Lowry ready for final day PGA Championship charge

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The thunderstorms which blighted the second day of the 100 USPGA Championship gave way to that other forced of nature known as Tiger Woods and he, too, charged the Bellerive air with electricity as he loomed into contention for the second straight major. Rounding up, Rickie Fowler (69, 9 under) played 27 holes, Jason Day (67, 8 under) sweated out 28, and Tiger Woods (66, 8 under) and Justin Thomas (68, 8 under) endured 29.

Scott had the day's best round with a 65. It's the nature of the course that makes him feel he has a farther climb than the seven shots that separate him from Woodland. Adam Scott, the former Masters champ with leading-man looks, is right there, and so is burgeoning star Jon Rahm, at 23 the most promising young Spaniard since Sergio Garcia.

In the end, though, it was Koepka who held off the entire field and walked away with his second major title of the year.

The U.S. Open champion closed with a 4-under 66 to reach 16 under for the tournament. It's clear that it bothers him.

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To say Brady Brown of Robinson, Illinois came prepared with his attire for this PGA Championship would be an understatement.

Birdies were abundant early, a hint that scoring conditions might rival those of Friday that saw three players make a run at matching the all-time low major round of 62 by Branden Grace of South Africa from last year's British Open. The other reason: He answered every challenge.

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

"Yeah, could have been a little bit closer", he said, "but I got a shot going into tomorrow". Seemed like everybody was between 2- and 4- or 5-under par. It just changes the way you work the next few holes, I feel all the time. The putt was right in the middle of the hole the entire way.

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Wallace moved up the leaderboard thanks to a hole in one on the par-three 16th, describing it as the "best shot of my life".

Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Scott didn't do much for six holes. And then the birdie, settling for par that, inside, had to have felt like bogey (or worse). He birdied No. 7.

"To hole in one on a Saturday at a major was really special". Both he and Koepka were looking at makeable birdie putts. The problem is, he never had any moments when there was hope this was the time. "Everybody's making birdies from everywhere". He parred his first four holes, before bogeying the fifth.

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The 42-year-old certainly did not lack for pep to start his third round, carding birdies on his opening two holes to send a jolt of electricity through the parkland layout.

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