Australian Adam Scott put himself in the hunt for his first major title on a US-dominated leaderboard at the 93rd PGA Championship as Tiger Woods failed to make the cut.
Scott, whose new caddie Steve Williams was fired by Woods last month after 12 years as his bagman, began with a birdie, added more at three and five and another at the par-5 12th before falling back to four-under with a bogey at 14. No American has won a title in the past six majors.
Woods was enduring a nightmare round that saw him go from one bunker to another and then chip off the green and into a pond on the way to a double-bogey six at the 11th. Coming off his worst opening round in any major and worst round at any US major with a 77, had ended the front nine with back-to-back birdies to offset earlier bogeys but it was far too little and too late.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2011.