one from the afternoon draw completed more than 12 holes.

He's played 66 rounds of the championship and has played 30 of those rounds under par, a dozen at level par and two dozen over par.

"In the practice rounds, I thought you've got a good chance of shooting a low score", said Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion. "But the nice thing about the delay and going back out tomorrow morning, we'll get fresh greens".

On Friday when Bellerive was virtually defenceless - after thunderstorms halted the second round - those carrying the stars and stripes marched to positions of prominence. "Players try to downplay it, and I've downplayed it over the years myself, but it's a pretty intense environment out there". But defending champion Spieth shot 5 over on the final day, and the final two pairings combined to shoot 13 over. Kisner is not. He relies more on a clean hit with his irons and a great short game. Of course, his play had everyone talking, but so did his support team.

"I'm all right with it", Kisner said. "But being receptive, that's my only hope".

There were so many other big names jostling for position that at one point it felt more like a vehicle race than a golf tournament.

Scott had continued to struggle this year, again missing the cut when the U.S. Open was played at Shinnecock Hills.

Koepka was at 8-under 132, two shots behind.

Jordan Spieth's chances of claiming the win he needs to complete the career grand slam looked to have disappeared as he suffered a nightmare triple-bogey seven on the 12th. This course would be phenomenal. if it's not playing so soft. "I just have to make the adjustments better than I did". You don't have to be as precise.