Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

PGA Championship: Spieth fails to join grand slam club

PGA Championship: Spieth fails to join grand slam club

Just 11 months since the 14-time major champion admitted he "didn't know what the future holds" amid troublesome recovery from a fourth back surgery, Woods has made meaningful challenges for the Open and US PGA.

Woods had four birdies and a bogey on the front nine, making the turn at 32, and was within one shot of Koepka's lead when he began the back nine.

ST. LOUIS - Tiger Woods waited near the scoring area after posting his best final round in a major, ready to offer congratulations to the victor of the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka - the man he could not reel in Sunday at Bellerive Country Club.

Asked what impresses him most about Koepka, Thomas answered: "Just how well he plays when the lights shine on him". The Australian birdied 10, 12, and 13, while Koepka missed short birdie putts at 12, 13, and 14.

In winning three of the last seven majors, Koepka becomes the fifth American player aged 28 or younger to claim three major titles since World War II.

Koepka broke the deadlock when he rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the 15th to move to 15 under. He also got robbed on No. 11 after leaving a birdie putt hanging on the edge of the cup. It was his second top-10 finish at a major this year.

LOUIS Tony Finau tried not to look at the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship as a Ryder Cup audition as he played alongside US captain Jim Furyk. "I had the most easy, basic, inside right putt that you could possibly have and I made it".

"I feel like I played well today", said Woods, who only returned to competitive golf in November after undergoing spinal fusion surgery in April previous year.

"I played hard", Woods said after finishing his final round with a six-under 64 - his best final round at a major. "Bit of a struggle with my game".

Tiger just has to wait and see if he makes the squad. "I'm going to be back behind the lead probably at least four now". Kern was just one of three players who made it through his round without a bogey, joining Daniel Berger (66) and Jon Rahm (66).

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But a return of just two points from their opening three home games meant Tottenham were playing catch-up virtually from the off. Real Madrid was already pursuing the Belgium goalkeeper before striking the €35-million ($52.45-million) fee with Chelsea .

But one bad hole on Saturday, a triple-bogey at the 12th had effectively ended his hopes, leaving him to lament on what might have been. "I think everybody at the golf course cheers for him".

"It could have been a little bit closer but I've got a shot going into tomorrow", he said.

"These fans were so positive all week", Woods said.

After completing his storm-delayed second round earlier in the day, Woods thrilled the galleries at the Bellerive Country Club by ripping through the first nine holes in just 31 shots to move within two shots of the lead.

"But God, I hadn't played in two years, so it's been a hell of a process for sure".

It says a lot about how far Ryan Fox has come this year at the pointy end of professional golf that there was a cool detachment, rather than any wild celebration, over his best ever performance at a major.

The only knock on Koepka is that he doesn't win enough elsewhere - the Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour, the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour, and two victories at the Dunlop Phoenix on the Japan Golf Tour.

"It has been a very hard week", Scott said.

Britain's Matt Wallace made the first hole-in-one of the tournament, using a 5-iron for an ace at the 232-yard, par-3 16th hole. "I'd like to play really well the next few weeks in the Playoffs and try and make a run all the way through and then take some satisfaction out of this year".

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