How it happened: Dufner fires 63; Tiger, Lefty fade

Jason Dufner walks off the 18th green after shooting a 7-under 63 during the second round of the 95th PGA Championship.

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Jason Dufner did allow Webb Simpson to enjoy his moment for very long.

Dufner fired a 7-under 63 -- a new Oak Hill record -- to tie the major championship record and take a two-shot lead over Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk at the PGA Championship.

Simpson had fired a 6-under 64 to tie the previous course record on Friday morning.

The day had plenty of low scores, but Tiger Woods (70) and Phil Mickelson (71) were not among them.

See highlights of Friday's second-round action -- including Woods all afternoon -- from Oak Hill right here.

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Hole No. 18, Par 4, 497 yards

That was a big birdie for Tiger, who just needs to get home with a par and see if he can light it up on Saturday.

Off the tee: Tiger takes fairway metal and he pushes it right and into the long rough, where it sits down. Might be tough to get to the green.

Approach shot: Tiger gets a horrible lie and has to just lay up into the fairway. Will need a great wedge shot here to save par and stay in red on the day.

Third shot: From just under 110 yards, Tiger uses gap wedge and leaves it 20 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger can't get the par putt to fall and he picks up bogey and is 10 shots off the lead heading into the weekend.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 17, Par 4, 509 yards

Tiger needs to hang on here, as he only has a couple of shots inside the current cut line at 3 over.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls driver here and overcooks it a bit and finds the left rough, but the ball seems to be sitting up.

Approach shot: Tiger hits a fantastic shot out of the rough, putting it about 10 feet under the hole with a great hook shot.

On the green: After two lip outs in the round, the lip helps him here and he picks up a birdie at the tough 17th.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Matt Kuchar heads to the clubhouse in a tie for second, bogeying the last to fall to 7 under alongside Adam Scott and Jim Furyk – and widening Jason Dufner's lead to two shots. "This was definitely the good side of the draw, playing in sunshine," Kuchar said after his second-round 66, which was sparked by three birdies in five holes from Nos. 12-16.

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Hole No. 16, Par 4, 439 yards

Off the tee: No trouble here, as Tiger Woods finds the left side of the fairway and leaves a short approach into the well-bunkered green.

• On the approach: Tiger hits it to the middle of the green, with about 20-25 feet for birdie.

On the green: Running this one past and left again, Tiger misses his birdie try and lips out the par putt, leaving another 2-footer that he makes for bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk pars the 14th to remain 7 under, T-3 alongside Adam Scott – who seems to have found a familiar path to winning a major and contending regularly in them, our Jeff Rude writes.

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Hole No. 15, Par 3, 171 yards

• Off the tee: Playing a draw, Tiger gets it close here – the ball hits and sticks inside 5 feet right of the pin. Another birdie opportunity.

• On the green: Tiger doesn't miss this one, finding the bottom of the cup to get under par for his round for the second time today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (even par for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Leader Jason Dufner finds the fairway at the last, then hits it on line with the pin for a birdie try from inside 10 feet. Would a major record prompt the Auburn product to conduct his post-round interview while #Dufnering? Well, we won't know today, as the putt comes up a foot short. Dufner marks, then tops in to cap off a 63 that has him leading by a shot as second-place Matt Kuchar comes up the 18th fairway.

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Hole No. 14, Par 4, 323 yards

This is definitely not the round that Tiger needed to have, and now is just simply fighting to get to red figures before the weekend. Needing to make a move, will Tiger attack this drivable par 4?

Off the tee: Yes, he will attack. And it pays off. Hits the green and holds it, giving himself a 40-footer for eagle.

• On the green: Tiger's eagle putt has good speed but misses by about a foot, rolling past to leave him about a 3-foot comebacker; his second putt lips out and he taps in for a three-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

• Elsewhere on the course: Jason Dufner maintains his lead at 9 under with a par at the 17th – and could break the record for low round in a major with a birdie at the 18th.

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Hole No. 13, Par 5, 598 yards

The last par 5 of the day here and it is a three-shot one at that (for most). Tiger needs something over these closing holes, as he is nine shots back.

Off the tee: Tiger takes iron here and plays a stinger that finds the left side of the fairway.

Second shot: Simple lay-up into the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: From just over 140 yards, Tiger sticks it pin-high and 7 feet left of the flag.

