TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
  • Home
PGA Tour

 
                      === Scott 1 clear of Rose at PGA ===
 
 Rochester,  NY (Sports Network) - Adam Scott traded a birdie for a bogey three
 times  during his second  round Friday at the PGA Championship, but it was his
 other  two birdies that kept him atop the leaderboard midway through round two
 at Oak Hill.
 
 The Masters champ carded a 2-under 68 to finish two rounds at 7-under-par 133.
 
 While Scott was remaining atop the leaderboard, U.S. Open champion Justin Rose
 was  moving closer  to the  lead. Rose,  who played  alongside Scott  and Phil
 Mickelson, played the back nine in 2-over 37.
 
 Around  the turn, Rose  poured in six birdies for a 6-under 29. Added up, Rose
 carded a 4-under 66, which moved him into second place at minus-6.
 
 Former  major champions  Webb Simpson (64) and Martin Kaymer (68) are the next
 closest to the lead and in the clubhouse. That duo finished two rounds 4-under
 136.  Simpson's 64 matched  the course record that Ben Hogan first set in 1942
 and Curtis Strange matched in 1989.
 
 Scott  Piercy and Jason  Day both carded 71s to end 36 holes at minus-2, while
 Lee  Westwood (73)  and Zach Johnson (70)  were the final two players from the
 morning wave to finish in red figures at 1-under 139.
 
 Mickelson  had a  lone birdie on his  opening nine, then two bogeys on his way
 into the clubhouse for a round of 1-over 71. He finished two rounds at plus-2.
 
 The  morning wave, which  was also the late wave on Thursday, had the worse of
 the weather through two days. On Thursday afternoon, they had to sit out a 70-
 minute weather delay.
 
 On  Friday  morning, steady  rain fell  for a significant  period of time. The
 morning  rain  totaled 0.55 inches,  which raised the  total over the last two
 days to 0.92 inches.
 
 Scott started on No. 10 and birdied his opening hole. He later tallied birdies
 at  13  and 16 to  move to  8-under for the  championship. Scott stumbled to a
 bogey on the 17th.
 
 Around the turn, the Australian birdied the second, but gave that stroke right
 back with a bogey on the par-3 third. Scott birdied the next par-3, the sixth,
 but missed the green at seven and failed to get up and down for his par.
 
 Scott parred the last two holes to lead Rose by one.
 
 Rose  started  with bogeys on  the 10th  and 11th to  fall to even-par for the
 championship.  He birdied the short par-4 14th, but gave that stroke back with
 a bogey on the 18th.
 
 The  Englishman caught  fire  around the  turn. Rose  birdied  the first,  and
 followed with birdies on the second and third. He made it four birdies in five
 holes with a birdie on the fifth.
 
 Rose closed his round with birdies at eight and nine to end one back.
 
 The  afternoon wave  is well underway with Robert Garrigus moving into a share
 of  the lead as  he is 4-under par through nine holes to reach 7-under for the
 championship.
 
 Jason  Dufner  holed out for eagle  on the second  and also has two birdies to
 reach minus-6. Paul Casey and Matt Kuchar are at minus-5.
 
 Four-time  champion  Tiger Woods bogeyed the  second and is 2-over par for the
 championship. He parred one and three.
 
 The  cut  line currently  stands  at  plus-3.  If  it remains  there,  Nicolas
 Colsaerts,  Bubba Watson,  Luke Donald,  Geoff Ogilvy,  Nick Watney  and Lucas
 Glover  would be among those missing the cut. If the cut moves back to plus-2.
 Brandt Snedeker and Gary Woodland would be among those missing the weekend.
 
 Woody Austin ended at plus-4 after carding a 75 in round two. That 75 included
 four penalty strokes. Austin discovered on the third hole that he had too many
 clubs  in  his bag,  and he  was assessed a  2-shot penalty  for the first and
 second holes for completing those holes with an extra club in his bag.
 
 
 
 08/09 14:59:47 ET