Sport24.co.za | Early stumbles blunt charges by Tiger, Fowler

Sport24.co.za | Early stumbles blunt charges by Tiger, Fowler
Sport24.co.za | Early stumbles blunt charges by Tiger, Fowler

St. Louis - Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler struggled to make a morning charge on Saturday in the final holes of the rain-hit second round of the 100th PGA Championship

Woods was at 3-under overall and for the round after 13 holes with Fowler the highest player on the leaderboard yet to finish at 7-under but 2-under on the round. 

Neither player had gained on leader Gary Woodland, who stood on 10-under par 130 after 36 holes. 

Woods, a 14-time major winner in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, opened Saturday with a birdie at the par-5 eighth. 

But he then sandwiched two five-foot par putt misses for bogeys at the 10th and 12th holes around a birdie from half that distance at the 11th. 

Fowler began on Saturday with a birdie at the 12th but fell back with a bogey at the par-3 13th to remain three adrift of Woodland. 

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy birdied the eighth to open but parred his next five holes as he had the first seven playing alongside Woods.

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