The PGA Championship leaderboard actually looks as expected, making the PGA Championship leaderboard unlike any major this year. The PGA Championship leaderboard actually has major names on top heading into the final 36 holes, instead of no-names, supporting players and newcomers. Most of all, the PGA Championship leaderboard has Tiger Woods on top, putting things back to order in the world of golf. But they will officially be back to normal if the PGA Championship leaderboard has Tiger Woods on top to end Sunday, and hopes aren’t good for any other outcome.
The PGA Championship leaderboard heading into Friday had Woods and Padraig Harrington on top, and staying that way through most of the day. However, like in last week’s Bridgestone Invitational, Harrington stumbled badly on the back nine while Woods continued to charge. As a result, the PGA Championship leaderboard now looks a might lopsided.
Heading into today, Tiger Woods tops everyone else in the PGA Championship by at least four shots, as several players look up at -3 under. Woods has his largest lead after two rounds at a major in four years, and few expect him to give it up.
Woods may never have come from behind to win a major – but he has never blown a lead deep into a major either. So now, the PGA Championship leaderboard has become the Tiger Woods show, with speculation turning to just how lopsided the leaderboard will be by Sunday night.
The ones still trying to get up the PGA Championship leaderboard include Harrington, U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Vijay Singh and Ross Fisher. Woods and Singh will be together in the final pairing, set to tee off at 2:40 p.m. Eastern.
The other major story of yesterday was about someone far down the PGA Championship leaderboard. Phil Mickelson barely managed to make the cut, and has not taken advantage of his fortune today, as he is now at +7 for the tournament through 10 holes of round three.
Today is traditionally moving day on the leaderboard, but whenever Tiger Woods is leading by now, there isn’t a lot of movement on the very top. Singh, Harrington and more hope to change that, while hoping that Woods reverts back to his 2009 British Open form for at least one day.
The PGA Championship is now on TNT to start the day, with CBS taking over coverage for the first time at 2 p.m., just in time for Woods to begin his round.
Yahoo Sports- “2009 PGA Championship – Golf Leaderboard” sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/leaderboard;_ylt=Ah5FC3Cw7SWKIOg.DqdgKek5nYcB
Golf.com- “Tiger Woods leads after second round of 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine” www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1916705,00.html