Tiger Woods sneaks past cut at PGA Championship

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The top 70 will advance to Saturday and Sunday's final two rounds at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Starting from the 10th, Fleetwood covered the back nine in 31 with four birdies and picked up another shot on the first before dropping his first shot of the day on the next. That he is after not having a super-low round in the books this week makes me feel better and even more confident that he will accomplish the three-peat. Both times, he birdied the next hole.

The first PGA championship on the USA west coast since 1988 is being played without spectators because of the coronavirus restrictions. "I like where I am at", he said.

Fleetwood is seeking his first major title after finishing runner-up to Brooks Koepka in the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills and second behind Shane Lowry in last year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

Thomas, who felt he would have a chance this weekend if he could reach 10 under, began the back nine with a birdie but then made two bogeys over his final three holes for a two-under-par 68 that brought him to one under on the week. But nobody among the true contenders knows how to win the big one like the two-time defending champ and four-time major victor, and his unbending belief in himself in these situations will be the most lethal club in his bag. "I know that the guys got a lot stronger wind yesterday", he said.

"There's not as many (majors left) as when I first started playing", Woods said.

"Get ready for the (FedEx Cup) playoffs, and we have the U.S. Open after that".

The PGA Championship is only his fourth tournament of the year, and his second in the last six months because of the pandemic that shut down golf from March to June. On Saturday, he had only five birdie chances from inside 20 feet, converting the last two of them. When I've been in this position before, I've capitalised. The lack of fans could help ease the nerves, no noise or commotion to distract him from the task at hand.

Li Haotong, the first player from China to lead after any round at a major, was leading through 12 holes until his tee shot didn't come down from a tree. The largest 36-hole deficit he's ever overcome at a major is six strokes, at the 2005 Masters. Got a weekend of golf left.

But when asked if he thought he could still win this tournament, Woods responded as expected: "Yeah", he said. "They were firm coming into the greens, but they weren't putting as fast as they looked, and then as the day wore on, they got a little more fuzzy and got even slower, and I struggled even a little bit more hitting the putts hard enough".

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