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Early stumbles blunt charges by Tiger, Fowler at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler struggled to make a morning charge Saturday in the final holes of the rain-hit second round of the 100th PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 12th tee during the continuation of the weather-delayed second round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri on August 11, 2018
Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 12th tee during the continuation of the weather-delayed second round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri on August 11, 2018 (Getty/AFP)

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler struggled to make a morning charge Saturday in the final holes of the rain-hit second round of the 100th PGA Championship.

Woods was at 3-under overall and for the round after 13 holes with Fowler the highest player on the leaderboard yet to finish at 7-under but 2-under on the round.

Neither player had gained on leader Gary Woodland, who stood on 10-under par 130 after 36 holes.

Woods, a 14-time major winner in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, opened Saturday with a birdie at the par-5 eighth.

But he then sandwiched two five-foot par putt misses for bogeys at the 10th and 12th holes around a birdie from half that distance at the 11th.

Fowler began Saturday with a birdie at the 12th but fell back with a bogey at the par-3 13th to remain three adrift of Woodland.

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy birdied the eighth to open but parred his next five holes as he had the first seven playing alongside Woods.