PGA Tour Updates – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, and Adam Scott

Tracking Tiger: Round 2 of the PGA Championship

Tiger Woods will have a lot of work to do to get himself in contention at the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

He begins the day eight shots in arrears: First-round co-leader Adam Scott shot a second-round 68 to get to 7 under par. That gave him the clubhouse lead.

LEADERBOARD: PGA Championship

Woods shot a first-round 1-over 71, thanks to a double bogey on his closing hole Thursday. He is playing with Keegan Bradley and Davis Love III.

We’ll track his progress throughout the day.

No. 7, 461 yards, par 4: Tiger’s tee shot with a fairway wood cuts and cuts but just not quite enough, and he ends up just inches into the intermediate cut of rough. Woods, from the rough and 201 yards out, couldn’t get it all the way to the green, and he is now short-sided and in another batch of thick rough, and there is a bunker between him and the green. Woods hits a very professional shot out of that thick rough … to within about 2 feet from par. Bradley makes birdie to get back to -2, and he is five back. Woods makes par … a good escape. he is even par, seven back. Continue reading

What We Learned about Golf at the 2013 Masters

Tiger Woods’ 2013 Masters similar to ones Greg Norman used to have

AUGUSTA – Australia celebrated. Tiger Woods Nation fretted.

The 2013 Masters, in some mind a lock for Woods to claim as his 15th major championship, had slipped away and when a dreary Sunday had passed, the story that mattered was a feel-good one, of Adam Scott finally breaking through in a tournament where his inspiration, the ill-fated Greg Norman, had found heartbreak so many times.

Now it’s Tiger who is feeling some of the Shark’s old pain.

Woods has now played a golf course’s worth of majors – 18 – since he last won one. And while his great play this year had sparked new optimism that he can catch the great Jack Nicklaus, this one will go down as a huge disappointment. Continue reading