Tiger charges into the hunt as Koepka takes lead at 100th PGA

Gary Woodland and Kevin Kisner are in prime position halfway through the 100th PGA Championship

Woods played 29 holes, while Fowler played 26. With only half of the 156 golfers finished with their second round, a heavy rain storm hit the course and suspended play at the PGA Championship until 7 AM Saturday morning.

Koepka three-putts the fourth, lipping out a 4-footer for par. "This is the first real "Tiger effect" I guess you could say".

Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth, needing only the PGA to complete a career Grand Slam, opened birdie-birdie but took a double bogey at the par-3 sixth then followed that with three consecutive birdies. "They were talking about him as we left, and I was just standing there laughing".

"I wish my score was closer to the lead but not many guys are up there". I'm getting a lot of KU and Mizzou people yelling back and forth.

What followed was another chapter in a consistent trend: Woods has played the front nine in 10-under par this week, but has played the back at 2 over. It would be the first time Woods would have won a major without a lead or co-lead going into the final round. As Woods ground out the back nine on Saturday, tens of thousands of fans walked and whispered and roared as if he was marching toward a win, as if he had this thing in hand. The greens would be slightly smoother, the course slightly longer, the approach unchanged - see flag, aim at flag. Look at that front nine. He just found a way to bury his friend, playing partner and the world's top player, Johnson, and in doing so won the same tournament at 1 over that he won at 16 under the year before. It's soft, it's plugging, we're able to hold 4-irons, 5-irons, whatever we want, at the flags. "It's soft. It's gettable and you can't just go out there and make a bunch of pars".

Woods, in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery after years of back injuries, began four back.

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"If you look at it, I left pretty much every single putt short on the back nine", he said. He's the first Utah resident to make the cut in all four majors in one year since Sandy's Mike Weir in 2008.

"I thought, it's probably Tiger's last time coming to St. Louis, so I might as well go all out", Brown said. "On the second hole, when I hit it in the water, that was a big boost to knock it in there tight and only make bogey".

Bellerive has been lined with massive galleries, and Woods applauded them for their support.

"[On Saturday], I was in there with Dustin, and everybody wanted a picture with Dustin", Koepka said.

He ended up playing the first three rounds with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk. "It was nice to have that in my back pocket, (having) been there in that same situation, and came out on top".

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