Tiger moves away from cut line with strong resumption

An overnight stoppage in his round did not prevent Tiger Woods from continuing to make strides at the US PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods in action at Bellerive   -  Getty Images

Tiger Woods picked up where he left off on the resumption of his second round at the US PGA Championship on Saturday.

The 14-time major champion was three under through seven on Friday when a thunderstorm forced golfers off the course, curtailing the action until the following day.

Woods resumed with a birdie on the par-five eighth after a lovely approach, and a two-putt par on the ninth saw him make the turn in 31. The 42-year-old was in a share of 17th, six shots adrift of overnight leader Gary Woodland on 10 under.

Playing alongside Woods, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy were dangerously close to the cut line after playing poorly at Bellerive.

Defending champion Thomas shot a 34 on his front nine after a bogey cancelled out his birdie at the eighth and was just two strokes clear of the projected cut, which stood at even par. McIlroy also birdied the eighth to move to one under for the day and the tournament.

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