How it happened: McIlroy wins PGA by 8 shots

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Tiger Woods bounced back Sunday morning after weather suspended the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday.

Woods salvaged a 2-over 74 to enter the final round five shots behind 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy.

But it was McIlroy who took control and Woods who faltered in the final 18 holes of the day, as McIlroy turned in a final-round, 6-under 66 to win by eight strokes at 13 under and set the PGA Championship record for margin of victory.

Woods shot even-par 72 to finish at 2 under. Woods failed to shoot an under-par score on the weekend at a major this year.

McIlroy's path to major glory was a little different than last year's U.S. Open victory. But his eight-shot victory at Kiawah matches his winning margin at Congressional. Also, with the win, Rory reclaims the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.

It was an impressive final round to say the least for McIlroy, who made six birdies and no bogeys. He drained a 25-footer for birdie on No. 18 to cap the victory.

See how the ending played out and how McIlroy captured his second major, and also see a shot-by-shot overview of Tiger's third and fourth rounds:

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Rory Tracker

With Tiger out of contention, we'll track Rory for the remainder of his round. McIlroy has a six-shot lead with three holes to go. Still interested in Tiger? We'll still keep you up-to-date on him below.

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No. 18, par 4, 501 yards

Rory has played really, really well today. He's just left the field in the dust on this back nine. He's up by seven strokes, so he has an extremely comfortable cushion to say the very least.

Off the tee: Rory hits 3-wood and still crushes it down the middle.

Approach shot: Rory's final approach finds the front of the green about 25 feet from the hole.

On the green: Rory drains the birdie to set the record for all-time margin of victory.

RORY ON THE ROUND: 6 under (Thru 18 holes, 13 under for the tournament)

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No. 17, par 3, 223 yards

Two more holes stand between Rory and his second major title.

Off the tee: Rory misses long and left, as his ball trickles off the green and into the rough.

Around the green: He has a good lie and Rory runs it up to about 7 feet.

On the green: He's made pretty much every putt today and this one is no different. Bottom of the cup to save par.

RORY ON THE ROUND: 5 under (Thru 17 holes, 12 under for the tournament)

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No. 16, par 5, 581 yards

Rory just needs to avoid a complete meltdown and he'll win his second major. His drive has been incredible on par 5s today. He's just crushed it every time.

Off the tee: Rory's driver just pounds this ball 350 yards up the fairway. Monster drive.

Second shot: Rory has just 239 yards in and hits iron into a sandy area just to the left of the green.

Third shot: Rory really wants this tournament. His third shot out of the sand rolled to about 5 feet.

On the green: Make that five birdies on the day for Rory, who calmly sinks his 5-footer.

RORY ON THE ROUND: 5 under (Thru 16 holes, 12 under for the tournament)

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Tiger Tracker

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FINAL ROUND

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No. 18, par 4, 501 yards

Tiger needs birdie to complete his first under-par round on a major weekend in 2012.

Off the tee: Tiger drives it a long ways down the fairway.

Approach shot: Last approach shot of the tournament for Tiger and he finds the green about 20 feet from the hole.

On the green: Tiger misses left and settles for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: Even (Thru 18 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

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No. 17, par 3, 223 yards

That last bogey drops Tiger to even on the day – not the kind of round Tiger was hoping for.

Off the tee: Tiger puts his tee shot to 45 feet.

On the green: Tiger runs the birdie 3 feet by to the left and makes par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: Even (Thru 17 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

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No. 16, par 5, 581 yards

Last par 5 of the day and Tiger will surely try to bomb this one. What does he have to lose?

Off the tee: Tiger hooks it a bit left. He poses hoping for a kick and doesn't get it. He slams the driver off the ground and then holds it all the way down the fairway.

Second shot: Tiger ends up in some long rough and takes a drop.

Third shot: He's hitting this shot blind. It's a rocket that finds the fairway.

Fourth shot: Tiger takes wedge and gets it to about 8 feet for a chance at an up-and-down par.

On the green: Tiger has a good look, but he pulls it left and makes bogey.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: Even (Thru 16 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: What an impressive round by Seung-Yul Noh, who just finished up a 7-under 65 He finishes at even for the championship.

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No. 15, par 4, 444 yards

Everyone is pretty much playing for second place now that Rory McIlroy has a tight grip on the lead. Tiger is just two back of runner-up heading into No. 15.

Off the tee: Tiger hits driver and loves it. He hammered that one right down the throat.

Approach shot: Tiger goes wedge and sticks it to about 20 feet to set up a birdie putt.

On the green: Tiger continues the trend, missing short and just right. The ball bounced after about 2 feet. Tiger says to himself, "hit the [expletive] thing." He taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 15 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Adam Scott falls back to 2 under after a double bogey on No. 13. Also, Ian Poulter just misses out on a ninth birdie at No. 16.

