Koepka, Schwartzel tie PGA record with 63s at Bellerive

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Australia's Adam Scott and Jason Day clawed their way back into contention before play was suspended midway through the second round at the US PGA Championship.

Li was our over par after 11 holes when a thunderstorm halted play on Friday afternoon at Bellerive.

Woodland is a three-time victor on the PGA Tour but has never won a major championship.

Woods, in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, ran off three birdies in four holes Friday to stand 3-under through seven holes for the event when storms stopped play Friday at Bellerive Country Club.

"It was fine. I'm 3-under par, so I felt I was headed in the right direction, " Woods said.

US Open champion Koepka and Schwartzel both missed putts on the last for 62s that would have equalled the lowest round in a major. Rickie Fowler had just birdied the 10th hole and was at 7 under. "It's very warm out here so I definitely need a change of clothes and a shower and a freshen up, then I'll come back out and get ready to go".

Woodland fired a four-under par 66 to lead on 10-under 130, one stroke ahead of British Open runner-up Kevin Kisner with two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka third on 132.

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Four-time major victor Rory McIlroy, whose morning 67 was highlighted by a 58-foot chip-in at 14, had three bogeys against two birdies over the first 10 holes in round three.

Woodland, who teed off the back side at 8:01 a.m., wasn't about to get caught up in whether his lead would withstand the day with so many players still on the course and others still waiting to start their rounds.

Two hours after play was stopped it was announced that the second round would be resumed Saturday, starting at 7 a.m., with the third round starting after completion of the second.

Woodland's 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol. "The key is to get the ball in the fairway and attack from there". He shot 29 on the back nine (his first nine) and was threatening to shoot a tournament-record 62, but bogeyed the final hole to settle for 64.

"Honestly, I haven't hit it great, up to my standards, these first couple days", Finau said. "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". And there's not a single putt out here that you're afraid of that it's going to get away from you.

"Whether it's a poor shot through technique or lack of discipline or a mental block, I've been doing it a lot, and today I didn't". It just changes the way you work the next few holes, I feel all the time.

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