Tiger Woods is firmly in the fight for the elusive 15th major after the master class in US PGA

Tiger Woods, who won his 14th major in 2008, is four strokes on the way to the final round

Tiger Woods not only made his way into the fight to win the 100th PGA Championship in the United States with another outstanding performance in his amazing comeback this summer. He also answered any questions about whether he will be able to play two games on a day in the Ryder Cup next month.

When asked to play 29 holes in a sweltering heat on Saturday, the 42-year-old completed a round of 66 in the morning before following with another in the afternoon.

What was particularly encouraging for the main winner on 14 occasions was the fact that some of his best changes came late in the day, including an iron four round to par five 17 that established a presentable eagle probability. The feeling of deflation around the green when not only that putt was lost, but the short birdie possibility that followed was overwhelming.

Tiger Woods, who won his 14th major in 2008, is four strokes on the way to the final round

Tiger Woods, who won his 14th major in 2008, is four strokes on the way to the final round

Still, it would be a mistake to think about the strange aberration on a day when Woods gave the most audience seen at a major gathering in a recent memory, a day they will never forget. Three over par after two holes on Thursday, so we will not forget, Tiger has fought so hard and so well that he is now only three strokes away from the lead in the final round.

By the time he walked to the clubhouse, US Open champion Brooks Koepka was playing so well he had accumulated a four-stroke lead. Built as a heavyweight boxer, no one could put a glove on this course that plays in the hands of the big hitters. But the shots dropped on days 14 and 15 have set the scene for what promises to be an exciting final round.

Koepka bounced back with a birdie on the 17th for a two-shot lead over Australian Adam Scott, who hit a fine 65, with Spanish slugger Jon Rahm (66) three off the pace along with another great hitter in the American Gary Woodland and older almost Rickie Fowler.

The 42-year-old successfully completed 29 holes in a stifling heat in San Luis on Saturday

The 42-year-old successfully completed 29 holes in a stifling heat in San Luis on Saturday

The 42-year-old successfully completed 29 holes in a stifling heat in San Luis on Saturday

To give an indication of the company that Koepka could maintain, only four other players have won the US Open and the PGA in the same season, and their last names were Sarazen, Hogan, Nicklaus and Woods.

Scott began the week by drowning the tears in the locker room after learning of the passing of his great friend and professional partner Jarrod Lyle, who lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 36. Certainly there will not be a dry eye in the body. house if he comes out with his own tribute and claims his second major, after his victory in the Masters in 2012.

"I think it's been a difficult week for everyone in the golf community, but we all know that Jarrod would like us to continue and do our best," said the 38-year-old.

Woods completed a round of 66 in the morning before shooting another 66 in the afternoon

Woods completed a round of 66 in the morning before shooting another 66 in the afternoon

Woods completed a round of 66 in the morning before shooting another 66 in the afternoon

Four strokes back in a six-way tie, there is a cosmopolitan group that includes Irishman Shane Lowry, Australian Jason Day, defending champion Justin Thomas, and Tiger.

"I'm tired, I'm not going to lie to you," Woods said. "It takes a lot of you in this heat and it's more mental than physical, but I've given myself the chance to win and I'm excited about that, I'm going to eat some meals tonight and then I'll be ready tomorrow, you can be sure of that.

If Woods is going to win his first tournament anywhere for five years and his first major by twice that length, he will have to figure out how to improve his score in the last nine.

His 66 years were compiled in the same way, shooting 31 for the first nine and 35 strokes for half inward. For the tournament, he has ten less and two more to return home.

Rory McIlroy endured more frustration with his scoring clubs: his wedges and putter

Rory McIlroy endured more frustration with his scoring clubs: his wedges and putter

Rory McIlroy endured more frustration with his scoring clubs: his wedges and putter

"In fact, I played well for the last nine laps in both rounds," Woods insisted, with good reason. "It's just that all the putts I made appeared in the first nine holes."

After a largely disappointing Masters and a lost court at the US Open, this is the second largest in a row in which Woods has been in competition, after his dramatic performance at the Open.

Now the final frontier is to win again and it will surely happen if you continue to give yourself legitimate opportunities like you will have today.

Rory McIlroy had started the day in the company of Tiger, as they completed 10 holes of their second round, due to the storms on Friday afternoon. There the excitement ended for the North Irishman.

If in fact it was a small miracle he managed to play his last six holes in two under par despite hitting a green, for a 67. He was helped by a wonderful blow on 14, where he pitched from the back of the green, but the permanent moment was to blow the surface of putting one more time with a wedge in his hands.

Brooks Koepka sank a birdie in the 17th minute to maintain a two-stroke lead over Adam Scott

Brooks Koepka sank a birdie in the 17th minute to maintain a two-stroke lead over Adam Scott

Brooks Koepka sank a birdie in the 17th minute to maintain a two-stroke lead over Adam Scott

McIlroy went out to practice his short irons before his third round and quickly threw a wedge on the shooting range. It almost goes without saying that until he can not find consistency with his scoring clubs, that is, his wedges and putter, he will continue to run short in the majors.

He signed for a bitterly disappointing 71 to be tied at 44th place, and his chances of returning to the main road have not survived until the final round of a tailor-made course for his game. That marks four years since his last great victory.

Matt Wallace is playing in his first PGA Championship and the 28-year-old Londoner marked the occasion with a memorable shot for par three 16, when his iron five jumped twice and got into the hole to get an ace. He finished with a 68 for the 20th tie with Ian Poulter, who shot 68 and Justin Rose who loaded a 69.

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