Jordan Spieth remains upbeat despite big third-round mistake in PGA Championship

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox is enjoying a good tournament at the PGA Championship

Yet there he was on Sunday of a major championship, right in the hunt - with Woods, no less.

Asked what impresses him most about Koepka, Thomas answered: "Just how well he plays when the lights shine on him".

As word spread that Woods was on the charge, those who weren't already following the former world number one were soon scrambling to join crowds that were 12-deep and lined almost every hole from tee to green.

Woods finally found fairways on the back nine, but endured heartache at 11 when his 28-foot birdie putt hung on the edge of the cup, the ball refusing to fall until he tapped it in for par.

"I knew what I was up against", Koepka said later, "and Scotty played unbelievably well".

"It really hurt that I missed that, just not to make it interesting up the last", Scott said.

The 14-time major victor fired his lowest final round in a major, a six-under par-64, on Sunday to finish second at the PGA Championship - and a career once seen as over might just have some magic left in it after all. "This was the first real Tiger effect I've experienced with that many people".

Like his final-round surge at The Open last month, excitement mounted as the 42-year-old briefly moved within two shots of the lead.

In his eighth month of a comeback season after spinal fusion surgery, Woods ground out four birdies against a lone bogey on both the front and back nines but could never draw level with Koepka, settling for his seventh career major runner-up finish. "But probably now as we get some time off and get to go home and be with our family, we'll be able to celebrate him a little bit more". I just didn't make anything. "I just felt like I was in between clubs all day, not knowing which wind it was going to be".

The official qualifying for the American side of the 2018 Ryder Cup concluded on Sunday at the 2018 PGA Championship with the top eight players in the Ryder Cup points standings automatically qualifying for the team.

He joins Jordan Spieth, Woods, Nicklaus and Tom Watson as the only players since World War II with three majors before turning 30.

"I missed putts on 14 and 15 and Brooks didn't and my momentum was gone", Scott said.

Eight others, including 2013 Masters champion Scott, have claimed a single major title and the 38-year-old was doubly inspired by fellow Australian pro Jarrod Lyle, who died aged 36 of cancer the day before the tournament started.

"Looking where I was, sitting on my couch watching the Masters, and to think I would do this, I would have laughed at you and told you there was no way, no chance, and to do it is really incredible".

He missed a couple of birdie chances after forging that tie, and a bogey at 18 left him with a final-round 67. "And I made sure I did on 17".

"I'm pretty disappointed with myself that I couldn't play the last three holes better."
The birdie at 2 game after a pulled iron left him an awkwards stance for his second, but he managed to spin a wedge to within 10 feet and pour the birdie putt right in the center.



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