KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Carl Pettersson share the second-round lead at the 94th PGA Championship on a windswept day that saw scores soaring.
Singh had the day's best score, a 2-under-par 69. Woods had 71, while Pettersson, the first-round leader, shot 74. All three players are at 4 under, one shot ahead of Ian Poulter (71), and two ahead of Rory McIlroy (75) and Jamie Donaldson (73).
3 p.m.: The rain has held off, but the wind refuses to let up, with the second-round scoring average continuing to climb at the 94th PGA Championship.
Gary Woodland has made four pars and a birdie to get to 6 under, and has a one-shot lead on Keegan Bradley, Ryo Ishikawa, and Tiger Woods, who just holed a lengthy birdie putt on No. 4. Woods and Ishikawa are 2 under for their rounds, while Bradley is 1 under.
The leader in the clubhouse is Vijay Singh, who shot a 69 on a day when the scoring average is more than 77. Singh, who will be 50 next February, has won the PGA twice, in 1994 and 2004. He's at 4 under, and trails Woodland by two. But with the weather expected to continue being windy, Singh could be in the lead at the end of the day.
Two players who were near the lead have gotten off to bad second-round starts. Carl Pettersson, who led after a 66, has bogeyed two of his first three holes and is at 4 under. John Daly, tied for sixth after opening with 68, bogeyed his first three holes to drop back to 1 under.
11:15 a.m.: The wind that's been missing from the past few major championships -- yesterday at the PGA, and pretty much throughout the British Open -- has finally made an appearance, making scoring conditions much tougher than yesterday.
It's blowing harder this morning than at any point yesterday, and after more rain overnight (half an inch), the Ocean Course will look, feel, and play like the hardest golf course in America, which Golf Digest has called it.
Of the 78 players on the course now, only six have under-par rounds, led by Bo Van Pelt, who is 3 under through 10 holes to get to 2 under. Vijay Singh shot a 3-under 33 on the front nine at the Ocean Course, but just bogeyed the 10th.
The change in the weather means that scores will be higher, giving the Ocean Course the nastiness it seemed to be lacking yesterday, when soft conditions and no breeze gave players the green light to take dead aim. Seventeen broke 70.
Carl Pettersson still leads, because he has an afternoon tee time. Gary Woodland and Rory McIlroy, two of the four players who trailed Pettersson by one shot after the first round, also play in the afternoon. The other two have given shots back: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano is 2 over on the day through 14 holes, and Alex Noren is 4 over through eight.
Phil Mickelson, who shot 73 yesterday, is 1 under on the day to get back to even.