Gary Woodland set the 36-hole record - for now, anyway - after a round where his driver wasn't as reliable, he didn't see many putts drop and he didn't hit the ball quite as well as the day before.
It's like, 'Yeah, OK.' I don't know what to say to that.
There were two rounds of 63, one 64 and six 65s.
Woodland still leads the way but there is a glut of talent close behind. "I'm hoping that it goes on for another two days".
After birdieing five of his first eight holes and playing the front side in 31 strokes, Woods stalled on the back nine, failing to convert any birdie opportunities and squandering a handsome chance at the par-5 17th, where he three-putted for par.
"It seemed like that was the only way I was going to make birdie, hit it to tap-in distance or chip in", McIlroy said. "Tomorrow is going to be a long day for a lot of us".
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., was a part of the late wave that had its round suspended by the weather. After the slow start on Thursday saw him play the first two holes in 3 over par, he has played the remaining 52 holes in 11 under.
And it started early, 7 a.m. local time. Playing together too, you think they could get it right, but I ... guess we're built pretty similar.
Woodland would rather be leading, but in some ways it might be less pressure coming from behind.
That par was the most disappointing of the 10 straight Woods made to finish his third round Saturday at the PGA Championship.
Still, it was the biggest move he has made in a major since the 2011 Masters, when he came from eight shots back to briefly lead before finishing fourth. This one missed, and only later did Koepka realize it was for 62. Rickie Fowler has a chance to win this thing at age 29, and to finally hand off the scarlet letters BPNTWAM (Best Player Never To Win A Major) to some other poor soul.
"Yeah, there's a lot of star power", Koepka said.
It was such a long day at the PGA Championship that some of them had grown stubble by the end of it.
"The whole experience of playing with Jordan, I said to him down maybe the first hole or second hole it's like, you know, mate, this is a real privilege for me to be playing with you, because 18 months ago I was on a mini-tour and I worked really hard to where I got to now and it's a privilege to play with him", Wallace explained.
Bellerive really had no defence. But he demands consideration as a better, more complete and more delicate player than that.
Woodland and the rest of the field are chasing Koepka, who has won the past two U.S. Opens.
A former world number one and the 2013 Masters victor, Scott muscled his way into second place on 10-under, while Spaniard Jon Rahm (66) and Americans Rickie Fowler (69) and Gary Woodland (71) were three behind.
Spieth has battled with his game all year, and his confidence isn't at its peak. And what he's doing is making him impossible to overlook. "This golf course is stacked right now and everyone is bunched", Woods said. But Koepka proved as hard as the course was soft. For most of the time he was winning his 14 majors, Tiger was a supreme player who got out front and didn't make mistakes. "Having said that, I would have shot a much higher score yesterday".
Joining Woods at eight-under were second-ranked defending champion Justin Thomas, fellow American Pat Perez, Ireland's Shane Lowry and British Open champion Francesco Molinari of Italy. In conditions like Bellerive, no lead was safe.