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No. 14, par 3, 238 yards

This hole is set up all the way back – 248 yards to be exact. The wind is blowing from right to left. The pin's in the back-left portion of the green.

Off the tee: Tiger goes long iron and finds the dance floor. He's safely in the middle, but Tiger's body language hints that he wanted more.

On the green: Facing 30-footer for birdie, Tiger puts a nice stroke on this one. It starts backing up like it;s going to drop, but stops right on the lip, again. Tiger taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 14 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Shades of Congressional. Rory McIlroy is blowing this thing open after making a 10-footer for birdie at No. 12. He's 11 under and six shots up on Ian Poulter and Carl Pettersson.

• • •

No. 13, par 4, 497 yards

Tiger is not looking good on the greens at all. This may sound crazy, but if Tiger birdies out, he'll have a chance.

Off the tee: Tiger stripes it down the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: It's pretty quiet, even after Tiger finds the green with this shot. He has a 30-footer for birdie.

On the green: Tiger misses right again. Good speed, but still doesn't fall. Another par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 13 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory now leads by five after Ian Poulter bogeys his third straight hole at No. 15. Also, Justin Rose is done at 4 under after a final-round, 6-under 66.

• • •

No. 12, par 4, 412 yards

Tiger's chances of winning are all but gone as he's seven shots back.

Off the tee: Tiger hits 5-wood and drills it up the middle.

Approach shot: Tiger made a great shot from near this spot yesterday and makes another today. He hits it to 5 feet.

On the green: Tiger can't buy a putt this afternoon. He misses left. That one was poor. Very disappointing par for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 12 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Big up and down for Rory on No. 10, who sticks his sand shot to less than a foot and taps in for par. He leads by three at 10 under after Ian Poulter's bogey at No. 13.

Also, where did Keegan Bradley come from? The defending champ is 4 under after starting the afternoon at even par and has climbed to T-5.

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No. 11, par 5, 593 yards

Crucial par save for Tiger, who gets another crack at a par 5. He's 2 under on par 5s this afternoon. Wind is picking up.

Off the tee: Driver for Woods, who hits the fairway with a nice little poke. He twirls his club – it's safe to say he liked that one.

Second shot: Tiger goes for it with fairway wood. It goes way left of the green and into the sand dunes.

Third shot: Tiger's in some rough stuff and can only advance the ball about 15 yards. He's still in the rough.

Around the green: Tiger chips up on to the green, but scoops it a little and leaves it about 12 feet short.

On the green: Tiger can't save this one. He misses left. That's a bogey.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 11 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory still has yet to bogey thanks to a huge up and down on No. 9. McIlroy, who has three birdies this afternoon, makes the turn at 10 under. He's just two strokes ahead of Ian Poulter, though, after Poulter sinks a birdie at No. 12. Poulter has an incredible eight birdies in 12 holes this afternoon.

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No. 10, par 4, 447 yards

Tiger makes the turn six strokes better than he did in the third round. He has a lot of work to do, though, if he wants to catch Rory.

Off the tee: Tiger elects for driver and send it way left and onto a sandy cart path. That one warrants a "fore!"

Approach shot: Tiger's some 30 yards left and has a bunch of fans surrounding him as he sets up. He has a good lie and takes a big swing. He doesn't have a clear view of the green thanks to a fence on his left, and his ball ends up in the right sandy area. He'll have some more work to do.

Around the green: He's in sand about pin high. He runs his shot, however, about 8 feet past. He'll have that for par.

On the green: Another big par save, but it's still not what he wants. Tiger needs some birdies quickly.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (Thru 10 holes, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Justin Rose is making quite the charge. He's now T-4 at 4 under thanks to seven birdies today. He just birdied No. 14 to get to 6 under on the round.

Also, Ian Poulter moves to 7 under after birdie at No. 11. That's seven birdies for Poulter as well. Carl Pettersson gains a shot too, moving to 6 under after a birdie at No. 7.

There are just two golfers currently in the top 25 who are in the middle of over-par rounds: Vijay Singh (1 over through nine holes) and Trevor Immelman (2 over through eight).

• • •

No. 9, par 4, 494 yards

A weather warning was just posted at Kiawah. It's just a warning, but still something to keep an eye on with the leaders still yet to make the turn.

Off the tee: Tiger goes 5-wood and again, just like this morning, lets go of his right hand. It goes left into the rough as Tiger winces, likely in anger.

Approach shot: Tiger keeps the 5-wood in his hand and gets it way up in the air. It goes right of the green, however.

