Big-hitters beat up on Bellerive at PGA Championships

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Five-times major champion Mickelson arrived at the PGA Championship 10th in the standings, and did not even come close to making the halfway cut, shooting four-over-par 144 to miss out by four strokes at Bellerive.

Neither player had gained on leader Gary Woodland, who stood on 10-under par 130 after 36 holes.

Koepka, who missed the Masters with a left wrist injury, opened birdie-birdie to grab the lead after playing partner Woodland made bogey at the second, but Woodland birdied the third hole to pull level.

After birdieing five of his first eight holes and playing the front side in 31 strokes, Woods stalled on the back nine, failing to convert any birdie opportunities and squandering a attractive chance at the par-5 17th, where he three-putted for par.

Kisner also had the opportunity to shoot 62 after covering the back nine in 29 and picking up another birdie on the seventh, only to bogey the ninth. The third round will be played in groups of three, teeing off from hole No. 1 and hole No. 10, about 30 minutes after the second round on Saturday.

Those 68 shots were hit by a total of only 13 golfers. "So I'm not saying that my score would be any better, I'm just saying what you would like to see in a major championship".

Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler are the current co-favorites despite being 3 strokes back of the lead held by Gary Woodland.

That Woods stalled on the back nine wasn't completely surprising, at least not this year. The previous was the 1980 U.S. Open won by Jack Nicklaus, who shot 63 in the first round at Baltusrol along with Tom Weiskopf.

"I just was trying to make the thing and I really thought I made it", said Koepka, who successfully defended his US Open title at Shinnecock Hills in June.

Schwartzel and Koepka didn't approach the best rounds relative to par at a PGA. I'll eat a few meals tonight and then I'll be ready tomorrow, you can be sure of that'. He eyeballed every shot, twirled every club (I mean every club). and did not make a single putt. But after the first three rounds of this event and really the entire season Woods has strung together, it doesn't much matter if he gets it. Of course, we've all been there, save the part about playing in a major and actually being good enough to warrant being ticked off at missing a fairway.

Successive birdies for Woodland on the second and third, however, saw him retake the lead. He converted the eagle putt to get to 8 under. He was at 7 under, three shots behind Woodland with eight holes to play.

Jordan Spieth's chances of claiming the win he needs to complete the career grand slam looked to have disappeared as he suffered a nightmare triple-bogey seven on the 12th.

"That stemmed the momentum a little bit", Woods said. Tiger Woods sits tied for 24th at minus-3.

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