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Last Updated: 09/08/13 11:59pm
US PGA LEADERS: -9 Dufner; -7 Scott, Kuchar, Furyk; -6 Rose, Stenson
And that's where we'll leave the live commentary today. Dufner leads by two after a course-record 63, and he's only the 26th man to shoot that score in a major. Scott, Kuchar and Furyk are tied for second, with Rose and Stenson well placed heading into the weekend.Furyk leaves himself a testy six-footer to avoid finishing bogey-bogey, and his putting stroke holds up again as he finds the centre of the cup. That's a solid 68, and he heads into the weekend on seven under.Nice par save from sand by David Lynn at nine and he strides off to sign for a second straight 69.Love's birdie putt lacks pace and he joins the Sweatbox fraternity on +4. Bradley two putts for a six and slips to +1, while Woods (+1) looks like he would rather be anywhere else.Woods wedges to 25 feet at 18, and his par putt is bang on line but pulls up an inch short. He taps in with disdain and looks ready to deck someone!Furyk pays the price for a wayward approach to 17 and Dufner's lead is back to two. Up at 18, Woods carves another three-wood into the rough and can only hack it 100 yards or so, while Bradley thins a bunker escape into the lip and the ball rolls back to his feet.Stenson hits yet another fairway at 18, finds the left edge of the green and safely two-putts for par to round off a bogey-free 66. The field's most accurate driver is just three adrift on -6.The list of names at +4 grows by one as former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel misses an eight-footer for par at 18. There are now 76 players at +3 or betterKJ Choi is not far off with a huge birdie putt across the 16th green. The Korean is six under for the day - up 102 places on the leaderboard following his first-round 76.Tiger puffs with relief at 17, where he tugged his drive slightly before hammering a stunning long-iron to 12 feet. The putt rolls around the lip but drops in the back door and he's back to level par.Furyk has been flawless so far today, and he gets a third birdie putt to drop at the 16th and moves into solo second on eight under.Tiger missed his come-backer for par at 16 and drops back to +1. Approach with caution !Fraser's stay at six under is short as he gets into bother at seven and fails to save par.Tiger really hasn't been himself today, and his irritation resurfaces at 16 after racing a birdie putt past the cup. Up at 18, GMac is forced to lay up but cracks a stunner of a wedge to a foot for a tap-in par and a 69 that should have been much lower.Sergio finishes in style with a monster for birdie at 18, and he'll head into the weekend nicely set on three under.Kuchar finally blots his card at the 18th, where his four-foot dribbler for par doesn't catch enough of the lip to drop. A 66 is still a fine day's work now, and leaves him only two behind.GMac has been in great nick from tee to green today, but he has got precious little to drop. Another chance slips wide at 17, and he remains -1 coming up 18.The popular David Lynn has crept sneakily into the top 15 with birdies at four and five hoisting him to -3.Woods gives himself some much-needed breathing space with a solid tee-shot to 10 feet at 15 and a putt to much. Back to level par, and that will lift his spirits.Dufner has putted the lights out all day, but his shot at history never looks like making the cup and pulls up a foot short. He settles for a course-record 63 and the outright lead on nine under par.Not much attention has been paid to Marcus Fraser this afternoon, but he has moved smoothly to six under after rolling in his third birdie putt in five holes at the short sixth.The 62 is very much on! Dufner splits the fairway at 18 and knocks another exquisite iron to eight feet. Uphill putt remaining for a big slice of history.Tiger has looked ready to boil over pretty much all day, and he gets a little hotter after three-putting at 14 following a cracking 320-yard drive onto the green. He stays +1, and want to avoid any slip-ups coming in.Casey completes a disappointing back-nine 38 and is round on 72 - one under heading into the weekend. I dare say he'll be off to the putting green shortly.Dufner negotiates the 17th safely and is not far away from adding yet another birdie. But if he can get a three at the last, he'll post the first 62 ever seen in major history.Stenson gets it right this time, finding the extra half a roll for his ball to drop for birdie at 14 and he joins Rose on six under.The cries