On the green: Tiger doesn't hit it firm enough and he settles for a par. Very disappointing.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Matt Kuchar birdies the par-4 14th hole to move to 7 under, just two off Jason Dufner's current lead. Dufner makes a short birdie on the par-4 16th to move to 9 under.

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Hole No. 12, Par 4, 372 yards

Tiger is now nine shots off the lead and it's not looking great for major No. 15. Simply making cuts isn't what Tiger plays for.

Off the tee: Nothing more than iron needed here for Tiger and he finds the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: With wedge from just over 130 yards, Tiger makes a bad swing and finds the green, but is about 40 feet away. This was a birdie hole, but now will need to save par.

On the green: Solid two-putt par here, as he had to be careful with the downhill putt.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: With a birdie at No. 10 from 10 feet, Jim Furyk moves to 7 under, one shot back of leader Jason Dufner. Furyk has two birdies and no bogeys today after an opening-round, 5-under 65.

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Hole No. 11, Par 3, 226 yards

Tiger had only six birdies in his last trip to Oak Hill over four rounds. He has four birdies through 28 holes this week. Going to need a couple over the final eight holes to move into realistic contention.

Off the tee: With 4-iron in hand, Tiger comes up short of the green and into the rough. The wind picked up while they were on the tee box.

Around the green: Tiger gets a terrible lie, and takes a good whack at it, getting it to 10 feet left of the hole.

On the green: He misses the putt to the left and settles for his second bogey of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 10, Par 4, 429 yards

Two birdies and a bogey on the opening nine holes for Tiger, so nothing to write home about, but didn't hurt himself. He now must take advantage of the easier nine to get himself within striking distance of the lead.

Off the tee: No need for more than fairway metal and the twirl returns, as Tiger stings it down the middle of the fairway. Perfect tee ball.

Approach shot: Tiger hits a nice second shot to about 10 feet behind the hole. He liked it immediately.

On the green: Tiger isn't quite firm enough with his line and he settles for a par. Solid, but that was one he'll want back.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jason Dufner takes advantage of the par-5 13th with a birdie and takes the outright lead at 8 under. Dufner is 6 under on his round.

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Hole No. 9, Par 4, 452 yards

Tiger is getting upset by not getting it close enough to the hole, so he is definitely trying to attack pins. This one will be tough to attack.

Off the tee: No shock here, another fairway metal. Tiger is sticking to his game plan, at least for now. Splits the fairway, which is critical at this hole -- he doubled the hole on Thursday.

Approach shot: From 175 yards, Tiger finds the green, about 20 feet under the hole. Solid shot, with a nice kick from the fringe.

On the green: Tiger thinks he has this one, but it settles on the right edge and he has to tap in for par. Still under par for the day, taking a 3 over on the front nine Thursday to 1 under today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (Even for tournament)

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Hole No. 8, Par 4, 428 yards

A nice up-and-down for par on No. 7, but Tiger is not out of danger with Nos. 8 and 9 ahead. Needs a fairway.

Off the tee: Fairway metal again and Tiger splits the fairway. Much easier to attack a pin from there.

Approach shot: Tiger dislikes his second shot immediately, but it is still in the middle of the green, 25 feet from the hole. He was attempting to get after that pin, but didn't commit to the right-to-left shot, staying straight.

On the green: Tiger's birdie putt runs by on the right side and leaves himself 3 feet for par. He makes the comebacker for another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: With a birdie on No. 11, Jason Dufner has joined Adam Scott and Robert Garrigus in the lead. Dufner is 5 under on this round, including an eagle-2 on the par-4 2nd hole.

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Hole No. 7, Par 4, 461 yards

That's some nice breathing room for Tiger with back-to-back birdies heading to the tough final three holes of the front nine.

Off the tee: Tiger uses fairway metal and he finds the edge of the intermediate cut of rough on the left. Will depend on the lie.

Approach shot: Tiger tries to muscle it to the green and comes up short and in the rough and will have a very tough up-and-down to save par.

Around the green: Tiger gets a good lie and nearly drains it, settling about 3 feet behind the hole.

On the green: And he buries the putt for a solid par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (Even for tournament)

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Hole No. 6, Par 3, 175 yards

That's one of many birdies that Tiger will need to move into position to try and make a run at the leaders on Saturday.

Off the tee: Tiger hits a very nice tee ball that settles 8 feet right of the flag. Needs this putt.

