Through it all, Koepka was calm, making shot after shot when it was needed the most.
Aug 12, 2018; Saint Louis, MO, USA; Tiger Woods after putting on the 10th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. His 264 total is a new 72-hole scoring record at the PGA Championship. The old mark of 265 (15 under par) was established by David Toms in 2001 at Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course.
His other win was at the 2015 Waste Management Open.
"You look at his performance in the majors, and I don't think it's a coincidence". I don't know what it is, but I need to take it over into regular Tour events as well.
Eldrick Woods wasn't the only "Tiger" turning heads Saturday during the third round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive.
Woods had made the ideal start by holing from 15 feet for birdie on the first and five feet for another on the second, before nearly chipping in on the fourth after finding trouble off the tee. It failed him all day Saturday, when he could not convert birdie putts to close his second round and throughout his third round during a 29-hole day in the St. Louis heat. He shot 4-under 66 to reach 8 under.
They both missed six-foot birdies on the 17th, and Scott had to settle for third when he bogeyed the final hole for a 67. And to come out here and play as well as we did was really, I can't even put into words how well I played and I'm so excited for myself, my caddie and my team. "I had high hopes for today-I'm definitely playing a lot better, and that will be important with the playoffs coming up".
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. On No. 14, just one shot out of the lead, he had 14 feet for par.
At 12 under, two-time US Open victor Brooks Koepka (66) will take a two-shot lead into the final round over Australian Adam Scott (65) - with the pair to comprise the final group.
The 42-year-old, who only returned to competitive action in November after undergoing spinal fusion surgery in April last year, also holed from six feet on the eighth for his fifth birdie of the round, before a par on the ninth took him to the turn in 31.
As things stand, overnight leader Brooks Koepka is in serious danger of wasting his chance at bringing home his second Major of the year. Two flawless opportunities for birdies that instead became bogeys are the main reasons he didn't hold up the Wanamaker Trophy for a second consecutive year.
"I was hanging in with my mind basically, it kind of got me through".
"Everyone struggled a little bit at the start and got going around the turn", Scott said. Earlier in the week, as he was cleaning out his locker after withdrawing with an injury, he thought back to Woods getting into contention at Carnoustie last month at the British Open.
Make that back to back birdies for Adam Scott!
Koepka was well aware of Woods' charge. You're never going to win a major. "You (fans) are awesome, first off".
Even Saturday morning, Koepka felt overlooked when he went to the gym with his good friend, the far more recognizable Dustin Johnson, who has spent much of this season ranked No. 1.
"The energy was incredible, " Woods said. "I feel like I had a great chance to win this tournament". I didn't have-my short game wasn't quite there yet.