of "Kooooooch" echo around Oak Hill once again as he rolls in another confident putt at 16 to back up his accurate approach. On his own at eight under, one behind Duf.Furyk does well to nudge in a tricky four-footer to save par at 12. Up at the 16th, Kuchar splits the fairway and smooths a wedge to six feet.Disappointing finish for Garrigus, who stabs a horrible par putt wide from five feet after a fine chip at the last hole. But a 68 leaves him bang in contention on -5.Marcus Fraser leaps back into the top 10 on five under with birdies at the second and fourth. But at the 16th, Dufner converts his sublime approach and goes two clear of the field.Stenson's birdie putt at 13 looks certain to find the cup, but his ball slams on the brakes and pulls up half a roll short.Kuchar leaves a lengthy birdie putt six feet short at the 15th, but he drills in the par putt and remains bogey-free through 33 holes.Another poor short-iron from Woods at 12 misses his target by 20 yards. But he saves par and stomps to the next tee still on +1. Up at 16, Dufner's pin-peppering continues with a cracker to seven feet.Jonas Blixt is another hot Swede on the course right now, and birdies at nine and 10 lift him alongside Stenson on five under.Garrigus gets out of position off the tee at 17 and it costs him a shot. But at six under with one to play, he's sitting pretty for the weekend.Woods is back to looking irritated after a poor tee shot at 11 which comes up a club short. He does well to stab to within 10 feet, but the par putt is off target and he slips to +1.After a 76 yesterday, KJ Choi is having a much better day today and holes out from a greenside bunker at the ninth for his third birdie of the round. Back to three over, and just inside the cut.Stricker plays the 14th in textbook fashion and coaxes in a five-foot putt for birdie to get to five under. Back at the 10th, Furyk rolls in a nice putt to join Scott and Garrigus on -7.Hoffman drops back to -4 with a bogey at the tough 15th, while at 16, Garrigus leaves a 10-footer for birdie short and remains seven under.Tentative putt from Kooch stays high at the 13th and he stays at six under. Misjudgement from Dufner at 14, where his short iron barely finds the front of the green and leaves him around 60 feet for birdie.]So, so close to a smile from the Dufmeister, but he retains his trademark deadpan face despite nailing a 12-foot putt for birdie at 13 which gives him the outright lead on eight under.Aphibarnrat gets back to four under with a well-crafted birdie at the long fourth - his 13th. But the man on the move at the moment is Peter Hanson, who has birdied the last four holes on the back nine to motor to -3 - five under for the day.Frustration for Tiger at the ninth as he leaves a 20-footer for birdie on the lip. But he then comes perilously close to doing a "Hale Irwin" as he taps in one-handed. The blade of his putter snags in the grass behind his ball, but he just makes enough contact with his balata.Grunts and groans from Garrigus at 14 as his birdie putt slips by on the left. But there's cheers back at the 12th as Kooch nails a 15-footer for birdie to move to -6.Not much happening for McDowell today, and he passes up a great chance to get under the card after biffing his tee shot at 11 to seven feet. But he's level par and only seven behind.Casey's putter has gone horribly cold over the last few holes, and he fails to convert a well-judged wedge to six feet at the 13th and stays -3.Great bunker shot from the Hoff at the driveable 14th sets up a three-footer for birdie and gets him to five under. Back at 11, Kuchar two-putts from distance to make it 29 holes without a bogey.Furyk races his birdie putt six feet beyond the cup at seven, but he rattles home the return to remain at six under.Tiger's tactic of finding the fairway backfires at the eighth, where he blocks his short-iron approach 30 feet right and tosses the offending club away in disgust. It's on the green at least.Take a bow Roberto Castro. Starts with a bogey, follows up with three straight birdies to join the group at four under.Dufner enjoys another bout of cap doffing after converting his splendid tee shot at the 11th. Three-way tie for the lead now, and conditions looking a little easier than this morning.Tiger nudges in a slippery par putt at seven after missing yet another fairway. Playing partner Keegan Bradley had earlier drained a 25-footer for his second birdie of the day to get him to -2.Charley Hoffman has slipped in very much under the radar, and birdies at 10 and 13 have