And the final group is officially on the golf course. Woodland (10 under) Kisner (nine) and Koepka (eight) in the last grouping today. Tiger runs it by the left edge from six feet and there’s a bogey his first of the day. He’s five under and five off the lead. One under for his round.
Woods pours in the par. No sweat. (Other than all the actual sweat.) He turns in 31 two back. Woods decides to putt from the collar on 9….a big right-to-left bender. And it dies off below the hole. Inside 3 feet though. Should be a safe par.
Iron off the tee for Woods on 14. Fairway. Woods tw0-putts for par. Still 3 under. On to the par-4 14th. On the par-3 13th Woods flies it right over the stick on the green but about 25 past the cup. Birdie putt coming.
Both Woodland and Koepka make clutch putts at 16 to save par. They remain at -9 and -11 respectively. Koepka blows his chip well past the hole at 16. He’ll have to sink a good 10-footer to avoid his third bogey in a row.
Sunday Sunday at Bellerive Raceway: Tiger goes out in 30 takes over the leaderboard and the tournament for a nanosecond slumbers home in 37 — ouch city — and in the end is an afterthought (if Tiger Woods can ever be an afterthought). Brooks Koepka shoots a Steady Eddie round of even par (that is 68 — level for him) and wins by a three-ish.