That left Woods five strokes off the pace of USA compatriot Koepka, who birdied five of his first nine holes to make the turn on 13-under par, three shots ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland with Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, and American Kevin Kisner another stroke adrift. "I was fortunate to where I played well this morning", said Thomas. He had to make an 8-foot par save on the 13th. I mean, there's a lot of Mizzou people out there.
'I'm exhausted, I'm not going to lie to you, ' said Woods. "Most majors the weekends get hard, but I think this course you're going to have to keep shooting birdies".
Woods' round resumed at 7 a.m. local time, 70 yards from the hole, middle of the eighth fairway for his third shot to the par-5. "Sometimes you are in your own mind and don't know where you are at".
The PGA Championship moves to May next year, which isn't going to do the event any favors in terms of standing out; the only possible benefit is coming earlier in the golf calendar, between the Masters and the U.S. Open, but that's not going to make it feel like a bigger event.
Ten years removed from his 14th and most recent major title, he displayed shades of his pre-back surgery greatness with a near-flawless front nine on the rain-soaked layout.
Satoshi Kodaira delivered the first eagle of the PGA Championship when he put his drive at the short, par-4 11th within 5 feet of the hole and rolled in his putt.
He came back with birdies at the next two holes before making a bogey at No. 9, meaning he didn't have a single par on the front nine. Throw in greens that players have figured out and still conditions and it's no surprise that guys are going low.
Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using 'Chain Migration' Trump Hates
Presiding over the ceremony was NY district director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas Cioppa. The Knavses came and went from the ceremony at a Manhattan federal building flanked by Homeland Security police.
Woods was among 77 players who returned early on Saturday to complete the weather-delayed second round. "It was kind of a shocker with how good everything was going for the first five holes".
Gary Woodland lost his way in his footprints in a bunker and made triple bogey on No. 10, falling six shots behind, and still managed a 71 to stay within three shots of the lead, along with Jon Rahm (66) and Rickie Fowler (69).
Though he has not been in good form recently, the 48-year-old will probably still be picked by Furyk, who has a few more weeks to ponder his choices.
McIlroy bogeyed the opening hole after flying his approach over the green and although he responded immediately with a birdie on the next, further dropped shots on the fourth and seventh saw him tumble down the leaderboard.
The Dallas native is trying to become just the 6th golfer ever to complete the career Grand Slam.
"That stemmed the momentum a little bit", Woods said.