^AP-PGA Championship (Tops)
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
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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