Woods again fails to break par, trails by 10


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – For the second time in three majors Tiger Woods has failed to break par through two rounds, a fact aggravated by an Oak Hill layout that gave up a course-record round and 28 sub-par totals through two days.

Woods played the par 5s in even par for the second consecutive day and bogeyed the 18th hole for a 70 that left him tied for 39th at 1 over, 10 strokes out of the lead.

The world No. 1 clawed his way back to even par for the tournament with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 5 and 6, but took 32 putts, which ranked 125th in the field.

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The round continued Woods’ struggles at Oak Hill. In 2003 when the PGA Championship was last played at the upstate New York course he opened with rounds of 74-72, never broke par and tied for 39th.