Tiger Woods fan dresses the part at Bellerive's PGA Championship

Posted August 13, 2018

The Show-Me State has been showing up big time for the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.

It was 14-time major victor Woods' lowest final round at either the Masters, US Open, The Open or US PGA. "There's no excuse. It's one or two extra putts from 10 feet for par or birdie", Scott said.

All eyes were on Tiger Woods in the final round of the PGA Championship. He dropped to 9 under, but still only two back of Koepka, who slipped as well. "The beginning of the back nine, I could hear all the roars". While Woods was unable to close out a win at The Open last month, he did lead on Sunday entering the back nine. So not a lot of variety in terms of types of shots shown or players. Players try to downplay it, and I've downplayed it over the years myself because you're trying to downplay it yourself a little bit, but it's a pretty intense environment out there.

However, Woods then bogeyed the 14th and double-bogeyed the iconic par-three 17th after finding water off the tee.

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"I can live with that", he said Friday after a 4-under 66.

For the second major in a row the reports of the Woods resurrection proved to be somewhat exaggerated. He drained his longest putt of the tournament, a 19-footer putt for birdie, and pumped his fist to celebrate. "It was nice to have that in my back pocket, (having) been there in that same situation, and came out on top".

Brooks Koepka, taking full advantage of soft conditions and his own casual power, took a grip of the event as he reached the turn in 30 strokes and subsequently opened a five-stroke lead.

After a bogey at the fifth, Woods responded with an 11-foot birdie putt at the par-3 sixth, a seven-footer for birdie at the par-4 seventh and a six-foot birdie putt at the par-5 eighth, the crowds and buzz around him growing with every hole. "All in all, we'll play aggressive and just stick to what we've been doing".

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Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson missed it, but nobody outside the top eight made a big run, and that means the Masters champion and will join Watson on the team. He has been motivated by more serious moments, from being left off the "notable scores" section of TV coverage at tournaments and even last week, when he was not summoned for a TV interview to preview the PGA Championship.

He missed. And then he missed the next from 4 feet for birdie and ended his day with 10 straight pars.

"The fans here were unbelievable all week, and it was fun to play in front of".

After another errant drive on the 14th, the four-time PGA Championship victor suffered a costly bogey. "Most majors the weekends get hard, but I think this course you're going to have to keep shooting birdies".

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