Around the green: Enough room to work with here and Tiger makes a solid chip, running it about 5 feet left of the hole.

On the green: Another up and down for Tiger, who saves par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (Thru 9 holes, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory has an eagle putt at the par-5 seventh and puts it close, resulting in an easy birdie. He's now 10 under and four shots clear of second.

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No. 8, par 3, 198 yards

We'll see now if that latest birdie can get Tiger's putter going. He bogeyed this par 3 in each of the last two rounds after making birdie on Thursday.

Off the tee: The wind still blowing from the left and toward the tee box. Tiger ends up in the right sandy area for the second straight day. That ball didn't get high at all.

Around the green: Tiger's in a sandy area, but delivers a confident swing and ends up 2 feet from the cup.

On the green: Up-and-down par for Tiger. Great save.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (Thru 8 holes, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: After chunking a chip and bogeying the par-4 sixth hole, Adam Scott bounces back with birdie on No 7 to move back to 4 under.

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No. 7, par 5, 579 yards

Tiger seems to be reading too much break on these putts. He will try to avoid getting into trouble again at this par 5 after bogeying the hole yesterday by missing right.

Off the tee: Tigers chooses driver. He hits it left, but it doesn't cut back enough and finds the rough. That's the first missed fairway of the day for Tiger.

Second shot: Tiger shouts into his towel. Expletives not fit for print can be heard. He first decides to hit fairway wood out of left rough, but the switches to iron and lays up in fairway.

Third shot: About 85 yards out, Tiger hits sand wedge to the back of the green and watches the ball roll back slightly to about 10 feet.

On the green: Tiger finally gets one to drop, as he birdies another par 5. He needed that.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (Thru 7 holes, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Carl Pettersson now has two straight birdies after being notified of the two-stroke penalty on No. 1. He just birdied No. 5 to move to 5 under.

Meanwhile, Ian Poulter makes his first mistake, making bogey at No. 8 to fall back to 6 under.

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No. 6, par 4, 480 yards

Tiger is getting good looks, but can't take advantage as Rory continues to distance himself from the field. This is the deepest tee of the tournament at No. 6, which marks the first of eight holes where players will be hitting into the wind.

Off the tee: Tiger opts for fairway wood and hits it down the middle of the fairway. He's been solid off the tee so far.

Approach shot: Facing the wind, Tiger switches to a 9-iron and hits a great draw to about 10 feet.

On the green: Tiger leaves it right and makes another par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 6 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: The ruling is in on Carl Pettersson's shot out of the hazard on No. 1. It's going to be a two-stroke penalty for grounding his club in a hazard. Video showed him hitting a leaf during his backswing. So make that a double bogey instead of par at the first hole for Pettersson, who drops to 3 under after the penalty, but then rebounds with birdie on No. 4 to move back to 4 under.

Also, Ian Poulter just misses an eagle at No. 7 and settles for birdie. He has six birdies in seven holes today and sits two shots back of Rory at 7 under.

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No. 5, par 3, 188 yards

Big galleries at Kiawah today. Tiger now moves to the first par 3 of the day and a hole his bogeyed in Round 3.

Off the tee: Tiger hits 5-iron into the wind. The ball hits the slope and settles on the green about 20 feet from the cup.

On the green: Tiger judges the speed correctly, but misses 3 inches to the right. He needs those to start dropping. And again, Tiger settles for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 5 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ian Poulter's birdie streak ends at five as he misses one just right at No. 6.

Also, Rory has stretched his lead back to three after a birdie at No. 3. He avoided the tree this time, driving right of the green. He then stuck his chip shot about 6 feet right and drained the birdie putt.

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No. 4, par 4, 458 yards

Tiger gives his ball to a disabled man after that par putt. Classy move from Tiger, who is charged up after that last putt.

Off the tee: Tiger elects for iron here. He hammers it and finds the fairway. Another great tee ball.

Approach shot: Tiger goes right at the flag. Great trajectory, but it ends up just short and runs up onto the edge of the green.

On the green: Tiger has a big, breaking right-to-left putt and leaves it on the lip again. He's two revolutions from 5 under. Another par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 4 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ian Poulter continues to put on a clinic, draining an 8-footer for birdie on No. 5. That's five straight birdies to start the round for Poulter, who is 6 under, two behind Rory, who got into trouble on his tee shot at No. 2, but ended up rallying for birdie to move to 8 under.

Also, Phil Mickelson has two straight birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 to move to 1 under. Adam Scott birdied No. 3 to move to 4 under. And Carl Pettersson is facing a possible two-stroke penalty for moving a loose impediment on his backswing in a hazard on No. 1. Officials are still deliberating, though.

