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Zalatoris leads Pereira by 1 after 65

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma wind came sweeping through Southern Hills and then swiftly left town in time for Will Zalatoris, Bubba Watson and yes, even Tiger Woods, to bring a sleepy PGA Championship to life on Friday.

Zalatoris hit the ball on the button whether he was in the fairway or the rough, running off three straight birdies in gentler afternoon conditions for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead over Mito Pereira of Chile.

Pereira missed a 7-foot putt on his final hole and had to settle for 64.


Woods plays through pain, makes cut

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tiger Woods clenched his jaw when the pain hit.

He limped, occasionally used a driver like a cane, and pushed his rebuilt right leg over and through the hills and swales of Southern Hills on Friday with a singular mission: to get to the weekend at the PGA Championship. Read More...

Watson matches PGA record with 63

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Latest on the second round of the PGA Championship (all times local):

7 p.m.

Scheffler, DJ, Scott, Cantlay miss cut

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Scottie Scheffler arrived at Southern Hills with a green jacket hanging in his closet, the No. 1 ranking beside his name and the rest of the field pointing to him as the favorite to win the PGA Championship.

The Masters champ headed home Friday after shooting 75, finishing at 6 over and missing the cut. Read More...

Wise hit in head by Smith's tee shot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Latest on the second round of the PGA Championship (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Latin Americans off to good starts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Joaquin Niemann spent his youth growing up in Chile trying to follow in the footsteps of Mito Pereira, who didn't exactly make it easy the way he kept winning prestigious amateur golf events in the U.S. and Scotland and points in between.

Niemann sure did a nice job following Pereira's path in the opening round of the PGA Championship. Read More...

PGA titles often come in dull fashion

TULSA, Okla. (AP) About a month before Dave Stockton won the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, his father gave him the self-help classic "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz, and he went through page by page highlighting various passages.

"It was not a fun read," Stockton said. "It was like reading sandpaper." Read More...