SportsPulse: USA Today Sports Steve DiMeglio discusses the potential head-to-head showdown that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are currently planning.
Will Tiger Woods finally win his 15th career major title? Let's just say he has a chance at the PGA Championship.
Woods, who scored a 66 in the third round, will start his finals 8 under the tournament and be tied for the sixth, four shots behind leader Brooks Koepka.
The 42-year-old finishes the final round of the 100th PGA Championship at the Bellerive Country Club on the penultimate round at 14:35. ET alongside Gary Woodland, who led the way into the weekend.
Follow step by step to see how Woods beats.
Hole 10 – par 4
Attack it. Tear it up. Swirl it. Tiger smokes this ride perfectly down the fairway. The atmosphere in Bellerive is absolutely electric. This is his first hit fairway of the day. He plays this one safe and finds the middle of the green, far to the left of the back pin placement.
Thoughts at the turn
10 putts. 9 holes. 0 fairways hit. 3 under the round, 11 under the tournament and just one shot from the lead. The ability of the tiger to climb is still unsurpassed. There are a plethora of people within three lines of leadership, and everything happens to keep Tiger in contention. He is below par and within striking distance, and the leaders are not leaving. If Tiger can find out his driver, we may have a chance to see Major No. 15.
Hole 9 – par 4
Tiger had been operated on his driving iron all week, and he is missing on the left and walking along the cart track. Just like The Open, everything happens to keep Tiger in trouble, and he does not exploit it. He came to rest on a smudge off the track and he plays a massive hook perfectly on the green. He turned his bat and left, knowing that it was perfect. He has a birdie putt after a terrible effort to wait for tea. He empties it and the gallery goes WILD. It's the Catalina wine blender! 3 to 9 (11-under for the tournament).
Hole 8 – par 5
If Tiger has a chance to win here today, he has to land on both par 5s. That will not cut it. This hole can be reached in two for Tiger, but not from where it will be. He misses left, left, and it's under the gallery in the thick rough. He goes to it. Tiger pulls 3-wood and catches this really clean. The pin is guarded on the front of the green, by bunkers on both sides. He runs this up and a little too far to the right to find the green bunker. He should be able to watch Birdie, at worst par. His out-cozies are nice and close to the hole, that's a tip-in birdie. 2 to 8 (10-under for the tournament).
Rankings update: Brooks Koepka leads at 11. Justin Thomas had the chance to take the lead with a birdie-putt, but he missed him from about 6 feet, and then licked his par putt. Instead of taking the lead, he is not second at 10. Tragic triplet.
Hole 7 – par 4
Another tee is missing to the right, and he has a serious lie from there. He has not met a fairway yet. His approach is a little too hot and rolls from the back of the green into the raw. His chip is pin-high and leaves a slightly breaking putt for four feet. He converts to stay 1 to 7 (9-under for the tournament).
Hole 6 – par 3
Tiger misses the green here and finds the bunker. He catches this a little too clean and rolls straight out of the green on the edge. And here comes his first big mistake of the day. He can not find the par-save line and types in for bogey. 1 to 6 (9-under for the tournament).
Rankings update: Brooks Koepa finished bogeys at eleven in a row and is now in the lead with Justin Thomas. Seven players are T3 at 9-under: Tiger, Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Thomas Pieters, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Tyrrell Hatton.
Hole 5 – par 4
Another driver here for Tiger and you guessed it, he misses to the right. This one is in the trees, rough and gallery. Not good. Tiger gets him out of the pile and from there he can walk up and down from there. Not much to say. Par. 2 to 5 (10-under-by tournament).
Hole 4 – par 4
The first time you pull the driver for Tiger, and it's in the bunker to the right of the fairway. Every second part of his game was chosen this week, with the exception of the big stick, and he's still only two shots behind the leader in second place. He plays this on the fairway, 64 yards from the cup. CLUB TWIRL. He throws another arrow on the green and lands it a little long, but it only turns back a few feet. Par. 2 to 4 (10-under for the tournament).
Rankings update: Brooks Koepka is the only leader in 13-under, followed by Justin Thomas and Tiger, who are under T2 at 10.
Hole 3 – par 3
Whoa. The gallery was bubbling with "GET IN THE HOLE" and the number 3 was scarce. Just a few inches away from the cup you can see his ball. This is a gimme putt with your friends, but Tiger has to go up and finish this. Chirping! Back-to-back birdies (should be three in a row). 2 to 3 (10-under for the tournament).
Hole 2 – par 4
Another iron for TW and this one is the left side of the fairway and flirts with the water, but it stays dry. Could take an embarrassing attitude here, but he is safe. Embarrassing attitude? No problem. Tiger is still being chosen with his approach shots like yesterday, with a similar look here on # 2 he had on # 1. He drops the punch and the gallery lets out a massive tiger roar. Little bird. 1 to 2 (9-under for the tournament).
Hole 1 – par 4
Show time. Iron the tea on # 1 and oh boy, he's in the bunker. Not a good start, as to see how solid he had knocked off yesterday with his driving iron, but it's not too much trouble. He went pin-searching out of the bunker and that's a nice shot. He is only a little over the hole, inside 10 feet. I take that back, it was a great shot with a birdie chance to start the day. He pinches the edge and just like his entire back-nine yesterday, types for par. Even until 1 (8-under for the tournament).