Brooks Koepka posted a 66 on Saturday to reach 12-under par and secure the 54-hole lead at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.
10 THINGS TO KNOW
- Brooks Koepka looks to become just the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year.
- Adam Scott has made the best of a special invite by the PGA of America. The Aussie – in the midst of a two-year struggle – was 10-udner par and will play in his first final Sunday pairing in two years on the PGA Tour.
- Rickie Fowler was 9-under par and positioned to close on his first major title. He will play alongside Jon Rahm (-9) in what seems to be a pairing of the two best players in the world without a major.
- Tiger Woods was four shots back at 8-under par, after finishing with 10-straight pars.
- Defending PGA Champion Justin Thomas shot a 2-under 68 and is tied with Woods at 8-under par, four shots back.
- 18- and 36-hole leader Gary Woodland struggled to a 2-over par 72 but is only four shots back at 8-under par, as he seeks his first top-10 finish in a major.
- World No. 1 Dustin Johnson posted a 2-over 72 to drop seven shots back at 5-under par, T21.
- Jordan Spieth made birdies on Nos. 5, 7, 8 and 9 to get to 7-under par and back in the hunt. But a triple bogey on No. 12 ended any chance of a comeback. He was T28 at 4-under par, and will have to wait another year for the career grand slam.
- The 2018 major winners: Koepka (69-63, -8), Francesco Molinari (68-67, -5), Patrick Reed (72-71, +3).
- Ryder Cup points: Fowler (T3) and Webb Simpson (T15) currently have virtual locks on the Nos. 7 and 8 spots. The only way Simpson gets knocked out is if Woodland (T6), Kevin Kisner (T12), Pat Perez (T15), or Xander Schauffele (T15) were to go on and win.