Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Day, Scott in mix at PGA as play suspended

Day, Scott in mix at PGA as play suspended

Woods, at 8-under, will enter the day four shots behind leader Brooks Koepka with just four players between himself and the reigning U.S. Open champion.

Woods, who changed his sweat-soaked shot after four holes, lost ground with a three-putt bogey on the fifth, but bounced back in style with birdies on the sixth and seventh.

"A kid legit just passed out right before Tiger teed off on No. 12", Kyle Porter tweeted.

Scott's countryman Jason Day was flirting with a leaderboard charge on moving day, snaring two birdies on his front nine, before a dropped shot at the 10th and and a birdie at the 13th have left him at seven under.

Whether it's a byproduct of a personality that can at times come off as aloof, or his disinterest in the modern trappings of social media, in a game filled with stars Koepka is still searching for his place among the world-beater set.

To say Brady Brown of Robinson, Illinois came prepared with his attire for this PGA Championship would be an understatement. Any player who made the cut but doesn't submit a 72-hole score will also get $3,100.

If Woods is to win his first tournament anywhere for five years and his first major for double that length, he is going to have to figure out how to improve his scoring on the back nine.

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

US Open champion Brooks Koepka fired a blistering 63, equalling the PGA Championship record for lowest round, to leapfrog into outright third at eight under.

"I can really tune in in the majors and I have no idea why", he said.

"I thought, it's probably Tiger's last time coming to St. Louis, so I might as well go all out", Brown said. He hit a 4-iron so pure on the par-5 17th hole that he immediately began walking off to it, and thousands of fans roared when it settled 20 feet from the hole for an eagle that could have brought him within one of the lead.

"That was enough to make me play a little more freely".

Curiously, he's 10-under on the front nine and 2-over on the back - a trend that's going to need to be corrected if he's going to have any chance to capture his 15th career major championship Sunday. "It takes a lot out of you. Having said that, I would have shot a much higher score yesterday". Rory McIlroy opened with seven straight pars, and then he belted a drive 359 yards on the par-5 eighth hole when the rain arrived. Watching Finau make all those birdies, Furyk "didn't say anything, but he was just shaking his head", Finau said.

"Obviously things haven't been going well for me this year".

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