PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth loses his cool

Aug 10 2018 Saint Louis MO USA Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. Mandatory Credit John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods, who won his 14th major in 2008, shot 66 to end on eight under.

His 10-under-par 130 score matched the lowest halfway total in major championship history, and he enjoyed a one-shot halfway lead over Kevin Kisner, and a two-shot cushion over Koepka.

He had the Bellerive gallery in a frenzy late Saturday, as he moved up the leaderboard with a string of three birdies on 6, 7 and 8. I made an adjustment over at 17, I wanted to make sure I got this to the hole and then I blow it by 4 feet and then miss it.

Only a three-putt bogey at the fifth hole halted his progress, though he put the setback quickly behind him to birdie the next three holes. Of course, any time Tiger is playing, he is going to dominate coverage (as he should), but this felt like we were just watching the two afternoon featured groups (Woods, McIlroy and Thomas, and Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Keegan Bradley) on PGA.com. But what he did to make the 36-hole cut will be remembered - and probably improved his chances of being picked for the US team in the Ryder Cup.

His nearest challenger is former Masters victor Adam Scott of Australia, who carded a fine five-under 65 for 10-under 200, two shots back.

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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 Offalyman then birdied the third hole, his 12th, and two more birdies followed to bring Lowry to seven-under for the tournament, three behind leader Woodland on ten-under. "There were good signs that carried over to today, and hopefully tomorrow it gets better and better". "The key is to get the ball in the fairway and attack from there".

"I was just trying to make the thing, and I really thought I made it", Koepka said. I said to my caddie a couple of holes before it was the most fun I'd ever had and then that happened.

With a heat index north of triple digits and the kind of humidity that makes the championship's relocation to the more comfortable confines of May starting next year a welcome reprieve, the strongest have risen to the top. I was hitting a lot of drivers. He certainly gets points for showmanship and a willingness to attract some eyeballs, but he doesn't quite get full marks for creativity; Brown said he remembered seeing another fan do something similar about a year ago, and decided this would be the ideal time to go for it.

"You always feel like you've got something to prove, whether it be to yourself or somebody else", said Koepka, who will take a two-stroke lead into the final round following a third-round 66.

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