On the green: And that's back-to-back birdies, sliding that one into the heart of the cup.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (Even for tournament)

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Hole No. 5, Par 4, 428 yards

On all accounts, this has been a lackluster start for Tiger Woods on Friday -- 1 over through four holes.

Off the tee: With fairway metal, Tiger finds his first fairway of the day, hitting the left side.

Approach shot: And Tiger goes pin hunting here and it pays off, sticking it to 2 feet for a great look at his first birdie of the day. He stared that one down immediately.

On the green: He gets this birdie to drop, curling it in on the right side and he moves back to even on the day. Still eight shots back.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 4, Par 5, 570 yards

That was a solid-looking putt from Tiger at No. 3, but needs those to fall if he is going to get back into the tournament. He bogeyed this par 5 on Thursday, but must be thinking birdie here.

Off the tee: Driver in hand here and Tiger fades it too much and goes into the gallery on the right side.

Second shot: Tiger gets a great lie in the rough and has a good angle. From just over 270 yards, Tiger takes fairway metal and comes up just short of the green and in a bunker. Needed about 5 more yards of carry.

Around the green: Tiger's sand shot is subpar, failing to release to the hole and leaves himself 18 feet for birdie.

On the green: Tiger fails to get the birdie attempt to the hole and he settles for a disappointing par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (2 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Robert Garrigus falls back into a share of the lead with Adam Scott at 7 under, a 4-footer for par lipping out 270 degrees after a pitch from in front of the green.

Read about Garrigus' personal challenges, as well as his first-round 67, here.

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Hole No. 3, Par 3, 214 yards

Tiger is going the wrong way early and is nine shots back and just one clear of the current cut line at 3 over. While he hasn't had a chance due to poor tee balls, Tiger needs to start firing at pins.

Off the tee: With 5-iron, Tiger hits a solid shot to about 25 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger gives the birdie putt enough pace, but it rolls over the right side of the cup and he settles for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (2 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jason Dufner birdies Nos. 4-5 back-to-back – that, on the heels of his eagle at the par-4 No. 2, lifts him to T-3 at 6 under, one back of co-leaders Adam Scott and Robert Garrigus. Jim Furyk opened with a birdie to also get to 6 under, while Paul Casey is 3 under through six holes to move within a shot of the lead. Meanwhile, Hideki Matsuyama moves into red figures for the tournament with a chip-in birdie on No. 6 and is now 1 under.

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Hole No. 2, Par 4, 401 yards

Tiger will need to exit scramble mode and find a rhythm if he hopes to move into contention in the tournament and not simply make the cut.

Off the tee: Tiger hits a stinger iron and it finds the right rough. Not the deep stuff, but it does settle down in the intermediate cut.

Approach shot: Tiger has just over 160 yards and tries to fade it in, but it stays left and finds a greenside bunker. A second green missed for Tiger. Continues to scramble.

Around the green: Tiger hits a solid bunker shot to about 6 feet left of the hole. Will be a tricky putt for par.

On the green: Ouch. Pushes the par putt to the right and picks up a bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (2 over for the tournament)

• • •

Hole No. 1, Par 4, 460 yards

Tiger has a white hat on today, with a green shirt, grey slacks and white shoes. Tiger finds himself eight shots back of Adam Scott as he takes to the first tee and will need something in the 60s to make himself a factor over the weekend.

Off the tee: An opening fairway metal here and Tiger finds the longer rough on the right. Will need a good lie.

Approach shot: Horrible lie and Tiger has to simply advance it down the fairway, short of the creek. Already scrambling.

Third shot: With sand wedge, Tiger hits a nice shot to about 10 feet under the hole. Solid opportunity to save par.

On the green: Beautiful par save here, as he gets the ball in on the last revolution.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (1 over for tournament)

• • •

Update No. 31: 1:33 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson pulls off a nice up-and-down to card a second 1-over 71 and is 2 over for the tournament, nine shots back of Adam Scott.

Scott misses a second consecutive solid birdie chance, this one from 12 feet and he cards a 2-under 68 to finish at 7 under through 36 holes.

Meanwhile, Justin Rose cards a 6-under 29 on his final nine and posts a 4-under 66 to get to 6 under for the tournament.