• • •

No. 3, par 4, 390 yards

Just like it was for the third round, this par 4 is drivable again – it's 297 yards. Can't imagine Tiger takes the risk, though.

Off the tee: Tiger decides on 6-iron and finds the right side of the fairway. Smart decision as he has a great angle to the hole.

Approach shot: Tiger nukes it over the green with a wedge. It's not an easy chip from there. Maybe now Tiger is wishing he'd tried to drive the green.

Around the green: Iffy chip from Tiger that doesn't run out enough. He has about 12 feet left for par.

On the green: After Vijay bogeys to fall to 1 under and Hanson birdies to move to 4 under, Tiger sinks his par putt. Huge save and Tiger knows it, as he gives another fist pump.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 3 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ian Poulter is on fire. He's got four birdies to begin his round and is 5 under, just two shots behind Rory.

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No. 2, par 5, 557 yards

That last miss will cost Tiger. Now to the first par 5 of the day. This is a must-birdie hole. It's really hot here at Kiawah. Tiger's already drenched in sweat.

Off the tee: Tiger chooses driver and delivers with the wind coming from the right. He cuts the corner and finds another fairway.

Second shot: Now there's a shot from Tiger, who hits 5-wood and puts it 15 feet from the flag. He rarely shows positive emotion from the fairway, but he gives a big fist pump. He's very happy about that one.

On the green: Tiger's facing a good opportunity for eagle. It's a right-to-left putt and Tiger puts a good stroke on it. Good speed, too, but It just misses right of the lip. Tiger falls to his knees before tapping in for birdie.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (Thru 2 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: How about Ian Poulter so far? He's started with three straight birdies to move to 4 under. Everyone has teed off now, including leader Rory McIlroy, who just missed birdie at No. 1.

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No. 1, Par 4, 396 yards

Tiger begins his final round wearing the same outfit he had on this morning: red shirt, black pants, black shoes and a black hat. He's grouped with Vijay Singh and Peter Hanson. Tiger was much better this morning than he was yesterday, so we'll see if he can make a move with 18 holes left.

Off the tee: Tiger gets a huge applause. He pulls out the 5-wood and cuts a nice ball into the fairway. Good start.

Approach shot: From the middle of the fairway, Tiger has a good look at back-right pin. He takes wedge here and sticks it pin high, about 10 feet from the hole. Tiger really studied that one and it paid off.

On the green: Tiger opens with par after missing his birdie putt. He burns the edge, missing right. Missed opportunity.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: Even (Thru 1 hole, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Peter Hanson birdies No. 1 to move to 3 under. Ian Poulter is also at 3 under after birdies on his first two holes.

Also, Bubba Watson was 4 over after two rounds. He has since rocketed up the leaderboard. Watson just birdied the par-3 fifth to move to T-21 at even par. He shot 2-under 70 yesterday and is already 2 under today.

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ROUND 3

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No. 18, par 4, 501 yards

One more hole for Tiger, who needs to birdie at No. 18 to make up for that last bogey and cap his third round on a high note. He could definitely use the momentum.

Off the tee: Tiger hits driver and powers it down the middle. The ball just missed a small sandy area in the middle-right of the fairway and ends up being a huge drive for Woods.

Approach shot: Tiger has about 152 yards in after a super long drive. He lands it about 15 feet right of the flag.

On the green: He really needs this one. The putt stays right and is a little short. Tiger taps in for par to finish a 2-over 74 – great save on the back nine for Tiger this morning.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 over (Thru 18 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

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No. 17, par 3, 223 yards

Tiger has birdie both of the par 5s this morning. Now comes the toughest hole on the course. It's a little shorter today: 219 yards. Water is very much in the picture to the front and right of the green.

Off the tee: Tiger goes with 8-iron here and it goes left into a sandy area.

Around the green: Tough shot out of the sand for Tiger, who runs it by just right of the hole to about 15 feet.

On the green: This one will break left. Tiger doesn't respect it enough and misses right. Disappointing bogey right there.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 over (Thru 17 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay also bogeys and falls to 2 under. Also, Rory McIlroy is finished with his third round. He's got the lead at 7 under after his 5-under 67.

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No. 16, par 5, 581 yards

The sight of Tiger limping is never a good sign. Luckily, it was just a cactus and Tiger appears just fine. That last birdie miss hurt a little, but Tiger playing much better. The par-5 16th has played favorable recently, as Carl Pettersson just birdied it to move to 5 under. Rory also had a birdie – and look at eagle – earlier today.

Off the tee: Tiger opts for driver and hammers it down the left side. It hits rough at first before kicking into the fairway. Tiger quickly picks up his tee, which is always a good sign.

