In only one of Woods' 14 major titles did he come from as far back as six shots with 36 holes remaining - the 2005 Masters.
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.
Molinari, who became the first Italian player to win a major with his victory at Carnoustie last month, was three over par after seven holes of his opening round.
Woodland shot a second-round 66 to reach 10 under.
Playing partner McIlroy was a shot further back after returning a 67 when the delayed second round was completed on Saturday morning, but the four-time major victor got off to a poor start in round three.
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Those wayward tee shots caught up to him at the par-4 15th, his sixth hole, when he drove it into the thick rough. "It was a long day". He said there have been no physical issues since the week began with him taking ice baths to combat swelling.
"Guys are making birdie from everywhere", Woods said. "It's mentally grinding that hard for 29 holes in this heat". He birdied No. 7 and 8 before a bogey at No. 9.
After a two-putt birdie on the 17th Woods was faced with another lengthy putt on the last, but this time safely made par to complete a satisfactory morning's work. Johnson made two late bogeys for a 67.
Asked what Furyk's reaction to all the birdies was, Finau said, "He didn't say anything, but he was just shaking his head". "Being in Tiger's group is always exciting". 'It takes a lot out of you in this heat and it's more mental than physical. Hearing the crowd, and Tiger's performing great. He finished with 10 consecutive pars. Lefty missed the cut for the first time this year, the second time in a row at the PGA Championship, and that means he won't qualify for the Ryder Cup team for the first time since 1993, his first full year on the PGA Tour.
And the round was solid, perhaps something to build on.
"If you hit the ball in the right spots on the greens, there's not a single putt out here that you are afraid of, " he said. But he followed with a double-bogey to finish his first nine, added three bogeys and another double on the back, and promptly packed his bags. But there's no question what Woods will need to do. "The golf course is playing soft, it's gettable, you have to make birdies".
Both his 66s were compiled in the same fashion, shooting 31 for the front nine and 35 blows for the inward half. Seemed like everybody was between 2- and 4- or 5-under par. We're slowly getting back to where we want to be. This morning two birdies was my goal to get to six under.