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    • Tiger Woods struggled on Friday at Valhalla Golf Club and missed the cut. (David Cannon/Getty Images) Tiger Woods struggled on Friday at Valhalla Golf Club and missed the cut. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    Tiger Woods missed the cut Friday at the PGA Championship after shooting a 3-over 74 in Round 2. He combined to shoot 6 over during the first two rounds.

    Earlier this week, he said a pinched nerve caused back spasms that forced him to withdraw midway through the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last Sunday. He said the pain was in a different area than where he had surgery at the end of March.

    Woods had three bogeys, one double bogey and two birdies on Friday. He made only three birdies in 36 holes at Valhalla Golf Club.

    Earlier, Rory McIlroy walked off Valhalla Golf Club on Friday afternoon with the lead in the PGA Championship. The World No. 1 shot 4-under 67 in soggy conditions and was two shots ahead of Ryan Palmer.

    Tee times were delayed by 40 minutes at the start of the day because of an early-morning downpour, making Valhalla play long and soft in the second round. McIlroy, who started the day one shot off the lead, made three birdies, an eagle and two bogeys Friday.

    "I'm feeling good about my game. I'm confident," McIlroy said. "I didn't hit it quite as well as I did yesterday, but still really in control of my game and my emotions."

    He started the day with more of the impressive iron play that he displayed at the end of Thursday's first round. McIlroy made birdie on five of his final seven holes in the first round, then shot 3-under 33 on his first nine Friday. He missed just two greens in his first nine, rebounding from a bogey on No. 12 with a birdie at the short par-4 13th and an eagle at the par-5 18th, where he made a 30-foot putt.

    McIlroy missed five consecutive greens on Nos. 2-6, but made birdie on two of his final three holes, capping the round with a 15-foot birdie putt at Valhalla's ninth hole. 

    McIlroy is seeking his second consecutive major and third consecutive victory, having won The Open Championship and World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy's other major victories came at the 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGA Championship.


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    A CLOSER LOOK: RORY'S SECOND ROUND      
    Hole Fairway Green Putts Score To par Total Note
    10 No (0/1) Yes (1/1) 2 (2) 5 E -5 Two-putted from 12 feet
    11 ---- Yes (2/2) 2 (4) 3 E -5 Hit 190-yard tee shot to 22 feet
    12 No (0/2) No (2/3) 2 (6) 5 +1 -4 Hit approach in bunker; missed 10-footer
    13 Yes (1/3) Yes (3/4) 1 (7) 3 E -5 Bounces back with 12-foot birdie putt
    14 ---- No (3/5) 1 (8) 3 E -5 Made 7-footer for par
    15 No (1/4) Yes (4/6) 1 (9) 3 -1 -6 Made 15-footer for 2nd birdie in 3 holes
    16 Yes (2/5) Yes (5/7) 2 (11) 4 -1 -6 Hit 224-yard approach to 8 feet
    17 Yes (3/6) Yes (6/8) 2 (13) 4 -1 -6 Two-putted from 30 feet
    18 Yes (4/7) Yes (7/9) 1 (14) 3 -3 -8 Hit 212-yard second shot to 30 feet
    OUT 4/7 7/9 14 33 -3 -8 Took two-shot lead with eagle at 18
    1 Yes (5/8) Yes (8/10) 2 (16) 4 -3 -8 Has hit five consecutive greens
    2 No (5/9) No (8/11) 2 (18) 5 -2 -7 Misses fairway and green for 2nd bogey
    3 ---- No (8/12) 1 (19) 3 -2 -7 Made 5-footer after hitting tee shot in bunker
    4 Yes (6/10) No (8/13) 1 (20) 4 -2 -7 Barely missed green with wedge approach
    5 No (6/11) No (8/14) 1 (21) 4 -2 -7 Second sand save in three holes
    6 No (6/12) No (8/15) 1 (22) 4 -2 -7 Chipped to 3 feet after missing green with wood
    7 Yes (7/13) Yes (9/16) 2 (24) 4 -3 -8 Hit 2nd shot with fairway wood to 8 feet
    8 ---- Yes (10/17) 2 (26) 3 -3 -8 Hit tee shot on 174-yard hole to 21 feet
    9 Yes (8/14) Yes (11/18) 1 (27) 3 -4 -9 Closed with 15-foot birdie put
    IN 4/7 4/9 13 34 -1 -9 Birdied 2 of final 3 holes
    TOTAL 8/14 11/18 27 67 -4 -9 Four birdies, one eagle, two bogeys
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