Day, Scott in mix at PGA as play suspended

Sergio Cunningham
August 12, 2018

Kisner had also had the opportunity to shoot 62 after covering the back nine in 29 and picking up another birdie on the seventh, only to bogey the ninth, his final hole of the day.

Scott had a 65, despite missing three putts from 6 feet, two of them for birdie.

He holed only one lengthy putt, the other four birdies coming from tap-in range, or close to it.

Woods first had to complete 11 holes of the second round early Saturday morning, also finishing with a 66.

That's the same position he was in going into the final round of the British Open at Carnoustie, where he led briefly in the final before fading.

Woodland's 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol.

"It started with the first putt, just ran it by", Woods said after his round.

Still, there was enough trouble if you got too aggressive or sloppy, or decided you didn't quite belong in that company.

Put another way, he's poised to prove that he's arguably the best major championship player at the moment. He won in the penultimate group at the U.S. Open each of the last two years. But with players scoring well, it's possible that it actually moves to one-under-par before the day is over. Bellerive presents a different test.

Bellerive is so soft that a charge can come from anywhere.

"I feel like if I do what I'm supposed to do, I should win the golf tournament", he said.

Sure, there is a lot to knock about Bellerive as a host venue. And I would love to hang around tomorrow.

At the 10th, Woods found the right rough and pitched to eight feet then made a tension-packed putt to rescue par, a right fist-pump showing his joy at avoiding a third consecutive bogey on the hole. But he now has the chance to win his second major of the season, having previously defended the U.S. Open in June.

Highlights from Tiger Woods' 66 on Saturday at PGA
And then the birdie, settling for par that, inside, had to have felt like bogey (or worse). More than anything, this is just a guy flailing when he knows he can do better.

"It's a pretty intense environment out there".

"Tiger was performing great".

And he made it look ever so easy, bludgeoning his drives massive distances and honing in on the pins with unerring accuracy.

While Tiger Woods made noise with five birdies on the front nine to move rapidly up the tournament leader board, one of his biggest fans drew plenty of his own attention in the gallery. He had to settle for a 69 and was eight shots behind, with 27 players in front of him. The sand had yet to be raked, and Woodland's ball was in his footprints. He had to get up and down to limit the damage to a bogey. "I enjoyed every minute", he said.

Koepka nearly headed down that direction. He was right on the cutline and played the final holes in even par to make the cut with a 66 and a 140 total.

He never imagined what it would take for him just to get to the weekend. He got up-and-down to escape with bogey.

As for that gym visit with world number one Johnson, Koepka had to laugh at the disparity in the players' profile.

"To avoid making three bogeys in a row was very big", he said.

That is just what Woods has in mind.

Round 2 of the 2018 PGA Championship will conclude in the morning after rain halted play Friday afternoon. To play those holes nice was good.

TV: 8 2 p.m. ET on TNT and 2 7 p.m. on CBS.

Even his first par was an adventure - Finau had to make a 12-footer.

Paul Casey's grip on an automatic Ryder Cup qualifying place after a missed cut left him vulnerable to being overtaken by Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen.

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