Former world number one Woods, who on Saturday morning finished off the last 11 holes of a storm-halted second-round 66, made a sizzling afternoon start, opening with back-to-back birdies and, after a bogey at five, adding two more at the par-3 sixth and par-4 seventh.
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.
Woodland is a three-time victor on the PGA Tour but has never won a major championship.
Woods sank a 14-foot birdie putt on the second hole, a five-footer for birdie at the par-3 third and a 10-foot birdie putt at the fifth.More news: Mike Pence says Space Force will be established by 2020
For his playing partner Rory McIlroy, by contrast, the weather suspension couldn't come soon enough after seven straight pars - the Northern Irishman is level par for the tournament and trails leader Gary Woodland by 10 shots. A lot better. While he was slogging around Bellerive at 2-under on the day at that point, Kevin Kisner was flirting with 61 and a host of others (Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel) were going low, too.
The second round was to resume at 7 a.m. local time.
The second round begins at 8 a.m. (EDT) Saturday and, after the 36-hole cut is made, the third round will be played in threesomes going off both the first and 10th tees.
Fowler had made a strong charge up the leaderboard on Friday before play was suspended and a birdie at the short par four 11th saw him move within four shots of Woodland's lead. "It's very warm out here so I definitely need a change of clothes and a shower and a freshen up, then I'll come back out and get ready to go".More news: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 2: 5 Talking Points
Woodland's 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol.
It is only the second time in major-championship history that two scores of 63 or better have been shot in the same round. "The key is to get the ball in the fairway and attack from there".
"I feel like I've been doing all the right stuff, and I just haven't been doing it on the golf course".
"Honestly, I haven't hit it great, up to my standards, these first couple days", Finau said.More news: Justin Bieber Opens Up About Crying With Hailey Baldwin
Woods hit his drive at the fourth hole into thick rough to the left of the fairway, and he took a furious rip into the thick grass to advance the ball up the fairway at the par-4. Just input the proper information, and you're off. Simply go to the CBS All Access landing page and pick the plan you want to purchase.