SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Steve DiMeglio discusses the possible head-to-head showdown that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are currently planning.
Will Tiger Woods finally win his 15th career major title? Let’s just say he has a chance at the PGA Championship.
Woods, who shot a 66 in the third round, will begin his final round 8-under for the tournament and tied for sixth, four shots behind leader Brooks Koepka.
The 42-year-old tees off in the final round of the 100th edition of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in the third-to-last group at 2:35 p.m. ET alongside Gary Woodland, who held the lead heading into the weekend.
Follow along shot-by-shot to see how Woods fares.
Hole 5 – Par 4
Another driver here for Tiger and you guessed it, he misses to the right. This one’s in the trees, rough and gallery. Not good.
Hole 4 – Par 4
First time pulling driver here for Tiger, and it’s in the bunker to the right of the fairway. Every other part of his game has been dialed in this week, except for the big stick, and he’s still just two shots back of the leader in sole second place. He plays this one to the fairway, 64 yards from the cup. CLUB TWIRL. He throws another dart at the green, landing this one a little long, but it spins back to just a few feet. Par. 2-under thru 4 (10-under for the tournament).
Leaderboard update: Brooks Koepka is the sole leader at 13-under, followed by Justin Thomas and Tiger who are T2 at 10-under.
Hole 3 – Par 3
Whoa. The gallery erupted with “GET IN THE HOLE” yells and he just about aced No. 3. You can see his ball mark just inches from the cup. That’s a gimme putt with your friends, but Tiger has to walk up and finish this one off. Chirp-chirp! Back-to-back birdies (should be three in a row). 2-under thru 3 (10-under for the tournament).
Hole 2 – Par 4
Another iron for TW and this one is going down the left side of the fairway and flirting with the water, but he stays dry. Might have an awkward stance here, but he’s safe. Awkward stance? No problem. Tiger is still dialed in with his approach shots like yesterday, with a similar look here on No. 2 that he had on No. 1. He drops the putt and the gallery lets out a massive Tiger roar. Birdie. 1-under thru 2 (9-under for the tournament).
Hole 1 – Par 4
Showtime. Iron off the tee on No. 1 and oh boy, he’s in the bunker. Not a great start seeing as how solid he was yesterday teeing off with his driving iron, but it’s not too much trouble. He went pin-seeking from the bunker and this is a nice shot. He’s just a little above the hole, inside 10 feet. I take that back, it was a great shot with a birdie chance to begin the day. He clips the edge and just like his entire back-nine yesterday, taps in for par. Even thru 1 (8-under for the tournament).