PGA Championship: Tiger Woods in contention as Brooks Koepka leads

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A late storm on Friday in St. Louis stalled Tiger Woods' charge up the leaderboard at the PGA Championship, and he trailed leader Gary Woodland by six strokes after finishing up his second round on Saturday morning.

Woods, at 8-under, will enter the day four shots behind leader Brooks Koepka with just four players between himself and the reigning U.S. Open champion. And then the birdie, settling for par that, inside, had to have felt like bogey (or worse).

Even with back-to-back bogeys on the back nine, Koepka had a 4-under 66 for a two-shot lead over Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who has been struggling through his worst season in almost two decades.

Woods, ranked 51st, won his most recent major title at the 2008 US Open and has not won any event since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational but showed solid form last month by leading Sunday on the back nine at the British Open.

Victorian native Marc Leishman has dropped three shots to sink to two over alongside Queenslander Cameron Smith.

England's Wallace produced one of the most memorable moments of the tournament by claiming a "mindblowing" hole in one on the par-three 16th.

Tony Finau got out of the gates with a 4-over 74 in the first round of the PGA Championship. He finally made one at No. 10 and came back with still another birdie at No. 11 before play was suspended for the day.

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US Open champion Koepka and Schwartzel both missed putts on the last for 62s that would have equalled the lowest round in a major. Dustin Johnson led the group at 133 and was joined by Shane Lowry , who completed a 64 after the delay.

Tiger Woods birdied three of his first five holes played.

Koepka, who in June became the first man to win back-to-back US Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988-89, could become only the fourth player to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year, following fellow Americans Gene Sarazen in 1922, Ben Hogan in 1948 and Jack Nicklaus in 1980.

"Not just myself, but everyone's going to have to shoot low rounds", Woods said.

In only one of Woods' 14 major titles did he come from as far back as six shots with 36 holes remaining - the 2005 Masters.

Thomas shot 34 on his front nine.

Scott's countryman Jason Day struggled to hit top gear during a 67 which left the 2015 US PGA Champion at 8-under the card - but still in the hunt for a second major victory. And if the putter feels good and stays hot on the weekend, just try and make some kind of a run.

"I could've been a little bit closer, (but) I've got a shot going into tomorrow". "So I just got to be a little more aware of and make the adjustments better than I did today". It nearly goes without saying that until he can find some consistence with his scoring clubs - namely his wedges and his putter - he will continue to fall short in the majors.

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