lifted the Rapunzel-haired American to four under.Dufner waggles away at the 11th and knocks a beauty to six feet. As usual, he's not exactly jumping up and down with excitement!The tricky pin position at 10 fails to intimidate Steve Stricker, who hits his second to 15 feet and nails the putt to move to five under.Tiger now has a familiar spring in his step after following up his birdie at five with another at the short sixth. Back to level par, and "right in there" as he often says.Kooch two putts for a cast-iron par at the ninth to close out a solid outward 33. Remarkably, he has yet to blot his card with a bogey after 27 holes.Casey can't get out of jail at the 11th and slips back to three under. But Garrigus saves his par from four feet and remains tied at the top.Cracking response from Garrigus, who knocks a good tee shot to the 11th green and rolls in the putt to rejoin Scott on seven under.Casey has a great chance to atone for his slip at the ninth with a solid mid-iron to eight feet at 10, but the birdie putt slides by on the left. Meanwhile, Tiger heads in the right direction with a nice putt at the seventh to get back to +1.Stenson makes it back-to-back birdies at the fifth, and a fine tee shot to the next sets up a chance to get to five under.Sergio is all smiles after his monster putt for birdie at the eighth hangs onto the front lip for a while before eventually heading south. He's back to two under, just five off the lead.Henrik Stenson has enjoyed a brilliant six weeks, only once finishing out of the top three. He's on the up again after getting a putt to drop at the fourth to move to three under.Garrigus elects to putt through a lot of fairway at 10, leaves it eight feet short and then misses another par attempt. Back-to-back bogeys, and Scott is once again your leader.Mistake from Casey at nine, laying up after missing the fairway and pitching beyond the hole. His slippery par putt slides wide and he slips to -4. Up ahead at 10, Garrigus chunks his second, removing two square yards of fairway, and faces a tricky chip and putt for par.Tiger biffs a three-wood into the bunker short of the green at the par-five fourth, but he can't get up and down and stays at +2.Marcus Fraser gets into a pickle at the driveable 14th, but he saves par with a superb 35-foot putt and stays at -4.Aphibarnrat, who pitched in for an unlikely birdie from the thick stuff at 16, does well to save par at 17 and 18 and remains three under heading for the front nine.Garrigus is forced to lay up at the ninth and pitches to seven feet, but his par putt horse-shoes out and that's his first bogey of the day. Still, an outward 31 isn't too shabby.Dufner looks certain to drop a shot at the seventh as he lines up a 40-footer for par, but the crowd go wild as he finds the back of the cup to remain six under.We haven't seen much of Sergio Garcia over the first two days, but he's just birdied the fourth and sixth to go to two under.At the next, Keegan Bradley stiffs a five -iron to the par-three third as Woods comes up a bit short, his birdie attempt narrowly skidding by. However, the big news is that Garrigus has holed another at the eighth to lead all by himself for the first time.Woods sees his par attempt slide by on the right - not the start he wanted.Casey makes it a hat-trick of birdies to join the group at -6 but Woods continues his scruffy start, finding sand from the secondary rough at two and leaving himself six feet or so for par.On the very first hole Jim Furyk holes a monster birdie to go straight to -6 - boy that was travelling. Meanwhile Dufner, who holed his pitch to the second, has rolled in a mid-length putt for birdie at the fifth and is also -6.Woods is forced to lay up at the first, but he clips a wedge to 10 feet and curls in a tricky putt to save his par. Garrigus rattles in his birdie putt at the sixth, and Casey gets to five under at the fifth after a cracking approach to four feet.The Dufmeister laps up some more applause after he nails a 30-footer for birdie at the fourth to get to five under. Up ahead, Garrigus birdies the fifth and stiffs his tee shot to two feet at the sixth, leaving him not much more than a tap-in to join Scott on -7.Ian Poulter is safely in for another 36 holes after a bridie-birdie finish salvages a 71, leaving him one over for the tournament.Hearn gets back to four under with birdies at 12 and 13, fine recovery from the man who only got into the tournament when Brendan Jones withdrew.Casey can't get the eagle putt to drop, but the birdie pushes him into the group