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.

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11/08/2012 19:56
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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