Tiger Woods made his lowest card since February while US Open winner Gary Woodland narrowly missed the Medinah course record on Saturday in the US PGA Round 3 Championship hit by a violent storm.
Woods did everything he could to give himself a chance to defend his title in the final stage of the Tour Championship: the American made a five-under-par card (seven shots under par in total), without bogey. A first since the third round at Aronimink last year.
After handing out two consecutive 71 -s, a shot under par, the former world No. 1 has found some bite on the course of the suburbs of Chicago, where he won the 1999 and 2006 PGA championships.
Woods must finish at least 11th to afford a ticket to East Lake.
Woodland, meanwhile, drew a 64-8 under-par card, grabbing the lead with nine shots under 207, after 54 holes. But the winner of the US Open missed a putt on the 18th hole, which would have offered him a new birdie and would have allowed him to equal the course record.
"It was all right, it had been a long time since I had played so well." said Woodland.
"Of course I would have preferred this birdie but I feel great and I'm ready to come back tomorrow," he added.
On Friday, Hideki Matsuyama set a record of 63, which allowed the Japanese to remain at the top of the standings at -12, while a storm came disrupted the course of the competition on Saturday.
For 75 minutes, 20 players had to wait to participate in the US PGA event that will select the top 30 players who will qualify for the next tournament next week.
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