The cold-blooded birdie on the par-3 16th — a laser four-iron and 6-footer that followed — just took the life right out of Adam Scott who was playing alongside him. Koepka’s three majors loom large.
Woods — from 11 feet — just misses the putt. Taps for par. That was a missed opportunity but hey still early. On to the 12th. On the par-3 11 219 yards…Woods goes flag-hunting! It flies the stick and stops about 6 feet above the hole. Just an absolute dart. He’ll have that for his first birdie of the day.
On the par 3 16 Koepka hits a 4-iron laser dead straight to 6 feet. Didn’t draw or cut a yard. Man what a shot. Scott is next and he shoves it into the rough right of the green. Tough to answer Koepka’s shot which just might win this for him.