PGA Championship: Tiger Woods makes the cut after gritty second round

The cut line was 4-over par.

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Tiger Woods of the United States waits to chip on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tiger Woods of the United States waits to chip on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Woods made the cut for the second straight event since he suffered a devastating leg injury in a 2021 car crash in Los Angeles. He made the cut at the Masters but fell off the lead in the third round.

He needed a gutsy performance in the second round just to get above the cut line.

Woods had a birdie and a bogey through the front nine and would double bogey the 11th, putting any chance of making the weekend in doubt. However, he would dig deep and birdie the 13th and the 16th and save par every other hole to finish 1-under in round 2.

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Woods’ groupmate Rory McIlroy ended the first round as one of the leaders in the tournament but had a rough second round.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Tiger Woods of the United States watch a tee shot on the 10th tee during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Tiger Woods of the United States watch a tee shot on the 10th tee during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

McIlroy fell off the lead and by the end of the second round he was sitting tied for fifth with a 71 in the second round. He finished 1-over on the day. He had only one birdie and two bogeys. But he will be fighting to climb back on top.

Jordan Spieth shot a 69 in the second round. He came on strong with three birdies on the back nine and two bogeys. He finished 1-over par for the first two rounds and will also be continuing his mission for a career Grand Slam at Southern Hills.

Tiger Woods hits his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at the Southern Hills on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Tiger Woods hits his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at the Southern Hills on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

Everyone in the group is chasing Will Zalatoris and Mito Pereira.

Zalatoris was 9-under par and Pereira through the first two rounds. Those two will be the ones to beat going into Saturday.

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