ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A glittering leaderboard topped by Brooks Koepka chased by a pack of major winners led by Tiger Woods were poised to turn up the heat on a sweltering Sunday with the final round of the PGA Championship shaping up as cold-blooded shootout.
The temperatures have been high and the scoring low all week at Bellerive Country Club as golfers mercilessly attack the defenseless parkland layout made marshmallow-soft by rain and humidity.
Koepka, twice U.S. Open champion, took a two-shot lead into the final round but muggy weather will not be the only thing making the muscular American feel uncomfortable with some of world’s best right on his tail.
Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, sits two back with big-hitting Spaniard Jon Rahm, second-round leader Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler, widely regarded at the best player yet to claim a major, one stroke further adrift.
But the golfer everyone will be watching lurks four off the pace with Woods back in contention and chasing his first major win in a decade.
“Everyone is going to have to shoot low rounds,” Woods said. “It’s soft; it’s gettable and you can’t just go out there and make a bunch of pars. You’re going to have to
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