PGA Championship: Tiger Woods flirting with cut line

PGA Championship: Tiger Woods flirting with cut line

A late storm on Friday in St. Louis stalled Tiger Woods' charge up the leaderboard at the PGA Championship, and he trailed leader Gary Woodland by six strokes after finishing up his second round on Saturday morning.

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.

Only a three-putt bogey at the fifth hole halted his progress, though he put the setback quickly behind him to birdie the next three holes.

US Open champion Koepka looked set to carve out a big advantage in his bid for a third major in two years, but came unstuck with successive bogeys on the back nine before recovering with a birdie on the 17th to close with a 66 of his own and 12-under 198.

Seeking to add a second major title to his 2013 Masters triumph, Scott will tee off in the last group at the year's final major alongside two-time US Open victor Koepka. For the tournament, he is ten under going out and two over coming home.

Woods heads into the third round on four under par.

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A former world number one and the 2013 Masters victor, Scott muscled his way into second place on 10-under, while Spaniard Jon Rahm (66) and Americans Rickie Fowler (69) and Gary Woodland (71) were three behind.

Australia's Adam Scott and Jason Day clawed their way back into contention before play was suspended midway through the second round at the US PGA Championship.

Woods, 42, found himself three-over par after the first two holes. He won in the penultimate group at the U.S. Open each of the last two years.

"Honestly, I haven't hit it great, up to my standards, these first couple days", Finau said. Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel had the best rounds of the field, firing 7-under-par 63s to tie the tournament record for the lowest score in a round. "So I just got to be a little more aware of and make the adjustments better than I did today". "I shouldn't have been that aggressive with that first putt and it cost me".

Being unable to score on the back nine has been a constant for Woods all week.

The 14-time major champion, in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery after years of back injuries, shared third on eight-under-par after seven holes at Bellerive Country Club. 'It takes a lot out of you in this heat and it's more mental than physical. Justin Rose (-4) leads the English challenge, with Matt Wallace and Ian Poulter just a shot back. The kicker came at the par 5 17th. It nearly goes without saying that until he can find some consistence with his scoring clubs - namely his wedges and his putter - he will continue to fall short in the majors.