Updated: 10/08/2012 23:14 | By pa.press.net

Woods gets taste of lead



Tiger Woods was on form at the USPGA

Tiger Woods was on form at the USPGA

Tiger Woods was among the players who had a taste of the lead on a day of high scores in the USPGA Championship at windy Kiawah Island.

Seeking a record-equalling fifth victory in the event and 15th major - it is now over four years since he added to his haul - Woods went to the turn in a one under par 35.

He led on his own following birdies at the second and fourth and single-putted the first five greens, but he could not get up and down at the short eighth and slipped back to four under.

As that happened overnight pacesetter Carl Pettersson hit back from bogeys on the 10th and 12th with a seven-foot birdie at the long 16th, his seventh hole of the day.

The Swede was five under as a result, one ahead of Woods and Fiji's Vijay Singh, at 49 trying to become the oldest major winner in history.

Singh was the only one of 78 players in the morning to break 70, his 69 lifting him no fewer than 28 places through the field.

Just two more - Phil Mickelson and Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey - broke the par of 72, Mickelson improving to level par with a 71 and Hoey's 70 taking him from six over to four over.

Compatriots Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell wished they could have matched Hoey's effort.

McDowell, four under overnight, fell back alongside Mickelson with a 76, while McIlroy slipped from joint second into a tie for eight on two under following bogeys at the fifth, seventh and 10th.

World number one Luke Donald's wait for a first major, meanwhile, looks certain to go on to next April after he could only match McDowell's round and fell back to six over.

He had to wait to see if he had survived the halfway cut, but even if he scraped through it was going to take something remarkable just to get back into the hunt.

7Comments
11/08/2012 19:56
avatar
Why don't people move on from this, this is now history and he as each person deserves to be forgiven and have another chance so to speak. I know he was not very good, a liar, bad axample to the sport etc, but please people move on...
11/08/2012 22:44
avatar
I think what happened in the past, is the past and all those slating him are just jealous as he is and always will be one of the greatest golfers in history...

What he did was wrong, but he has moved on with his life and so should all of you!!!!

11/08/2012 13:20
avatar
I can't comment on other news becuase it might be sensitive, if anyone thinks Knob sock will spend more money on anything, let alone sport for kids, they want their head feeling. This so called Man and his fellow jollies want f7575in shooting. It won't be long before we have more riots between the haves and have nots,plus their monkeys getting away with murder in the guise of special riot police with previous anger problems who beat their defenceless wives and old men up due to a lack of a sizeable portion of their feeble bodies..
       Somehow i remember something similar in the run up to the ****s taking power,Bullying, funny how history really does repeat itself!

11/08/2012 19:16
avatar

I agree with most,This idiot should be banned for life,He is not a role model,Tiger woods is a disgrace to his sport!, He is a cheating lier!

Come on msn why do you give time to Cheats and drug heads? You must have something better to report on! not this clown!

 

11/08/2012 19:16
avatar

I agree with most,This idiot should be banned for life,He is not a role model,Tiger woods is a disgrace to his sport!, He is a cheating lier!

Come on msn why do you give time to Cheats and drug heads? You must have something better to report on! not this clown!

 

11/08/2012 11:24
avatar

WHAT IS ALL THIS CRAP BELOW?????

WOODS FOR A START SHOULD BE BANNED FROM ALL COMPETITIONS CONSIDERING HIS RECENT DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR AS WELL.

 

MSM, I AM GETTING FED UP WITH ALL THIS RUBBISH APPEARING ON YOUR SITE.

Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

latest golf news

  • Tiger Woods is a doubt for the Open at Hoylake, where he won in 2006

    The world's best players will notice few changes when the Open Championship returns to Hoylake for the first time since 2006 this summer.

  • Ian Poulter believes Europe's Ryder Cup team is taking shape

    Ian Poulter believes European captain Paul McGinley will be delighted with the way his side is taking shape ahead of the Ryder Cup in September.

  • Ernie Els is looking for an upturn in fortunes at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Ernie Els is looking to kick-start his season at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after getting blown off track last week.

  • Peter Dawson will retire next September, it was announced on Tuesday

    Peter Dawson is to retire as chief executive of the R&A and secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews next year, it was announced on Tuesday.

  • Matt Kuchar celebrates chipping in from the bunker on the 18th as he won the RBC Heritage  AP

    Matt Kuchar holed a bunker shot on the 18th at the RBC Heritage to claim the title by one shot from Luke Donald who came up just short at Hilton Head yet again.

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez led from start to finish at the Greater Gwinnett Championship

    Miguel Angel Jimenez powered to victory on his Champions Tour debut after recording a two-shot win in the Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth.

  • Lee Westwood poses with the trophy after winning the Malaysian Open  AP

    Lee Westwood bounced back from his third-round blip to win the Maybank Malaysian Open by seven strokes after a storm-delayed final round.

  • Luke Donald has a two-shot lead  AP

    Luke Donald will take a two-shot lead into the final day of the RBC Heritage after an excellent five-under-par 66 on Saturday.

  • Michelle Wie claimed the third LPGA Tour title of her career  AP

    Michelle Wie claimed her third LPGA Tour title and her first in over three and a half years with victory in the Lotte Championship.

  • Lee Westwood holds a one-shot lead in Kuala Lumpur  AP

    Lee Westwood has a fight on his hands to claim a 13th win in Asia and 41st of his career after seeing a commanding lead almost wiped out by Andy Sullivan in the Maybank Malaysian Open.

  • KJ Choi shot to the top of the leaderboard at the RBC Heritage on a day where many players struggled

    KJ Choi shot to the top of the leaderboard at the RBC Heritage although much of the field will have to wait until Saturday to complete their second round after heavy rain in South Carolina forced play to be suspended midway through Friday.

  • Pablo Larrazabal carded a 68 in strange circumstances in Malaysia

    Lee Westwood took command of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Friday after Spain's Pablo Larrazabal survived the scariest moment of his career in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Matt Kuchar is in a three-way tie for the lead at the RBC Heritage  AP

    Matt Kuchar brought his form from last week's Masters into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head after opening with a five-under-par 66 to move into a three-way tie for the lead.

  • Lee Westwood claimed the early clubhouse lead in Malaysia

    Ryder Cup team-mates Lee Westwood and Nicolas Colsaerts rediscovered top form to set the pace in the first round of the weather-affected Maybank Malaysian Open on Thursday.

  • Graeme McDowell defends his title at Hilton Head this week

    Graeme McDowell will hope history repeats itself as he defends his RBC Heritage title at Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head this week.