Tiger Woods has plenty of ground to make up as the second round of the PGA Championship continues on Friday at Oak Hill.
After sinking two birdies before the turn, Woods struggled on the par-5 fourth hole with a bogey, and double bogeyed his final hole after talking about the greens at Oak Hill speeding up before the tournament began.
At 1-over par 71, he’s now near the bottom of the standings in a tie for 47th, but can catch up to early leaders Jim Furyk, Adam Scott, and Lee Westwood when he tees-off at 1:45 p.m. ET.
Phil Mickelson already started his second round at 8:35 a.m., just 10 minutes after a weather warning was issued. Some thunderstorms are expected before noon, but Mickelson can still make up for the two double bogeys that spoiled his first round. The British Open champ started the first round with three birdies in the first five holes, but like Woods he struggled late on the fifth hole with a double bogey.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy finished far better than his star competitors in a tie for 22nd, with his five birdies overcoming four bogeys for a 1-under par 69. In his victory last year, McIlroy actually struggled mightily in the second round with a 3-over 75, but finished strong in the final two rounds when he birdied 13 of the last 36 holes.
McIlroy already began his second round at 8:15 a.m, and a full list of tee times can be found at the PGA Championship’s main site here.
A weather warning was issued at 8:25 a.m., and thunderstorms are expected until around noon. For the rest of the day it will be partly cloudy, with an isolated thunderstorm near the Rochester, N.Y. area later in the afternoon.
TNT will pick up television coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET
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