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PGA Championship: 10 Things To Know After Day 3

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.

Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler tees off on the 12th hole during round three of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St. Louis, MO. Credit: Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

10 THINGS TO KNOW

  1. Brooks Koepka looks to become just the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Tiger Woods was four shots back at 8-under par, after finishing with 10-straight pars.
  5. Defending PGA Champion Justin Thomas shot a 2-under 68 and is tied with Woods at 8-under par, four shots back.
  6. 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.
  7. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson posted a 2-over 72 to drop seven shots back at 5-under par, T21.
  8. 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.
  9. The 2018 major winners: Koepka (69-63, -8), Francesco Molinari (68-67, -5), Patrick Reed (72-71, +3).
  10. 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.

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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