Friday will go down in history as one of the most difficult rounds of the PGA Championship. The windy, humid day created an afternoon of scoring averages that were nearer to 80 than to par. Woods said it was very rough out on the course, saying a simple tap in could not even be taken for granted.
Woods said after his round that he was pleased to shoot under par for the round. He said when he started his round his goal was to shoot under par as it would be one of the better rounds of the day and a great score. He accomplished just that and now stands in a three-way tie for first place.
Winds on the afternoon averaged between 25 and 30 mph and gusted as high as 38. Just veteran VijaySingh was able to score in the 60s. In the first round on Thursday, 24 players scored in the 60s. At the midpoint of the tournament, just 10 players are sitting under par.
The second round scoring average was 78.11 and was the highest in the 94-year history of the PGA Championship. The weekend weather forecast shows that winds should only reach 20 mph on Saturday 15 mph on Sunday. Early scores in Saturday’s third round were much lower than on Friday.