Two months after his second U.S. Open win at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Koepka won at Bellerive Country Club with an identical equipment setup.
Still, it is the first time since the 2005 Masters that Woods has shot consecutive rounds of 66 or better in a major championship.
"It started with the first putt, just ran it by", Woods said after his round. Woodland, tied for third with Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler at 9 under, three strokes behind leader Brooks Koepka, is paired with Tiger Woods today at 1:35 p.m. and that' just fine with him. "I was giving him crap because he let us down on the back nine with only three birdies". Tiger Woods birdied three of his first five holes played.
Best of all was making the cut on the number at even-par 140, the lowest score to make a cut in the 60 years of stroke play at the PGA Championship.
The 28-year-old Floridian also joined Jordan Spieth, Woods, Nicklaus and Tom Watson as the only players with three majors before turning 30 since World War II.
The St. Louis fans waited 17 years to see Woods, and he delivered a performance that took golf back in time.
"As much as I can", Brown said of trying to follow Woods throughout his round.
Koepka was at 12-under 198 and will play in the final group of a major for the first time.
Resuming his weather-delayed round on the 12th hole Saturday, the Lehi resident made two more birdies and two bogeys to finish. "The greens were getting fuzzy, they're getting slow, and I didn't hit the putts quite hard enough, and I made sure on 17 I did".
But then the golfing gods gifted this marathon Saturday out of left field and left us all with a Sunday at colorless and faceless Bellerive that could be the most memorable golf event of the year, and of many years to come. He is at 3 under par for the tournament.
"I feel like I've been doing all the right stuff, and I just haven't been doing it on the golf course".
He looks up to the task, based off his last couple of tournaments. "I didn't do that, I rapped it past the hole and missed the putt".
Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth, needing only the PGA to complete a career Grand Slam, opened birdie-birdie but took a double bogey at the par-3 sixth then followed that with three consecutive birdies.
For the record, Woods didn't hit a fairway on the front nine.
"I didn't think he had a hope in hell of winning a major again", Nick Faldo admitted about Woods on US TV broadcaster CBS, "and now you'd have to say he does".