SportsPulse: USA Today Sport Steve DiMeglio discusses the potential head-to-head showdown that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are currently planning.
Tiger Woods is back on the course Friday for the second round of the 100th PGA Championship, last season of the golf season.
98 of the world's top 100 players are at Bellerive Country Club this week, making it one of the best competition events of the season. Patrick Reed (Masters), Brooks Koepka (US Open) and Francisco Molinari (Open Championship) all look to their second big title of the year, while Jordan Spieth finally wants to finish his career grand slam.
After shooting on Thursday Woods beats ET at 14:48, alongside defending champion Justin Thomas and two-time champion Rory McIlroy. Follow the second round of Woods shot by shot.
Hole 5 – Par 4
BOOM . Tiger bombards this ride on the right side of the fairway. He is out there. Way, far away. This group is First Team All-Fun. Justin Thomas did not hit the fairway, but he also smoked his driver. Rory McIlroy followed his example.
Hole 4 – Par 4
Tiger pulls the driver here for the first time today and like yesterday he misses to the right. His approach is aggressive and finds the green on the leading edge, but slips back to the fringe. Wedge here for his third shot and he just burns the edge. He prepared to pump his fist, but knocked on par instead. 2-under 4 (2-under for the tournament)
Hole 3 – Par 3
Tigers tee on the short, 132-meter-long third hole nestles just a few meters from the pin. He drops the putt and marches with his second birdie in a row for the fourth tee to reach him 2-under 3 (2 under the tournament).
Hole 2 – Par 4
Another iron on No. 2 for TW and that's beautiful in the middle of the fairway. Tiger stopped his approach within 10 feet of the cup and set up a solid birdie chance. He did not have many chances yesterday morning and he looks much safer with his stroke today. Chirp chirp-chirping! He buries the birdie putt and falls on 1-under 2 (1-under for the tournament).
Hole 1 – Par 4
Drive iron from the tea and it flirts with some bunkers on the left side, but it's fine and on the fairway. No great effort on the approach, about 30 feet right off the needle. There is not much to say about that. Two-putt par. Noch 1 (Also for the tournament)