At the time he walked to the clubhouse, US Open Champion Brooks Koepka was playing so well he had built up a four shot lead.
Finau shot a 1-under par 69 in Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, leaving him tied for 57th place. It's an annual expectation for the PGA Championship, which already struggles for an identity and for the interest the other three majors never have trouble generating.
That left Woods five strokes off the pace of U.S. compatriot Koepka, who birdied five of his first nine holes to make the turn on 13-under par, three shots ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland with Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, and American Kevin Kisner another stroke adrift. Three over par after two holes on Thursday, lest we forget, Tiger has fought back so hard and so well he now lies just three shots off the lead going into the final round.
"They key is to get the ball in the fairway and attack from there", Woodland said.
The 38-year-old was also hot with the putter, rolling in six birdies to keep Koepka within striking distance.
The 14-time major champion picked up where he left off, hitting the ball pretty well.
Woodland had a 4-under 66 and set the PGA Championship record with a 36-hole score of 130.
A roar resounded across the 7,316-yard layout when Woods dropped a six-foot birdie putt at the par-5 eighth to pull level with the chase pack behind Koepka and Woodland.
Rounding out the Australian contingent is Marc Leishman (72) and Cameron Smith (73), who both tumbled down the leader board to be one over and three over respectively.
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Koepka was at 8-under 132, two shots behind.
Tiger Woods had three birdies through seven holes as he tried to get in range.
Former world number one Woods, who on Saturday morning finished off the last 11 holes of a storm-halted second-round 66, made a sizzling afternoon start, opening with back-to-back birdies and, after a bogey at five, adding two more at the par-3 sixth and par-4 seventh.
More than anything, this is just a guy flailing when he knows he can do better.
Tiger Woods is tied for 23rd at 3-under-par, but only got in seven holes before the suspension.
"I can really tune in in the majors and I have no idea why", he said. 'It's just that all the putts I made came on the front nine'.
"I'm exhausted. I just need to eat some proper meals tonight and I felt my hydration was good all day, so it just takes a lot out of you".
"I could've been a little bit closer, (but) I've got a shot going into tomorrow". I feel like I played well [Saturday].