Second shot: Vijay gets on the dance floor in two. Now it's Tiger's turn. With 230 yards left in, Tiger hits a towering 5-iron and gets it on the green about 25 feet from the cup. Eagle chance.

On the green: After Vijay two-putts for birdie to get back to 3 under, Tiger faces a delicate, downhill eagle putt. He leaves it a foot short and slightly to the left. Easy birdie for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 over (Thru 16 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Carl Pettersson has a bad miss for par on No. 17 and bogeys to drop to 4 under. Meanwhile, Adam Scott makes a clutch 5-footer for par to end his third round. He's 3 under after carding a 2-under 70.

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No. 15, par 4, 444 yards

Tiger just misses out on another opportunity for birdie. He's got the wind behind him now at 7 mph.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver and hits it way right. He looses his club after impact. His ball goes over the spectators some 20 yards right of the fairway and finds some overgrown grass and sand. He asks the official if there is a hazard over there, but he's fine. He'll still have a chance at the green after a 328-yard drive.

Approach shot: Not a horrible lie and Tiger muscles it onto the green. The ball lands well past the hole but spins back to about 18 feet.

On the green: After Tiger's approach, he gets some cactus stuck in his right leg. He starts limping badly before getting it out. He's fine, gives his leg a little rub and laughs a little about it. Before he attempts his putt, Vijay chunks two shots from the rough before getting it on the green. Tiger gives it a nice line but leaves it a foot short. Short tap-in again for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 over (Thru 15 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Awful hole for Vijay, who doubles to drop back to 2 under.

Also, Graeme McDowell started the day pretty strong. He had three straight birdies on Nos. 14-16. But he closed his round with a double at No. 18 and is 1 under heading into the final round.

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No. 14, par 3, 238 yards

Tiger is starting to turn it around. He's looking more confident with the putter as well. Now he'll have to figure things out at No. 14, a hole that has troubled him this tournament. Tiger hasn't found the green off the tee at this hole yet.

Off the tee: With the wind at his back, Tiger finds the green for the first time this tournament. He'll have a 20-footer for birdie.

On the green: Tiger reads it from every angle, but leaves his birdie putt about 18 inches short. Short tap-in for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 over (Thru 14 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay misses a 10-footer for par and drops to 4 under. Meanwhile, Rory now has a three-shot cushion after a birdie on No. 16.

Another tough break for Adam Scott, who had another one lip out for par at No. 16. He'd bogey the hole to fall back to 3 under.

• • •

No. 13, par 4, 497 yards

Crowd is starting to fill in as Tiger still tries to get some momentum going. No. 13, which has water all the way down the right side, was a trouble hole for Tiger on Thursday, as he bogeyed, but he made par here Friday. There's a slight breeze blowing into the player's face.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the middle of the fairway, just short of a sandy area in the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: Tiger hits 8-iron and sticks it to about 10 feet. Great birdie chance coming up.

On the green: Tiger watches Vijay leave his long birdie putt from the fringe about a foot short and then tap in for par. Now Woods steps up to his ball and drains it. Another big birdie, especially on a difficult hole.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 over (Thru 13 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Carl Pettersson misses a 15-footer for par on No. 13 to drop back to 4 under. He's now two shots behind Rory, who just drained a 10-footer for birdie at No. 15 to move into sole possession of the lead at 6 under.

• • •

No. 12, par 4, 412 yards

Well, that's a start. Tiger needs to keep the momentum going. He's birdied this hole twice already this tournament.

Off the tee: Tiger opts for 5-wood and cuts a stinger up the left side. He's already looking more comfortable.

Approach shot: Tiger finds the green, but he's well right of the pin. His shot warrants a "come on Tiger" from Woods.

On the green: Tiger putting uphill again – this time it's some 30 feet – and he leaves it about a foot short. Tiger taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 over (Thru 12 holes, 1 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: So far today, Rory isn't looking as sharp as he was yesterday. He's already missed a couple short- to mid-range putts, including a 5-footer for par on No. 13, where he bogeyed to drop to 5 under.

Also, Vijay leaves his 8-footer for par short and bogeys to fall to 5 under.

• • •

No. 11, par 5, 593 yards

Tiger must be thinking eagle here, but just two pars at this hole so far this tournament.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls out the driver and smacks it down the left side. Tiger isn't in love with it, as he shouts, "one yard!" The ball just finds the left rough.

Second shot: Eagle is unlikely now as Tiger has to lay up, sending a bullet up the fairway.

Third shot: Tiger hits sand wedge at the front-left pin. He'll have about 6 feet for birdie.

