Tiger Woods takes aim at the 2018 PGA Championship leaders Sunday in search of the 15th major championship of his legendary career.
Woods had a so-so first round, finishing with an even-par score, but he improved in each of the next two days, scoring 4-under par in both the second and third rounds to enter Sunday four strokes behind leader Brooks Koepka.
Keep it right here for the latest scores, news and highlights of Woods’ pursuit of the Wanamaker Trophy.
6:38 p.m.: Begins the 18th with a shot right down the middle of the fairway. He gives a fine approach, giving himself a makable — albeit challenging — 20ish-foot putt to finish the tournament with a birdie. As he makes his way to the green he acknowledges the crowd, which is giving him a massive ovation, multiple times. He responds by draining the putt, finishing his round with a 64, and the tournament at 14-under.
6:26 p.m.: Woods got the par-5 17th off to a dreadful start, hooking his drive on the other side of the creek running parallel to the rough. He got it back onto the fairway out of the playable hazard, but on the next shot put it in the greenside bunker. He responds by going up and down, though, saving par.
6:06 p.m.: Woods’ shot off the tee on the par-3 16th lands about 20 feet from the cup. He leaves the birdie putt short, however, and it tails off to the left of the hole before he taps it in to save par and remain one stroke back.
5:56 p.m.: Woods’ tee shot on No. 15 went right down the middle, drawing a roar from the crowd. His second shot landed two feet from the hole, setting up an easy birdie putt and bringing the crowd to its feet. Woods hit the birdie putt to move within a single shot of the leaders.
5:42 p.m.: Woods’ tee shot on No. 14 went far right into some deep rough, but he was able to hack out of it and lay the ball up just in front of the bunker next to the green. His par putt lipped out and he had to settle for bogey, pushing him down to 12-under and two strokes behind leaders Adam Scott and Brooks Koepka.
5:29 p.m.: Woods’ tee shot on the par-3 No. 13 hit the green and rolled to about nine feet from the hole. He birdied to get to 13-under par and only one stroke behind leader Brooks Koepka.
5:20 p.m.: In a potentially risky move, Woods brought out the driver for his tee shot at No. 12, and he smacked the ball right down the middle of the fairway. Woods’ second shot came within five feet of the pin, and he birdied to move within two strokes of the lead at 12-under par.
5 p.m.: Woods hit the fairway on No. 11 using an iron, setting up a solid view of the green. He hit the green on his second shot, but it was a fair amount from the hole. His birdie putt came up just short, possibly by a centimeter or less. It was agonizingly close, but he was forced to settle for par to remain at 11-under.
4:38 p.m.: Woods hit his first fairway of the round on No. 10, smacking the tee shot right down the middle. His second shot hit the green but it still landed a long way from the hole, setting up a very tough birdie putt. He two-putted for par.
4:25 p.m.: Woods’ tee shot on No. 9 nearly landed on a cart path before rolling onto some rough. Again, he hit the green from a difficult position with an insane second shot. He made the birdie putt to move to 11-under par and within two strokes of leader Brooks Koepka. Woods went 3-under on the front nine despite not hitting a single fairway.
Also, it seems that Tiger definitely is emotionally into this round (Warning: NSFW language below):
4:18 p.m.: Tee shots again were a problem for Tiger on No. 7. His first drive went way left into the spectator area along the cart path before settling in thick rough. Woods found another bunker, like he has all day, chipped out to within a few feet of the hole for a makable par putt. He did make par to remain at 9-under par for the tournament and two strokes back of the lead.
3:55 p.m.: Woods found the rough again on his tee shot on No. 6. His second shot hit the green and bounced behind to the first cut of rough.
3:45 p.m.: Woods was long on his sixth tee shot and found another bunker. His second shot sailed onto the green but rolled out on the fringe, setting up a difficult shot for par. Woods putted from the fringe and it sailed just past the hole. He tapped in for his first bogey of the round, putting him back to 9-under par.
3:38 p.m.: Woods’ tee shot struggles continued as he sent one past the spectators and into the rough, way right of the fairway on hole No. 5. His second shot found a bunker, but it was the one right near the hole. It wasn’t a bad shot considering how far off from the fairway it was. Woods was able to escape the bunker again, with the ball rolling just a few feet from the hole. He tapped in for par to remain at 10-under through five holes. He’s three shots behind Brooks Koepka.
3:21 p.m.: Woods’ fourth tee shot found the bunker. It was his first shot with a driver on the day, and it was a poor one. His second shot found another bunker, about 50 yards from the pin. His third shot out of the bunker was a beauty — it hit the green and rolled back toward the hole for a very makable par putt.
Woods made the par putt to remain at 10-under par for the tournament and 2-under for the round.
3:05 p.m.: And that’s a birdie! Woods makes his second birdie through three holes and is now 10-under par.
3:01 p.m.: He’s on fire right now! His tee shot on the par-3 third hole nearly hit the hole and bounced just a few feet away. Another excellent birdie chance coming up for Woods.
2:58 p.m.: Woods nearly put his second tee shot in the water, but he recovered nicely and his second shot from the rough hit the green and spun back for a relatively easy birdie opportunity. Woods capitalized on that for his first birdie, moving to 9-under par and three shots behind leader Brooks Koepka, who just teed off at No. 1.
2:47 p.m.: Lady luck was not on Woods’ side on the first green. His birdie putt nearly fell in as the ball managed to swirl around the cup and barely out. He tapped in for par to remain at 8-under for the tournament.
2:41 p.m.: His second shot from the bunker was fantastic. The ball landed about 12 to 15 feet from the hole, setting up a birdie putt.
2:39 p.m.: Woods misses the fairway on the first tee using an iron. Not the best start to the day.
2:15 p.m.: Woods arrived in a backwards hat and shades, along with his typical Sunday red attire. He looks locked in.
12:20 p.m. ET: Woods is scheduled to tee off at 2:35 p.m. ET. He is paired with Gary Woodland.
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