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.
As usual, he was garbed in his customary red shirt as he arrived at Bellerive Country Club Sunday for the final round of the PGA Championship, looking none the worse for having played 29 holes of golf Saturday in steamy, 90-degree weather at the age of 42.
He did raise the roof one more time when he drained a 20-foot putt for a closing birdie on 18 to card a 64 and finish on 14 under, but Woods' lowest final round of his major career was not enough to deny the nerveless Koepka. The birdie at 8 moved him to within two shots of the lead at the time.
For the second major in a row the reports of the Woods resurrection proved to be somewhat exaggerated.
Woods lurked a single shot back. In recent years, he has taken on a big role in the makeup of the team and, along with Tiger Woods, is part of the Ryder Cup committee that also includes Furyk and three PGA of America officials.
Despite the long, hot day, Tiger was feeling the love from the St. Louis crowd.
Woods certainly had no problem picking up shots in the final round a week later at the Arnold Palmer Invitational - a tournament he has won on eight occasions.
British Open champion Francesco Molinari is in a three-strong group on seven-under, the Italian continuing the fine form he showed at Carnoustie last month. "He'll keep winning and you guys will keep ignoring him", coach Claude Harmon told Golf Channel earlier in the week. He did well to advance it, but had to save par from a bunker.
Koepka and Woods, the victor and runner-up (Scott bogeyed 18), met exactly five years ago.
That meant the 34-year-old American missed out on a record-equalling round of 63 like Koepka and Schwartzel. He's won the PGA four times, the last in 2007.
He now is No. 2 in the world, with a shot at overtaking Johnson in two weeks when the FedEx Cup playoffs start.
Justin Thomas also had a chance to join Woods as the only back-to-back PGA champions in stroke play, and he was tied for the lead briefly on the front nine when Koepka missed fairways and made two straight bogeys. With birdies on the second and third holes and a par on No. 4, he was at 10-under. He shot 68 and tied for sixth.
"I can think of plenty of people along the way telling me I'll be nothing", he had said the other day, "working at McDonald's, doing things like that".