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Woods shoots 2 over but makes cut at PGA

Field Level Media
08 Aug 2020, 12:40 GMT+10

Despite a poor second round Friday, Tiger Woods made the cut at the PGA Championship in San Francisco.

The 15-time major winner shot a 2-over-par 72 in the second round, leaving him at even-par 140. Woods, 44, is tied for 45th heading into the weekend, eight strokes behind leader Haotong Li of China.

Woods opened with two bogeys -- at the par-3 third hole and the par-4 ninth hole -- as well as seven pars on the front nine. He logged his first birdie at the par-5 10th hole, chipping onto the green and sinking a 9-foot putt.

Any momentum gained vanished when he bogeyed both the par-4 13th and the par-4 15th holes, but he got a stroke back by making a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th hole.

Woods closed with consecutive pars to stay clear of the cut that claimed notables such as Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson and Spain's Sergio Garcia.

Neither of Woods' accomplished playing partners made major moves forward on Friday, either. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 69 to leave him at 1 under overall, tied for 31st, and Justin Thomas barely made the cut at 1 over after an even-par 70.

--Field Level Media

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