In his last 11 majors before this week at Bellerive Country Club Scott had just one - a T9 at the 2017 Masters.
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"The beginning of the back nine I could hear all the roars".
The 42-year-old missed from seven feet for birdie on the first but holed from three feet on the second and nearly holed his tee shot on the third to set up another gain and close within two shots of the lead.
Woods, who started the tournament of the season with a bogey and double bogey, showed his fighting qualities throughout, carding his best final round in a major despite finding no fairways on the front nine.
Woods began the day four shots off the lead in a tie for sixth, exactly the same position he was in after 54 holes of the Open Championship at Carnoustie, where he would move into a one-shot lead with eight holes to play before fading to sixth.
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NBC News aired the new audio but cautioned that the organization does not know what was said before or after the segment provided. Still, he said he directed his chief of staff, John Kelly , to try to smooth things over with her.
"He's priceless. He's been a really big help to our captains in both '16 and '17 from a strategy perspective", Furyk said.
Asked how he remained so calm and has been the dominant player in the past six majors, Koepka replied: "My focus, I need to take it out on the regular tour events, too".
For the third round in succession Woods looked set to bogey the hard par-four 10th hole, which plays as a par five for the members, when he could only hack out from heavy rough to the right of the fairway. He added to his advantage at the par-3 16th, when he stuck his tee shot to inside seven feet of the hole, then drained the ensuing birdie putt. "I won't play golf again.' And here we are 18 months later".
"I do want to be on the team as a player", Woods said at the PGA Championship.
It will be impossible to overlook him now, not with the Wanamaker Trophy to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles.
Woods hasn't played in a USA team event since the 2013 Presidents Cup, although has served as an assistant at the 2016 Ryder Cup and 2017 Presidents Cup. "And then Brooks hit it very close on 16 after making his on 15, and I was kind of up against it from there". "I don't know, like every shot he hit for the rest of the day", Furyk said Monday with a laugh. "I think everybody at the golf course cheers for him".
"But I made a bit of a run ... just hung in there with my mind ... and came up a couple of shots short". I had to go get it and I tried.