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We're at the halfway point of the PGA Championship and with the wind making an appearance on Friday, plenty of players went from potential contenders to pretenders in just 18 holes.
Tiger Woods' stock continues to rise after another under-par round at the Ocean Course, while the Ryder Cup bubble boys saw their stock take a major hit. Here's a look who else made our PGA Championship edition of "Stock Watch."
The Ocean Course — You knew the wind would make an appearance at the PGA Championship. A day after players were treated to prime conditions at the Ocean Course, the Pete Dye layout bit back on Friday in a big way. How difficult did the course play during the second round? The 78.1 scoring average was the highest in PGA Championship history and was almost five shots worse than Thursday's 73.3 average. Two players shot in the 90's and 39 in the 80's. It was a day that left Keegan Bradley tweeting that the Ocean Course, on Friday, was the "Hardest golf course/day I've ever played."
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Tiger Woods — The knock on Tiger Woods coming into the PGA Championship was that his putter was a problem. After two round, however, that doesn't appear to be the case. With 23 one-putts in his first two round and 48 total putts, Woods is staging a putting clinic at Kiawah (he also led the field in scrambling on Friday). His 1-under 71 during the second wasn't a thing of beauty, but considering most of the field went the other direction, he should be happy with a spot in the final pairing on Saturday. Now it's time to see if Woods can actually shoot a round in the red on the weekend.
Phil Mickelson — Mickelson's two days spent at the Ocean Course can be summed up with one stat: 22 one-putts. Despite hitting just 13 fairways and 13 greens over his first two days, he was able to stay in contention with some brilliant up-and-downs from a number of wacky lies. Mickelson may be the only player in the field that's seen all of Kiawah Island, but he's somehow managed to hang around at even par. If he can produce another solid round tomorrow, watch out.
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