Who's Winning the PGA Championship 2018? Tiger Woods Close, Brooks Koepka Leading Saturday

The third round is complete at the PGA Championship 2018, setting up a compelling Sunday final round.

Who's winning the PGA Championship?

It's Brooks Koepka in first place at 12-under, with a two-shot lead over second place Adam Scott, at 10-under. 

Koepka won the U.S. Open earlier this year.

Close behind is Tiger Woods, in a six-way tie for sixth place at 8-under. He played 27 holes Saturday due to a rain delay in the second round.

Woods was 4-under on his first nine today but even par on the back nine. He had a makeable eagle putt (see below) on No. 17 and then missed a short birdie comeback as well.

"It cost me," Woods said about his aggressive eagle putt on No. 17, in an interview with CBS after the round.

"I hit it good on the back nine today I just didn't make anything," Woods said.

Woods began the day at 7 a.m. since round two was delayed the day before.

"I'm tired," he said, noting that he would get some food and rest. "I have a shot going into tomorrow."

*Updated 5:21 p.m. central

Tiger Woods just completed his round and finished with a 66, 4-under par today, leaving him at 8-under in the tournament and very much in contention.

Leader Brooks Koepka has fallen back a stroke and leads at 12-under.

*Updated 5:05 p.m. central time:

Tiger Woods had an eagle putt on No. 17 that could have put him all alone in second place, but he ran it long with an aggressive stroke. He had a short birdie putt on the comeback but missed that left -- leaving him in a tie for third place with four others at 8-under. 

Koepka leads all alone at 13-under after 13 holes -- he is 5-under today.

Had Woods made his short birdie putt on 17 he would have been in a position perhaps to play in the final pairing on Sunday with Koepka. But now he's approaching number 18, a par four.

Adam Scott is in second place at 9-under at 14 holes, and others tied with Woods at 8-under include Stewart Cink, Justin Thomas, Pat Perez, Rickie Fowler, and Gary Woodland.

*Updated Saturday 5:30 p.m. central time:

Tiger Woods is in the hunt in the third round of the PGA Championship 2018, tied for 6th place at 8-under par after 16 holes.

But Brooks Koepka has playing top-notch golf in the third round, currently at 13-under for the tournament after nine holes today. Others in the lead in the third round Saturday include Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland tied for second at 10-under.

Here's the PGA Championship leaderboard, with the latest scoring updates.

The playing conditions at the St. Louis Bellerive Country Club are favorable, in warm sunny skies and a little breeze. The course got heavy rain earlier in the week softening it up a bit.

Reports the Associated Press on the leader: "Brooks Koepka wrapped up a bogey-free front nine Saturday that included five pars, getting the U.S. Open champion to 13 under at the PGA Championship.

"Koepka has been hot going back to Friday, when he started a second-round 63 that matched the lowest round in PGA Championship history. He's riding a stretch of 15 birdies in 44 holes."

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Tiger Woods was hot on Friday, jumping out to 3-under in his first seven holes Friday before play was suspended due to weather. PGA Championship 2018 play will resume in the second round on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET. The third round will begin after the second round is complete, likely early Saturday afternoon.

Who's winning the PGA Championship 2018? It's not Woods, even though he's on the prowl. The leader is Woodland, who got his full 18 in, shooting 4-under today.

Woodland set a PGA Championship record for 36 holes, in fact, with his leading 10-under. He's got a one shot lead over Kevin Kisner (9-under) and a two-shot lead over Brooks Koepka (8-under). Koepka and Charles Schwartzel shot 7-under today.

Here's the updated PGA Championship 2018 leaderboard after play was suspended Friday. 

"I'm not too worried with what anyone else is doing out there," Woodland said after his round today, speaking with the media. "The golf course is gettable, I think. If you drive the golf ball in play, the greens were rolling a little bit better today. I think we'll see some putts go in."

It was a day for scoring at Bellerive in St. Louis before the weather forced suspension of play.

The course is soft because temperatures in the St. Louis area are so hot that a lot of water is being applied.

"Greens are receptive, so my 4-iron stops as quick as his 7-iron," Kisner said, according to the AP. "If they were firm, I don't think I would have a chance with the way the greens are situated and the places they're putting the flags. But being receptive, that's my only hope."

Woods started off hot and stayed that way, making birdies on No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5, while making pars on other holes before play was suspended. He's currently tied for 23rd place at 3-under, with 11 more holes to play in the morning.

"...Tiger had pep in his step," reported USA Today. "He nearly produced magic on the fourth by coming within an eyelash of chipping in for birdie from 25 feet. Briefly angered but undaunted, he made his third birdie on the fifth hole from 10 feet.

"Tiger was in full flight, and that is something to behold."http://The momentum continued Friday as Tiger had pep in his step. He nearly produced magic on the fourth by coming within an eyelash of chipping in for birdie from 25 feet. Briefly angered but undaunted, he made his third birdie on the fifth hole from 10 feet. Tiger was in full flight, and that is something to behold.

"@PGAChampionship has been called for the day, due to inclement weather and will resume at 7:00am CT Saturday. R3 will feature threesomes off tees Nos. 1 and 10. @PGATOUR," tweeted PGA Tour Communications.

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