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Update No. 30: 1:26 p.m. EDT

Jason Dufner holes out for eagle on No. 2 to jump to 4 under for the tournament and three off the lead. He took his approach 15 feet past the hole and spun it back into the hole.

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Update No. 29: 1:18 p.m. EDT

U.S. Open champ Justin Rose buries an 8-footer for birdie on No. 8 to move to 5 under with a hole left to play. Rose was at even for the tournament heading to his final nine holes today, but has five birdies over his last eight holes to get within two of Adam Scott.

Scott misses an 8-footer on No. 8 after a horrible drive, but miraculous recovering, staying at 7 under. Phil Mickelson misses a 6-footer and stays at 2 over.

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Update No. 28: 1:09 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson cards a 6-under 64 to tie the Oak Hill record set by Ben Hogan (1942) and Curtis Strange (1989). Simpson is 4 under for the tournament and three shots off the lead.

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Update No. 27: 1:06 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott picks up his third bogey of the day at the par-4 7th and drops back to 7 under, two shots clear of Jim Furyk. His par attempt from 5 feet was simply pulled.

Phil Mickelson also bogeys and is now at 2 over, which is inside the cut line. He still faces the tough 8th and 9th holes with little room for error.

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Update No. 26: 12:55 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy started the day slow with three bogeys and a double in his opening nine holes on the back nine. But he closed his round with four birdies in his final six holes to card a 1-over 71. He's almost surely assured a place in the weekend and he'll enter Saturday at even par overall.

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Update No. 25: 12:46 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies the par-3 sixth hole to move back to 8 under. Also, Justin Rose is 4 under, 2 under on the round, and he has four birdies in his last six holes.

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Update No. 24: 12:32 p.m. EDT

So much for Webb Simpson's bogey-free streak. A bogey at the par-4 seventh drops Simpson back to 4 under, 6 under through 16 holes today. He'll need two birdies in two holes to shoot 62.

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Update No. 23: 12:15 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson is on fire after his seventh birdie of the day, at the par-3 sixth, to move to 5 under. Remember, 62 has never been shot before in a major championship. With three holes left, Simpson would need one more birdie to achieve that number.

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Update No. 22: 12:07 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott gives a shot right back with his third bogey of the tournament. He's 7 under after a bogey at the par-3 third. Meanwhile, Justin Rose birdied No. 3, his third straight birdie, to move to 3 under.

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Update No. 21: 12:02 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson just made his sixth birdie of the day, at the par-4 fifth, to move to 4 under overall. He's bogey-free and 6 under through 14 holes today.

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Update No. 20: 11:57 a.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-4 second gets Adam Scott back to 8 under. He leads by three again, too. Also, Justin Rose has birdies at Nos. 1-2 and he's back to 2 under overall. Phil Mickelson dropped a shot at No. 1, and he's 1 over for the tournament.

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Update No. 19: 11:43 a.m. EDT

Woody Austin is 4 over for the championship. He would be even par, though, had it not been for a four-stroke penalty for having too many clubs. Click here for Jeff Rude's story.

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Update No. 18: 11:34 a.m. EDT

Justin Rose bogeys the par-4 18th and makes the turn at even par. He's 2 over on his round after three bogeys in his opening nine holes. Phil Mickelson is also at even par, 1 under through nine holes today after his par at No. 18. Adam Scott also made par at No. 18 and he leads by two shots at 7 under.

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Update No. 17: 11:21 a.m. EDT

Webb Simpson made six bogeys and a double bogey on Thursday, but he's yet to drop a shot today. Through 12 holes, he's 5 under today, 3 under overall. He just made birdies at Nos. 2-3, two holes he bogeyed in the first round.

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Update No. 16: 11:03 a.m. EDT

We just mentioned Jim Furyk, who tees off later today, is all alone in second. That's because Lee Westwood just bogeyed the par-4 second hole to fall back to 4 under. Also at 4 under: Jason Day, Martin Kaymer and David Hearn.

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Update No. 15: 11:01 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott made just one bogey on Thursday. He just got his first one of the second round. After the bogey at the par-4 17th, Scott drops to 7 under. He leads Jim Furyk by two shots.

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Update No. 14: 10:53 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott, Webb Simpson and Sang-Moon Bae have the best rounds going so far this morning. They are all 3 under on their rounds today. Simpson is through 10 holes and sits at 1 under overall.

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Update No. 13: 10:50 a.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy bogeys Nos. 17-18 and he makes the turn at 4 over for the day, 3 over for the championship.

