Tiger closes PGA Championship with awe-inspiring 64 in final round

Tiger closes PGA Championship with awe-inspiring 64 in final round

It was 14-time major victor Woods' lowest final round at either the Masters, US Open, The Open or US PGA.

Koepka, who missed the Masters with a left wrist injury, opened birdie-birdie to grab the lead after playing partner Woodland made bogey at the second, but Woodland birdied the third hole to pull level. He settled for his second consecutive 4-under-par 66 to finish at 202, 8 under par.

There were also some mesmerising iron shots that resulted in tap-in birdies at the second and third that got his round off to the ideal start. Will this time be different? Somehow, he emerged, although his ball found the rough alongside the green. "On the second hole, when I hit it in the water, that was a big boost to knock it in there tight and only make bogey". But the bottom line remains that Woods has people watching golf.

But Koepka faltered late in the day and went to dinner and bed at 12 under par with just a two-stroke advantage and the knowledge that a host of proven champions are close behind him, all keen to take advantage should he slip further. The gallery, a roaring swell as it follows him from hole to hole, certainly is eager to see it happen.

Woods stuffed his approach at 15 to move to 13 under, one back.

After a hard few years with Woods dealing with multiple back problems and personal issues, Woods finally looks like he can return to the top of golf.

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Unfortunately, unless you were at Bellerive, you didn't see any of that thanks to the Turner coverage windows for the first two rounds of the event. He drained his longest putt of the tournament, a 19-footer putt for birdie, and pumped his fist to celebrate.

For the record, Woods didn't hit a fairway on the front nine. If not for Woodland's triple on 10, they would be co-leaders, which would have really confused those fans who routinely mistake them for each other.

"I'm going to be there either way", said Woods, whose final-round 64 on Sunday left him two shots back of Brooks Koepka at raucous Bellerive Country Club.

Koepka, a 28-year-old from Florida, began the day at 12 under with a two shot lead over Scott. Instead of being near or at the top of the leaderboard, he finds himself four shots back of Brooks Koepka, who leads the field by two. Three golfers are at 9-under and Woods is among five golfers tied for sixth. Tiger hasn't won a major since 2008, but he's on the right track.

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