Woods Retakes Control at PGA

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 14, 2009 6:44 PM CDT
Tiger Woods hits out of the rough off the 11th fairway during the second round of the 91st PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009.    (Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Just like that, Tiger Woods was back in control of the US PGA Championship today. Woods took advantage of the shortened par-4 14th and a poor finish by Ross Fisher, needing only two holes to turn a tie into a three-stroke lead. Woods, looking to win his first major of the year, was at 6 under through 14. Fisher and defending champion Padraig Harrington were at 3 under with Lucas Glover (70), Brendan Jones (70) and Vijay Singh (72).

Phil Mickelson, meanwhile, was in danger of missing the cut at the US PGA for the first time since 1995 after a second straight 2-over 74. The cut was projected to be 2 over when Mickelson finished, but was at 4 late in the afternoon. "I don't know if it will make it or not. I'm not going to beat many people putting the way I am," said Mickelson. "I've got to get this thing turned around."