Quick hits: Tiger's front nine on Friday at Valhalla

Tiger Woods' tee shot on No. 3 and second shot on No. 5 at the PGA Championship on Friday.
Tiger Woods' tee shot on No. 3 and second shot on No. 5 at the PGA Championship on Friday. ( Nick Masuda )

Friday, August 8, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It definitely wasn't the front nine that Tiger Woods needed in order to play the weekend at the 96th PGA Championship, making the turn with a 4-over 39 to put himself at 7 over for the tournament.

That didn't keep the crowds from coming out to cheer him on – as well as Phil Mickelson, who was 2 under on his round through 15 holes.

Here is a look at the first eight holes through Instagram:

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No. 1, Par 4, 446 yards

Tiger misses his drive left, comes up short of the green in two and scrambles to save par by making a 7-footer.

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No. 2, Par 4, 500 yards

Pipes a driver into the fairway, but misses the green and narrowly misses a birdie chip. Easy par for Tiger.

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No. 3, Par 3, 205 yards

Great tee ball to about 4 feet, but Tiger watches the putt horseshoe out. A disappointing par.

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No. 4, Par 4, 372 yards

Drive finds a fairway bunker; he comes up well short of the green in two; his chip lands about 6 feet from hole, after which he misses the putt. First bogey of the day.

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No. 5, Par 4, 463 yards

Solid hole here for Tiger, finding the middle of the fairway with driver and then holding the green at 25 feet. He two-putts for par.

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No. 6, Par 4, 495 yards

A disaster hole for Tiger, as he yanks it left off the tee, his second is well left of the green and his third shot is a chip that settles 20 feet from the hole. Tiger three-putts from there for a double.

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No. 7, Par 5, 597 yards

Way left off the tee, kicks it back out to the fairway, his third is over the green, he chunks his fourth and then two-putts for a bogey.

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No. 8, Par 3, 174 yards

Smooth tee ball, leaves himself 25 feet for birdie, which he misses and taps in for par.

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