Short 6th hole produces fireworks at PGA

Tiger Woods during Round 2 of the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods during Round 2 of the PGA Championship.


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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The place to be Friday night at the PGA Championship was on the short sixth hole. PGA officials moved the tee up from its usual 355 yards to 322, and player after player had a go at the green, many with 3-woods because of a strong wind at their backs.

Moving the tee up turned out to be a terrific move. On Thursday, most players teed off with an iron and drama was limited. Friday delivered fireworks, group after group.

J.B. Holmes drove it onto the green with a 3-wood and two-putted for birdie from 35 feet.

In the next group, Anthony Kim pitched in for eagle from 80 feet, from behind the green on the left.

Padraig Harrington two-putted for birdie from 50 feet.

And in the final group of the day to come through, Vijay Singh holed a 45-foot eagle putt after hitting the green with a 3-wood. Singh, exercising his option, made the eagle putt after the horn blew as darkness neared.

Tiger Woods, one of Singh’s playing competitors, wasn’t so fortunate. He lipped out a 4-foot birdie putt after driving into the valley in front of the green.

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