PGA Championship: Tiger Woods Plays Okay in Round Two, But Now a Long-Shot to Win

By Andrew Fisher
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The 2013 PGA Championship was supposed to be Tiger Woods‘ tournament to lose. After playing some of his best golf last weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational, the world’s number one looked like he was finally ready to break his major streak. It’s of course been over five years since Woods has raised a major trophy above his head and now it seems the winless streak will continue in 2014 and possibly hit the six-year mark.

Tiger played well for most of the day Friday, but the problem was that multiple golfers had great days. Webb Simpson tied the course-low with a (64), while Jason Dufner came out of leftfield to shoot a new record-low (63), just hours later.

Woods again couldn’t put a string of good holes together. He birdied five and six back-to-back, but then failed to record consecutive birdies the rest of the round. He had a golden opportunity to make up some ground on 14 with an eagle shot, but he ended up three-putting to another par.

Tiger’s round didn’t end on a good note, either, as he bogeyed 18 to finish at (E) for the day. His (70) on Friday puts him at (+1) for the tournament and ten strokes off the lead.  The world’s number one is certainly alive heading into the weekend, but his chances of winning are very slim at this point. History (and common sense) tells us that Woods will not win this weekend at Oak Hill. Tiger is a front-runner and his (+1) score is nowhere near the lead.


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