"Every shot's so important out here, and you need to be able to play well".
"I'm exhausted. I am definitely exhausted", Woods said.
They also had a few technical difficulties throughout (including a ghost in the shot tracer that's plagued both online and broadcast coverage), and they zeroed in on group that were already available online as featured groups, which is a problem for more than just the PGA Championship but it's even more frustrating on this stage. And that was only half of the 156-man field.
Woodland still leads the way but there is a glut of talent close behind.
In the hunt: Jason Day.
"I know I can shoot around a 7 or 8 under around here".
Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters victor, didn't threaten the lead with his run at 62 but sank a seven-foot birdie putt at the par-3 16th to reach 7-under. "It was a long day".
His putting let him down on the par-four 15th as he three-putted from 12 metres.
Woodland would rather be leading, but in some ways it might be less pressure coming from behind.
Schwartzel's effort put him at seven-under alongside world number one Johnson, who collected five birdies over his last seven holes for a four-under 66. He came up short of the green, chipped too strong and made bogey for a 64, leaving him one shot out of the lead Friday. This one missed, and only later did Koepka realize it was for 62.
"My caddie said something walking off", Koepka said.
"I played pretty well". "We had such a tight relationship and, you know, he's a very calming influence on my golf game". Then disaster struck on the par-4 12th.
That par was the most disappointing of the 10 straight Woods made to finish his third round Saturday at the PGA Championship.
"I feel safe where my game is". There aren't putts that you're afraid that they're going to get away from you.
"That was enough to make me play a little more freely".
An amalgamation of history, tremendous golf and drama - all of it diced up by a crossroads of sorts for the career arc of so many different players. Of course, his play had everyone talking, but so did his support team.
"Greens are receptive, so my 4-iron stops as quick as his 7-iron", Kisner said. "But being receptive, that's my only hope".
No one paid more dearly than Woodland. He's the only player with three major top-10 efforts this year, with a best of fifth at the US Open.
When people mocked Erin Hills as an unworthy U.S. Open test, Koepka answered them two months ago by acing what the USGA conceded was an unfair test at Shinnecock Hills, and he became the sport's first back-to-back national champ since Curtis Strange three decades earlier.
It moved him to five under on his first weekend appearance at a major after making the cut. But Koepka proved as hard as the course was soft. This morning two birdies was my goal to get to six under. You don't have to be as precise.
"(Mostly) personal satisfaction; (victory) would be a great feeling for me and my family". It doesn't get much better. Thomas is the defending champion and has won twice this season. On a day like this, that meant losing ground.
It's similar to last month at Carnoustie, where Woods also trailed by four heading into the final, held the lead with eight holes to go and eventually tied for sixth, three strokes behind victor Francesco Molinari.
Midway through the afternoon round, the cut was projected to be even par. In conditions like Bellerive, no lead was safe. "I feel really good". "I'm not too anxious with what anyone else is doing out there", Woodland said.