Tiger Woods is in the hunt at the PGA Championship 2018, creating quite a buzz for golf fans at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis and around the world.
On Saturday, as Woods charged into the top five, large galleries at the course were humming, the Internet was buzzing and everyone was left asking questions:
Can Tiger Woods win the PGA Championship? What time does Tiger Woods tee off today?
It’s been a decade since Woods, 42, has won a major, and that long since he’s been consistently on the prowl. But after a top 10 finish last month at the British Open Woods has proven at the PGA Championship, presenting shot-makers conditions amid friendly terrain and set up, that he can still run with the young players in a ready-set-fire environment, charging up the audience.
Yes, it’s 2018, but it felt Saturday a lot like days-gone-by when Tiger ruled golf, delivering audience and excitement to the professional game.
“Kind of reminded me of being in the vortex a lot of years ago,” Stewart Cink said.
Yeah, and just wait until Sunday. Should Woods remain in contention the golf world will be watching. So, what time does Tiger Woods tee off on Sunday?
If nothing else Sunday it will be interesting to see how Woods responds after a long day Saturday, playing 27 holes and completing two rounds of 66. He’s tied for sixth place going into Sunday’s final round, four strokes off the lead.
Woods began the day at 7 a.m. because his second round was delayed by weather on Friday. He finished today at 8-under, tied for sixth place with five others. Woods, who has battled health issues in recent years, said he was tired after playing 27 holes today in the St. Louis heat.
“I’m tired,” he said on CBS in an interview after his round today.
Woods said he needed some food and rest but had good hydration today. He likes his position, currently just three strokes from leader Brooks Koepka, who’s alone on top at 11-under.
“I have a shot going into tomorrow,” Woods said.
Woods was 4-under on the front nine in round three Saturday, but even par on the back nine. He had a makeable eagle putt on No. 17 but got aggressive and ran it past the hole. He then missed a short birdie comeback putt, missing a chance to move into second place.
“It cost me,” Woods said about his aggressive eagle putt on No. 17.
Overall, though, he was pleased with his play on the back nine even though he was even par. It left him in contention for Sunday.
“I hit it good (on the back nine today) I just didn’t make anything,” Woods said.
Woods began the day at 7 a.m. since round two was delayed the day before.
The third round is complete at the PGA Championship 2018, setting up a compelling Sunday final round.