That left the 31-year-old four shots off the lead held by Brooks Koepka and in position to exorcise the ghosts of 2016, when he led by four after 54 holes of the US Open only to struggle to a closing 76.
Aussies Scott and Day were playing with their thoughts on Jarrod Lyle, the Aussie golfer who died Wednesday after a long battle with leukemia.
The biggest buzz, as always, belonged to Woods.
Kisner, whose two PGA wins came in 2015, shared seventh in last year's PGA, his best major finish until last month.
Finau completed his adventurous second round Saturday morning, finishing with 10 birdies in a 4-under-par 66 that was good enough to make the cut. So you just fire in and you get away with more, like you don't have to be as precise.
"Another low round", Woods said on what it will take to win.
Koepka was at 12-under 198 and will play in the final group of a major for the first time.
The laid-back 28-year-old American has never before led a major entering the final round but he shrugged off having 13 rivals within five strokes, even a long-awaited Woods challenge among seven major champions in that pack.
He has only one other PGA Tour victory, one in Europe and two in Japan.
Brown bought the costume on Amazon, and said it arrived about a week ago-in plenty of time for the big event. Bellerive presents a different test.
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Bellerive is so soft that a charge can come from anywhere.
"I told myself exactly that on 11 tee", Woodland said of his triple in Phoenix.
"It's a pretty intense environment out there". Hearing the crowd, and Tiger's performing great. He and his caddie read their yardage books, and as Woodland pulled a club out of the bag, he looked uneasily up at the trees to gauge the wind.
Jordan Spieth found that out on a hole that effectively ended his second bid for the career Grand Slam. This time, Woodland's shot landed on grass, on the upslope in front of the green, 44 feet from the pin.
It all went terribly wrong from there as his bunker shot sailed over the green and into the sand trap on the opposite side. The sand had yet to be raked, and Woodland's ball was in his footprints. It went to the fourth hole of the Friday round in Phoenix, when Woodland hit a bad sand shot and carded a triple bogey.
"I'm very excited for tomorrow".
Koepka nearly headed down that direction.
Koepka is in third place at 8-under-par for the tournament. 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. He had to get up and down to limit the damage to a bogey. That includes a 4-foot miss after missing a 20-footer for eagle on No. 17.
Woods and Fowler were among those just happy to get off the course.
Fox, along with the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, were forced to finish their second rounds early on the third day at 7am (local time) because of a band of strong storms that brought heavy rains to the Bellerive golf course in St. Louis, Missouri late on day two. "Twenty-nine holes, it's not necessarily the physical, it's this mentally grinding that hard for 29 holes in this heat".
Phil Mickelson, the 2005 PGA Champion, missed the cut for the second consecutive year.