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

Gary Woodland leads US PGA

Gary Woodland joined Nick Faldo Brandt Snedeker Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth as the only men to score 130 at the halfway stage of a major

Or the British Open.

Eldrick Woods wasn't the only "Tiger" turning heads Saturday during the third round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive.

"I left pretty much every single putt short on the back nine", Woods added. That included Koepka. The back-to-back U.S. Open victor sprinted away from the field for much of the afternoon, at one point grabbing a 5-stroke lead.

After a strong start, Woods began to struggle on the par-4 fifth hole, starting a stretch in which he seemed to need a Global Positioning System to find a fairway.

US Open champion Koepka looked set to carve out a big advantage in his bid for a third major in two years, but came unstuck with successive bogeys on the back nine before recovering with a birdie on the 17th to close with a 66 of his own and 12-under 198. And so he might, he could, it's so easy to imagine, because of that experience, because of how he's driving the ball, hitting greens, staying steady. "And I blew it by 4 feet and then pulled the next one".

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But Tiger's putter? It brought more moans than cheers from the fans, and more frustration than joy to Woods. The gallery, a roaring swell as it follows him from hole to hole, certainly is eager to see it happen.

"The difference between the level I think I've played at and the top level is very fine and really after a little while it's just that little bit of confidence that you lack", Scott said after his six-birdie round was blemished only by a closing bogey on the ninth.

Woods moved inside the top-10 with five birdies in his first eight holes, as Rory McIlroy slipped further out of contention with an erratic one-over 71.

But a couple of loose swings led to consecutive bogeys and suddenly it was game on, a four-under-par 66 not exactly what Koepka had in mind a couple of hours earlier at Bellerive.

He ended up playing the first three rounds with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk.

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But it was hard afterward to not wonder if Woods left a few opportunities on the Bellerive Country Club course Saturday afternoon that would have made the task a tad easier during the final round of the PGA Championship.

"7:30 this morning it was a packed house on the 10th tee", Australian golfer Adam Scott said Friday.

His nearest challenger is former Masters victor Adam Scott of Australia, who carded a fine five-under 65 for 10-under 200, two shots back.

Woods has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open and has not won any event in five years.

"I'm exhausted. I am definitely exhausted", Woods said. He certainly gets points for showmanship and a willingness to attract some eyeballs, but he doesn't quite get full marks for creativity; Brown said he remembered seeing another fan do something similar about a year ago, and decided this would be the flawless time to go for it.

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