Topeka-native Gary Woodland in the hunt for PGA Championship

Topeka-native Gary Woodland in the hunt for PGA Championship

Could Sunday in the PGA Championship be the day Tiger Woods breaks through with his first victory in a major since 2008?

Four-time major victor Rory McIlroy, whose morning 67 was highlighted by a 58-foot chip-in at 14, had three bogeys against two birdies over the first 10 holes in round three. He shot 4-under 66 to reach 8 under. Brooks Koepka holds the lead at 14-under through nine holes.

His nearest challenger is former Masters victor Adam Scott of Australia, who carded a fine five-under 65 for 10-under 200, two shots back. 18's playing pretty short as well. That led Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel to make a comment that is sure to bring a smile to the face of Jayhawks fans while drawing a sigh from Mizzou fans.

I asked Woodland if he might have needed one more club for his second shot. He said there have been no physical issues since the week began with him taking ice baths to combat swelling.

Ten years removed from his 14th and most recent major title, in many ways Woods's four-under 66 was, for nine holes at least, a rollicking trip down Memory Lane, given the third round charges that were once his calling card having largely disappeared.

"He was just shaking his head", Finau said after finishing the rain-delayed round this morning with a 4-under 66, a round that featured just four pars.

"It's not necessarily the physical, it's mentally grinding that hard for 29 holes in this heat, " he said.

The second round was to resume at 7 a.m. local time.

Woods started the day with five birdies in his first eight holes. He is now in a six-way tie to round out the top-10 at -8.

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Zverev rolled over Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 in 52 minutes while never facing a break point. He just played better in the decisive moments.

A bogey at five was followed by a run of three straight birdies, each ratcheting up the excitement. "It's fun", Cink said. "Being in Tiger's group is always exciting".

"I don't think I'd ever played in front of that many people", he told reporters Saturday. "St. Louis has never seen Tiger up close, so it's pretty insane and it makes it a lot more fun".

"Hearing the crowd, and Tiger's performing great, it was like turning back the hands of the clock". "It was like turning back the hands of the clock".

In the third round, Finau made four birdies and three bogeys. It was the four-time PGA champion's lowest final round in a major.

And the round was solid, perhaps something to build on.

Woods could not hit a fairway at all on the front nine - in fact he hit exactly zero - but somehow kept pushing forward. Just look at this video of Woods arriving at Bellerive for the final round.

There, he needed some help from the leaders to make it interesting, and the same might be required here.

Woods is close enough for one question to echo through every tree of this place. The greens would be slightly smoother, the course slightly longer, the approach unchanged - see flag, aim at flag.

Once again, Woods could not maintain the fine form he showed on the front nine.

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