On the green: Facing an uphill putt, Tiger asks Lacava for help. Every putt means something now and Tiger gets it. That's his first birdie of the day.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 over (Thru 11 holes, 1 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay moves back into a share of the lead by draining his birdie putt. Also, Carl Pettersson got a birdie at No. 11 in the group in front of Vijay and Tiger to move to 5 under.

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No. 10, par 4, 447 yards

Tiger catches cart to No. 10. He's already drenched in sweat as he begins his back nine. He's 1 under with four birdies on the back so far this tournament. His body language isn't good, either.

Off the tee: Again driver for Tiger. He smashes this one right down the middle.

Approach shot: Tiger and Vijay share a laugh walking up the fairway. After Singh hits his second shot left, Tiger hits 9-iron and attacks the front pin location. The ball i dead on the stick upon landing, but spins back off the green. Tough break.

Around the green: With one foot in the sandy area and one foot out, Tiger chips from the rough and nearly holes it. The ball runs an inch left and 2 feet by.

On the green: Another par for Tiger, who was so close to getting one back.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 4 over (Thru 10 holes, even for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay chunks one in the bunker and ends up with bogey on No. 10 to drop back to 5 under. Also, Adam Scott has dropped back to 4 under, two shots back of Rory, after a bogey at No. 11.

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No. 9, par 4, 494 yards

It's hot and muggy today at Kiawah, but there's blue skies and just a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. There's not a big crowd following Tiger right now as he walks to No. 9, a hole he made par at the previous two rounds. He needs to get hot, and in a hurry.

Off the tee: Tiger goes with driver and hits it hard, but it goes left. Tiger tried to cut the corner and found a sandy area.

Approach shot: Tiger tries to attack the pin, but ends up short in another sandy area. He'll have a tough chip ahead. There's no wind right now.

Around the green: From the sand, Tiger chips to about 4 feet.

On the green: Tiger makes his par putt.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 4 over (Thru 9 holes, even for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay Singh stays at 6 under and in a tie with Rory McIlroy for the lead after making a 10-footer to save par.

• • •

No. 8, par 3, 198 yards

Everything is off today for Tiger. Now comes a hole that he bogeyed yesterday. Bad weather is rolling in, too.

Off the tee: Tiger goes 8-iron and it lands about a foot too short and runs off the front-right side. Tough break.

Around the green: Tiger chips it up to about 6 feet. Then the horns blow. Weather delay starts now.

On the green: We picks things up here Sunday morning. Tiger and Vijay are already on the green. They will resume play at 7:45 a.m. EDT with Tiger facing a huge par putt. Woods is wearing his usual Sunday-red shirt along with black pants, black shoes and a black hat. Tiger takes some time on this putt, but it lips out. He just pulls it and now settles for bogey.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 4 over (Thru 8 holes, even for the tournament)

• • •

No. 7, par 5, 579 yards

Tiger continues to struggle on the greens, missing another potential birdie putt. Making matters worse, Rory McIlroy is playing lights out with five birdies in seven holes.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver here and with the wind blowing left to right, he hammers it right. It finds a sandy area.

Second shot: From an awkward stance, Tiger hits this directly right and into the crowd. Not far at all. He better get another signed glove ready.

Third shot: Tiger has a deep lie. He rips it with an 8-iron and finds the left sand.

Around the green: Tiger is visibly frustrated walking toward the green. He has his club gripped with two hands looking like he wants to break it in half. He throws his towel at his bag before hitting his fourth shot from the sand. He's barking at himself, too. He hits the flagstick, but it bounces off about 10 feet right.

On the green: Tiger makes another bogey after missing his par putt. Tiger not looking good at all today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over (Thru 7 holes, 1 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay Singh makes a 30-footer for birdie to move to 6 under. He's now tied for the lead with Rory McIlroy, who bogeyed No. 9.

Also, Adam Scott has moved to 5 under after making a 45-footer for birdie at No. 9. It was his third birdie in a row and fourth of the day.

• • •

No. 6, par 4, 480 yards

Tiger is reeling after a second consecutive bogey. He has to get things figured out quickly as Vijay and Rory continue to get farther and farther away.

Off the tee: This is a good start. Tiger hits 3-wood and likes it immediately. He's on the fairway.

Approach shot: From the middle of the fairway, Tiger can attack here. He sends it past the hole, but will still be putting for birdie.

On the green: Tiger reads it correctly, but leaves it short from about 30 feet. He makes a 2-footer for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (Thru 6 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy moves into the outright lead after chipping to about 3 feet and making birdie at the par-5 seventh, and then sticking his tee shot at the par-3 eighth to about 6 feet to set up another birdie. He's 5 under today and 7 under for the championship.

• • •

No. 5, par 3, 188 yards

Tiger is lathered in sweat, down a stroke and has already autographed two gloves. Not a good start.

