Koepka leads from Scott, Rahm poised to challenge

Gary Woodland leads US PGA

What might not have been widely predicted, however, was Brooks Koepka's dominance.

Koepka bullied rain-softened Bellerive Country Club on Saturday in the PGA Championship, building a five-shot lead until he had to scramble to avoid a slide on the back nine. Koepka closed with a two-shot lead over Adam Scott, with three more players at 9 under separating Koepka from Woods.

A run of pars halted Woods' momentum but there was no stopping double US Open champion Brooks Koepka, who went one better than Woods with a front nine of 30 thanks to birdies on the first, second, fifth, eighth and ninth. "The course is gettable if you're shooting from the fairways", Scott said. "You can't hide my name".

Woodland has never finished better than 12th in 27 major starts but he has never started so well in one either.

Woods completed a 66 in the delayed second round on Saturday to lie six shots off the halfway lead, with playing partner McIlroy a shot further back after returning a bogey-free 67. Fowler, of course, has endured a much longer wait at age 29 than the 23-year-old Rahm. The gym is his refuge, a place where he can go and get away from golf and expectations; just not the feeling that he's overlooked among the game's best.

However, the 35-year-old holed from short range on the 12th and 14th for birdie to improve to five under par, three shots off the lead shared by Americans Gary Woodland and Kevin Kisner.

He plans to spend Sunday morning working out, as he has done all week at a local gym.

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Mickelson is 18-20-7 in the Ryder Cup, but he played well two years ago at Hazeltine National, when the Americans routed the Europeans 17-11 to win back the cup.

You need only to see the tail to understand why.

He cares only about inside the ropes, and he thrives in the majors. Woodland is among the most powerful players in golf. Woods slid his lag putt by the hole, then missed a short comeback putt for par. "Got off to a hot start", Koepka said.

This test figures to be different.

"But you just get on with it".

Fowler had three birdies and one bogey while playing through noticeable pain to card a one-under 69.

He doesn't think anything will match the joy of being the first Australian to win the Masters, in 2013.

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At the U.S. Open, four of the world's top 10 failed to make the weekend - Spieth (4), Rahm (5), McIlroy (6) and Day (8).

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. I said to my caddie a couple of holes before it was the most fun I'd ever had and then that happened.

As easy as it looks at times, Bellerive can still bite at any moment.

Spieth still has hope in his second try at a career Grand Slam.

The back-to-back birdies put Woods into the top 10, and pulled him within four shots of the leader.

There were so many other big names jostling for position that at one point it felt more like a vehicle race than a golf tournament. Woodland needed to hit a crisp enough shot out of the rough to cover the water between him and the green. Worse, the ball landed in a divot of unraked sand. He wound up with triple-bogey, and scrambled to get back in the mix.

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