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Update No. 12: 10:47 a.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson is playing steady so far today. He has six pars and a birdie – and more importantly, no bogeys – in his first seven holes. He's 1 under on his round and sits at even par for the tournament. Also, Justin Rose is 1 over through seven holes, 1 under overall.

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Update No. 11: 10:43 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies the par-4 16th to move to 8 under. He leads the field by three shots.

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Update No. 10: 10:25 a.m. EDT

Former PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer is 4 under, 2 under through nine holes today after starting on the back nine.

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Update No. 9: 10:10 a.m. EDT

Lee Westwood bogeys the par-4 17th to fall back to 5 under, two shots back of Adam Scott.

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Update No. 8: 9:55 a.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy birdied the par-4 14th to move to 2 under, but a double bogey at the par-3 15th drops him to 1 over for the championship.

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Update No. 7: 9:51 a.m. EDT

After a par at No. 12, Adam Scott birdies the par-5 13th to move to 7 under. He leads Lee Westwood by a shot. Also, Justin Rose has made to straight pars and he remains at even par. Phil Mickelson is even now, as well, after a birdie at No. 13.

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Update No. 6: 9:22 a.m. EDT

Lee Westwood's birdie at the par-4 14th moves him to 6 under and into a tie for the lead with Adam Scott. Both players also led during the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Update No. 5: 9:18 a.m. EDT

Justin Rose drops to even par after a bogey at the par-3 11th, his second straight bogey. Phil Mickelson (1 over) and Adam Scott (6 under) make par.

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Update No. 4: 9:08 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott moves to 6 under after a birdie at his opening hole, the par-4 10th. His playing competitors, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson, made bogey and par, respectively.

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Update No. 3: 8:46 a.m. EDT

The rain is falling hard at Oak Hill, and it looks like the rain could continue to fall for the next couple hours. It will be a soggy morning, no doubt.

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Update No. 2: 8:44 a.m. EDT

Scott Piercy just birdied the par-3 sixth hole, his third straight birdie of the round, and he joins the leaders at 5 under. Also, Lee Westwood finds himself at 5 under after a birdie at No. 12, his third hole of the day.

• • •

Update No. 1: 8:36 a.m. EDT

Jason Day is 2 under through his first three holes today and has moved to 5 under as a result. He's currently tied for the lead with Adam Scott and Jim Fuyrk. Scott has just teed off from No. 10 while Furyk won't tee off until later this afternoon.

• • •

Thursday coverage

Sloppy finish leaves Woods in middle of pack

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Even in 1-over 71, Mickelson still lends major thrills

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Scott flirts with history, settles for share of PGA lead

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Furyk finds himself atop another major leaderboard

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How it Happened: Scott, Furyk lead as Tiger, Phil shoot 71

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Notes: Westwood opens with 66; Casey, Stenson solid

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Dufner quietly finds his form at Oak Hill

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Garrigus gets back on track with 67 in first round

Robert Garrigus has proven that he can overcome obstacles before. After rocky last few months on the golf course, Garrigus saw his recent fortunes change Thursday at PGA Championship.

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Wednesday coverage

New outlook brings back positive results for Woodland

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Rory McIlroy identifies his recent problems on the golf course

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J.J. Henry moves into PGA field after friend Mark Brooks withdraws

On the surface, it had all the appearances of a cozy set of circumstances, but J.J. Henry said it was just happenstance. More than how he got into the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club – with the withdrawal of his friend, mentor and sometimes caddie, Mark Brooks.

Furyk finds the drive to make a late-season run

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Often-used Oak Hill will provide brawny test at PGA

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Poulter: 'Give him (McIlroy) a break'

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Bishop, PGA's 'maverick,' succeeds by being bold

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• • •

Tuesday coverage

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Scott: Open Championship hurt more in 2013

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Rivalry continues to fuel Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

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Decoding TaylorMade's 2013 PGA Championship logo

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Q&A with Ernie Johnson, TV sportscaster

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• • •

Monday coverage

Tiger Woods leads oddsmakers' lists to win PGA Championship

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Woods, Mahan headline PGA Championship predictions

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Oak Hill Country Club

Often-used Oak Hill will provide brawny test at PGA

Oak Hill, host to so many marquee events, poses a brawny test for the PGA Championship this week.

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