Woods Ties Record, Tops Leaderboard

By: AP
By: AP

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Tiger Woods fired a 7-under 63 and tied golf's record for lowest round in a major as he took the lead in the 89th PGA Championship. Woods has a two-shot lead over Scott Verplank, who shot a 66.

But all the talk was Woods, who nearly set the record. A 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole spun 270 degrees around the hole before lipping out. Woods, the defending PGA champion who is seeking his 13th major title, was able to laugh about the near-miss.

Woods joked later that a "62 and a-half is all right."

Woods is 7-for-7 in majors when leading at the halfway point.

After Verplank, Geoff Ogilvy and Stephen Ames are three shots off the lead. Woody Austin is four off the lead.

First-round leader Graeme Storm ballooned to a 76 and is tied for 16th. John Daly, who was second when this day started, shot a 73 and is even par, six shots off the lead.

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