Off the tee: Tiger double-crosses a 5-iron left. He looks all out of sorts.

Around the green: Tiger is left of the green, but makes a solid chip. He leaves it about 8 feet short. He'd rather that than miss long.

On the green: Tiger makes another bad putt to try and save par. Make that a second straight bogey. He's three back now.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (Thru 5 holes, 2 under for the tournament)

• • •

No. 4, par 4, 458 yards

A day after the putter saved him, it's costing Tiger so far today. He did birdied this hole yesterday. Lots of people following Tiger. The gallery is about 12-people deep with plenty of people hanging in trees at some of the holes.

Off the tee: Tiger hits 5-wood left and into the gallery. He's not too far off the fairway, but anytime you knock it into the crowd it isn't a good shot.

Approach shot: Tiger's ball actually hits a fan. The fan is OK, however, and Tiger signs a glove and they shake hands. Now back to work. Tiger has a bad lie and muscles it out. He grunts as the ball goes left of the green.

Around the green: Tiger's ball again hits a fan – this time it's a kid and another signed glove is in order. He chunks his third shot, however, and then has to chip again, putting it about 3 feet past. He'll have that for bogey.

On the green: Tiger makes bogey, but is not happy.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (Thru 4 holes, 3 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy is in a rhythm early on. He sticks his tee shot at the par-3 fifth hole to about 3 feet and calmly sinks his third birdie of the day to move into a share of the lead at 5 under.

• • •

No. 3, par 4, 390 yards

Suspect start for Tiger. Those two holes were both birdie holes. The tee is moved up about 70 yards, making the green reachable. But as we saw with Rory's tee shot, if one tries for the green, a few tress come into play.

Off the tee: The crowd groans when Tiger doesn't grab his driver, but he puts his 3-iron right down the fairway. Safe, but smart shot.

Approach shot: Great approach from Tiger, who gets some backspin on this one and watches it roll back to about 3 feet. Great chance at birdie from here.

On the green: Not a good stroke for Tiger, who pulls his short birdie putt. He collects himself and saves par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (Thru 3 holes, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Carl Pettersson has dropped a shot after bogey at No. 3 just in front of Tiger's group. He's at 3 under now. His playing competitor, Ian Poulter, birdied the hole to move to 4 under.

Also, Adam Scott holes a shot from the sand to birdie No. 5. He moves to 2 under.

• • •

No. 2, par 5, 557 yards

Vijay's birdie start put Tiger one shot back now. Tiger took a chance at No. 2 yesterday and it paid off as he made birdie. He's actually birdied this hole in each of his two previous rounds.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls out the driver after a chat with caddie Joe Lacava. He hammers it down the middle of the fairway.

Second shot: Tiger's drive was about 60 yards shorter than his one yesterday, but he's still 35 yards ahead of Vijay. With a fairway woods, Tiger goes too long and finds the back-left sandy area.

Third shot: With the wind starting to pick up, Tiger gets it out of the sand and to about 20 feet.

On the green: Tiger's put hits the right side of the cup – a little too hard – and lips out to the left. He makes a 2-footer for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (Thru 2 holes, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy's tee shot on No. 3 lodges into a dead tree that guards the front of the green. He has to take an unplayable, but ends up saving par by making a nice 8-footer.

Also, Aaron Baddeley is 2 under today through four holes and has climbed to 3 under. His playing competitor, Adam Scott, is even for the day and 1 under for the tournament.

• • •

No. 1, Par 4, 396 yards

It's a very muggy day with a only a light breeze. Tiger has on a white shirt with blue stripes, black pants and a black hat. Woods was just chipping out of a sandy area in the practice area behind the first tee. Tiger and Vijay shake hands, Tiger smiles, but it's all business. Tiger's ready to go.

Off the tee: Tiger hit iron off the tee yesterday here, but opts for 5-wood today. He hits a stinger left and it finds the rough. Not a good lie, either.

Approach shot: Tiger and Vijay chat walking down the fairway. Tiger makes the most of his buried lie, hitting a low, hard shot with 9-iron that hops up on to the green. He's just on the fringe about 8 feet away.

Around the green: Tiger putts and pushes it a tad to the right. Good speed.

On the green: Easy tap-in for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (Thru 1 hole, 4 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Vijay makes a 10-footer for birdie to take the lead at 5 under. Rory McIlroy has birdied his second straight hole and is at 4 under now going into the par-4 third hole.

• • •

Tournament coverage: Saturday

Uncharted territory: Tiger Woods' struggles at Sawgrass and Riviera are well-documented, but this sudden inability to play well on the weekend at a major is his new kryptonite. Story.

