McIlroy has already enjoyed a superb 2014 campaign, clinching two major titles among four wins worldwide.
Rory’s shot on the 14th hole clattered into a tree & landed into the front right pocket of a man’s shorts.
The coach controversially redesigned Woods’s swing but the American great has failed to win a major.
World No.1 McIlory trails the leading trio in the clubhouse by eight strokes after first round of The Barclays.
Tiger Woods has appeared on seven U.S. Ryder Cup teams between 1997 and 2012 but missed the 2008 edition.
At 25, he is the third-youngest golfer to win four majors, behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
Phil Mickelson narrowly missed out on a sixth major victory at the PGA Championship; made his way in to the US team.
Aged just 25, the Northern Irish world number one became the fourth youngest player to land four majors.
McIlroy, who won 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah, became the fourth youngest player to land four majors.
Mickelson has given himself a chance of winning a sixth major title as he trails tournament leader Rory McIlroy.
On Saturday, day of frequent lead changes, Rory finishes strongly to enter last round one ahead.
Back pain resurfaces as former world No. 1 fails to make cut at the PGA championship; Mcilory retains lead.
Tiger Woods has been a shadow of his former self since back surgery in late March.
The English world number five birdied four of the first seven holes to reach the turn in four-under-par 31.
British Open champ seizes the lead with an eagle to stay in the hunt for third Major on US soil.