He certainly gets points for showmanship and a willingness to attract some eyeballs, but he doesn't quite get full marks for creativity; Brown said he remembered seeing another fan do something similar about a year ago, and decided this would be the ideal time to go for it. Tiger will play 11 more holes Saturday morning to complete that round before playing the normal 18 holes of the third round. "This course would be phenomenal - and probably is phenomenal - if it's not playing soft".
Victor of the past two U.S. Opens, Koepka took the lead at the PGA Championship on Saturday to put himself in position to win a third career major at the age of 28.
"It seemed like that was the only way I was going to make birdie, hit it to tap-in distance or chip in", McIlroy said. "It's mentally grinding that hard for 29 holes in this heat". I'm done. I'm done with the golf side of it today.
Shot of the day came from England's Matt Wallace, who aced the par-three 16th on his way to a 68 to close on the same mark as Johnson.
Golfers aren't really swayed much anyway by what happens outside the ropes.
Right in front of them was U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, who had a 20-foot birdie putt he wanted to make for no other reason than he likes to make birdies. The greens would be slightly smoother, the course slightly longer, the approach unchanged - see flag, aim at flag.
"I feel safe because I feel safe where my game is", Woodland said.
And, watch out, Tiger is about to birdie hole No. 3 to get to 10-under par.
There were so many other big names jostling for position that at one point it felt more like a auto race than a golf tournament.
"It would be more than twice the thrill for me, but I think no matter who wins tomorrow I think if that person has met Jarrod Lyle, then they will have felt something with him passing this week", Scott said.
Rahm moved into the hunt for his first major with a 66 and is tied for third place at 9 under. This made for an awkward stance for Woods, but it didn't matter. He rained his short irons on the downy greens for five birdies and was two strokes off the lead as he made the turn, setting off a chain reaction of noise across Bellerive. The crowds crooned to him, imploring him to keep it going.
"I came right back out and made birdie from 69 yards so it was a nice way to start the morning, but missed two putts at 10 and 12 that I've been been making and that stemmed the momentum a little bit", Woods said.
Spieth was two shots off the lead when he triple-bogeyed No. 12 with an errant shot into the woods then hit a shot from the woods that caromed out of bounds.
Tiger Woods was the center of attention during Round 3 of the PGA Championship.
"This golf course is stacked right now, and everyone is bunched", he said. "You're going to have to make some birdies".
"It can show its teeth if you're not driving it well", Thomas said.
Spieth refused to acknowledge he's out of it entering Sunday's final round.
The 14-time major victor was three under for his round to that point and carried on where he left off on Saturday morning, pitching to five feet and holing the birdie putt. As the 42-year-old walked up the 17th fairway, eyeing an eagle putt, a fan scrambled up the cart path in a T-shirt screen-printed with dozens of images of Woods's head: looking every which direction, in the various phases of a smile, always affixed to shoulders clothed in red.
He had been on the verge of a low number that would have vaulted him into the thick of it.
It's like, 'Yeah, OK.' I don't know what to say to that. "I know that that's in the bag". Worse, the ball landed in a divot of unraked sand. He barely managed to scrape that one out - but it stayed in the rough of the upslope. It's a major championship.