PGA Championship: It's a birdie party and Tiger Woods isn't invited

Streeter Lecka

Tiger Woods has yet to make a charge on Friday and he's missing a golden opportunity to get back into the mix.

Tiger Woods needed a solid second round to work his way back into contention after a 1-over 71 in the first round. The good news for Woods is that scoring conditions are prime for a low score but the bad news is that he's yet to take advantage.

The front nine at Oak Hill yielded a number of birdies on Tuesday and several players got off to quick starts -- Jason Dufner was four under through five holes. Woods has not only failed to make up any ground, but he dropped a shot early. A bogey at No. 2 dropped Tiger to 2-over for the tournament, just on the inside of the cut line.

Woods still has time to tun things around, but he's failed to take advantage of some of the easiest holes on the course due to issues off the tee. Woods' bogey at No. 2 was just the second bogey of the day at the second, which is playing as the sixth-easiest hole on Friday.  No. 4 is the second-easiest hole in the second round and is playing slightly under par. Woods missed out on another opportunity there, however, struggling for a par.

Four of the six easiest holes are on the front nine, so if Woods is going to get going, he may need to do so quickly. As Justin Rose's 29 on the front nine proved, low scores are out there ... Woods just hasn't found them.

Update: Woods joined the party with back-to-back birdies, but trails Jason Dufner by eight strokes.

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