Pga Championship, Tiger Woods passes cut



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Pga Championship, Tiger Woods passes cut

Many big players fall at the PGA Championship 2022 but not Tiger Woods: The Big Cat closes the third lap at -1 and passes the cut to Tulsa. Scottie Scheffer out. The new leader is the American Will Zalatoris. Molinari is there.

Tiger Woods, results

Zalatoris (leader with -9) today has a 12-stroke advantage over Tiger Woods and (perhaps) can sleep peacefully over this opponent. Second in Augusta last year (and sixth in 2022), Zalatoris - 25-year-old from San Francisco and best rookie on the PGA Tour in 2020-2021 - has only one shot on Chilean Mito Pereira (-8).

Third position (-6) for Justin Thomas who precedes Bubba Watson in the ranking, from 56th to fourth (-5) after having signed the best set of the day with a 63 (-7), the result of nine birdies and two bogeys. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy loses the leadership, fifth in the middle of the race (-4).

Jon Rahm, world n.2, joins Francesco Molinari in 41st place. However, proof of character and pride for Tiger Woods who, as already happened at The Masters, passes the cut and enters the final phase. In Oklahoma the Californian moved up from 99th to 53rd position thanks to a partial closed in 69 (-1), out of a total of +3.

"I am satisfied, albeit too far from the top positions," he said. Step back for Francesco Molinari. Twenty-seventh after the first 18 holes, the Turin player is now 41st (+2). Only one birdie and three bogeys for him.

Surprise for Scottie Scheffler who came out at the cut with a score of 146 (+6). He is the third player, after Severiano Ballesteros in 1986 and Dustin Johnson in 2021, to be eliminated - from world number 1 - in the PGA Championship.

In the USA, proof of character and pride for Tiger Woods who, as already happened at The Masters, passes the cut and enters the final phase of the PGA Championship, the second male Major of 2022. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Californian is halfway through the race.

climbed from 99 / a to 53 / a position (gaining 46) thanks to a partial closed in 69 (-1), out of a total of 143 (74 69, +3) hits. On the Southern Hills CC course (par 70), where 15 years ago it won the show for the fourth and last time, despite the strong wind that characterized the second round, The Big Cat (which for the 18 / a time in 22 attempts has removed the pass to play the last two laps of the competition) has made four birdies, with a bogey and a double bogey.

"I am satisfied, albeit too far from the top positions", commented the Californian who is 12 shots away from the top, with 131 (66 65, -9), from another American: Will Zalatoris.