In position: Rory McIlroy is tied for the lead at the PGA Championship with a man over twice his age (Vijay Singh) and is back to playing with his youthful exuberance that made him a wunderkind. Story.

PGA Championship notebook: European Tour journeyman David Lynn is the most surprising man on the leaderboard, but he is a bit surprised that many fans know little about him. Story.

5 Things: From Tiger Woods' bad start to Rory McIlroy's surge to the top to Adam Scott making some more major noise to weather suspending play until Sunday, it was an eventful day at Kiawah. Story.

First things first: Steve Stricker knows what he needs to do for the Ryder Cup, but he has some PGA Championship business to tend to first after a 5-under 67 pushed him back into contention. Story.

Looking back: It's been 21 years, but David Feherty still remembers playing in the Ryder Cup at Kiawah. Story.

Just brutal: From Thomas Aiken's decision to play out in the dark to 41 rounds in the 80s to Michael Hoey's disqualification, Friday at the PGA Championship was historic. Story.

• • •

Tournament coverage: Friday

They're out: Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood, Brandt Snedeker and Hunter Mahan are among the PGA Tour stars who won't be sticking around for the weekend at Kiawah Island. Story.

Kiawah carnage: Circus-like stuff? You bet. Friday at Kiawah Island was the day good rounds went to die, and golf began to resemble something more akin to Olympic men’s field hockey. Story.

5 Things: Well, that was the Ocean Course we were hoping to see. The wind kicked up and Pete Dye’s devilish design got the best of the field at the year’s final major. Story.

Third time's the charm? Tiger Woods has had a chance to win a major twice this season - only to disappear on the weekend. After taking a share of the 36-hole lead at the PGA, he's hoping this weekend is different. Story.

'Just a long day": It was a tough day for Ohio club pro Doug Wade, who shot 21 over – the second-highest score in PGA Championship history. Story.

Positive performance: For Vijay Singh, Friday's 3-under 69 at the PGA Championship was another bright spot for the 49-year-old, who has found some of his old form recently after years of struggles. Story.

Battled and bruised: They came to Kiawah to win a PGA Championship, but Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan were also hoping to earn an automatic Ryder Cup berth. Unfortunately, they did neither. Story

'It's painful': After playing soft Thursday, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island toughened up Friday, with high winds and rain making for a challenging, more PGA Championship-like second round. Story.

• • •

Tournament coverage: Thursday

5 Things: It was a benign opening round at Kiawah Island, where soft conditions and gentle wind allowed players to shoot plenty of low scores, including Carl Pettersson's tournament-leading 66. Story.

Ryder Cup: Those players on the "bubble" to earn a spot on the U.S. squad didn't play particularly well on Thursday at the PGA Championship. Story.

All over the map: Playing in the afternoon wave with the wind freshening, Phil Mickelson saw all of the 7,676 yards of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island - and maybe just a little more as he clawed his way to a 1-over 73. Story.

Putting it all behind: Adam Scott didn't wait long to put the Open Championship collapse behind him, looking in complete control during his 4-under 68 on Thursday at the PGA Championship. Story.

Back to basics: Watching the PGA on TV was disjointed and lethargic. Suggestion: More golf, less personality. Story.

A struggle: For the 20 club professionals at the PGA Championship, Thursday's first round at Kiawah Island was a reality check, with none of them currently inside the projected cut line. Story.

A bit Joost up: Joost Luiten - or Willibrordus Adrianus Maria Luiten - had Kiawah Island buzzing when he got to 8 under on Thursday, but don't let his fade back to 4 under fool you - he's got game. Story.

All hype, no bite: The par-3 17th hole at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course was supposed to rear its ugly head and bring golfers to its knees. Um, we're still waiting . . . Story.

People's champ: John Daly might be known for the splashy clothes, the suspensions, the struggles with alcohol, but his 68 on Thursday reminded us of the game that he possesses. Story.

PGA Championship notebook: On a day that Pat Perez didn't even want to go to the first tee because of a horrible warmup, a 3-under 69 left him feeling better at the end of the day. Story.

Taking control: Carl Pettersson made the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island look downright pedestrian on Thursday, firing a 6-under 66 to take an early one-shot lead at the PGA Championship. Story.

That's more like it: Rory McIlroy knew that Mother Nature was never going to be kinder than this, so he went out and fired a 5-under 67 at Kiawah Island to sit one shot off the lead at the PGA Championship. Story.

Feeling it: A week after looking out-of-sorts on the putting surface, Tiger Woods needed only 22 putts to help him card a 3-under 69 on Thursday at the PGA Championship. Story.

Tiger Tracker, Round 1: Follow Tiger Woods - and the rest of the field - as he takes on Kiawah Island in search of his first major victory in more than four years. Tracker.

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