Tiger charges into the hunt as Koepka grabs lead at 100th PGA

Tiger charges into the hunt as Koepka grabs lead at 100th PGA

Tiger charges into the hunt as Koepka grabs lead at 100th PGA

Brooks Koepka won his third major title in 14 months with a two-shot win over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.

Gary Woodland gestures after putting on the 18th green during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in St. Louis.

Koepka holed birdies on the 14th and 15th to keep clear of Woods and Adam Scott (67), who finished on 13 under.

Koepka blew out the U.S. Open field at Erin Hills past year with a record-tying finish of 16 under, this after his short-game coach got right up in his face on the range and told him, "You're no good". This year's Open Championship was the closest we'd gotten in a long time, but he never could find that extra gear and watched playing partner Francesco Molinari take home the Claret Jug as he slipped away.

Those errors brought Woods back into contention.

A roar resounded across the 7,316-yard layout when Woods dropped a six-foot birdie putt at the par-5 eighth to pull level with the chase pack behind Koepka and Woodland.

"Not just myself, but everyone's going to have to shoot low rounds", Woods said. He came up short of the green, chipped too strong and made bogey for a 64, leaving him one shot out of the lead Friday.

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"I played hard", he said. Behind him, Koepka holed his two birdie putts. "And that might mean shooting 5 under again to hang around, but I would love to be in the mix coming down the stretch and have the chance to hole some putts to win".

Sunday's victory marks Koepka's second major of the season. "All in all, we'll play aggressive and just stick to what we've been doing". He missed four months at the start of the year when a partially torn tendon in his left wrist, causing him to sit out the Masters.

Four years and a day after winning the last of his four major titles in the 2014 US PGA at Valhalla, McIlroy gave himself a glimmer of hope with birdies on the 10th and 11th, only for the 29-year-old to double bogey the next after a wayward drive.

He looks up to the task, based off his last couple of tournaments.

He now is No. 2 in the world, with a shot at overtaking Johnson in two weeks when the FedEx Cup playoffs start. He also got robbed on No. 11 after leaving a birdie putt hanging on the edge of the cup.

Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth, needing only the PGA to complete a career Grand Slam, opened birdie-birdie but took a double bogey at the par-3 sixth then followed that with three consecutive birdies.

"It's been a pleasure to play in front of them, it really has", Woods said.

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