on four under par. Tiger about to tee off, once the announcer has finished reading out his list of wins!!Nobody told Paul Casey that the course was playing long. The resurgent Englishman has just reached the 580-yard fourth in two after a belter of a three-wood to eight feet.Even if the cut does move to four over, it will not be enough to keep Luke Donald in the tournament. A closing bogey adds up to a 74, leaving him outside the top 100 on +5.Mickelson saved his par at nine with a trademark chip from the rough to two feet. He's at +2 and is nailed on to survive the cut. Poulter is also back to two over after a welcome birdie at the eighth.Scott shaves the hole for birdie at nine, but that's a cast-iron par and a 68. Fabulous finish for Rose, who nails one to five feet and rolls in his sixth birdie putt of the front nine. A 66 for the Merion master, and just one behind Scott.Good recovery from Aphibarnrat, who has responded to a bogey at 11 with birdies at the next two to get to three under.The situation is changing by the minute in the top 10. Kuchar opens with a smooth birdie to get to four under, but Hearn drops back to -2 with a double-bogey five at the 11th - his second.Kaymer makes it 11 straight pars and that's a bogey-free 68 for the German. Looking good at four under, where Dufner has just arrived after binning his second to the second to prompt the biggest cheers of the day.Misreads from Scott and Mickelson at the eighth and two good chances go begging. But Scott remains seven under and Paul McGinley reckons that will be good enough for the halfway lead.Things just got Rose-ier for Justin, who backs up his cracking approach to eight with a putt to match and he moves to five under.McIlroy pars the ninth and he's done superbly to salvage a 71 with four birdies in his last seven holes. Level par, and safely in for the weekend.Stunning recovery from Scott at the eighth after he carved his drive into the woods. The Aussie gets lucky with the lie, hits a low fade under the branches and his ball skips onto the green to within 10 feet. Rose and Mickelson also have great birdie chances.At least Rose managed to save his par at the seventh thanks to a deft pitch after his approach came up short.What a start for Garrigus, who has opened birdie-birdie and joins Furyk on five under. Furyk does not tee off until 6.55pm (BST).Poulter gets into trouble at the sixth and drops a shot. Back to +2 and another big name flirting with the cut.Scott pays the price for a tugged approach into the thick stuff at seven and he can't save par. Mickelson races his par putt four feet past but makes the return. He's +2 now and cannot afford any further mishaps.Robert Garrigus opens with a birdie and is the latest to reach four under. Up at the ninth, Webb Simpson closes with a par to post a very handy 64.Mickelson again in trouble off the tee at seven and is forced to lay up. A sub-standard wedge leaves him 25 feet to save par, and he's flirting with the cut right now.Not the best of finishes for Westwood, who follows up his double at eight with a bogey at nine. That's a 73, but he's still in decent shape on one under at halfway.No joy for Simpson at the eighth, but a birdie at his last hole will at least add his name to the elite few who have shot a 63 in a major.Scott smotes a beauty to seven feet at the dangerous par-three sixth, and the putt is bang on target to take him three clear of the field on eight under.Darren Clarke pars his last four holes to post a 73 and finish at +2, which is currently the halfway cut mark. Top 70 and ties make the weekend.Whoops. Woody Austin was given a four-shot penalty for having too many clubs in his bag. Players are allowed a maximum of 14 but Austin discovered he had 15 while playing the third hole and reported it to a rules officialRose pops in a fourth birdie in five holes and joins the group at four under, which is now one lighter after Westwood comes to grief at the eighth and runs up a six to drop to -2.Rory's recovery continues with another birdie at the seventh - his 16th. That's his third in five holes, and he's back to +1.Eight straight pars for Martin Kaymer have kept the German at -4 and in a tie for third. He has three holes left to play.Simpson bogeys the seventh, his 16th, to drop back to -4. Now needs a birdie-birdie finish to shoot the magical 62.Angel Cabrera becomes the third player to pull out. The big Argentine, who shot 80 in round one, cites a wrist injury.No move today from Mickelson. 10 pars, one birdie and one bogey have kept the Muirfield hero at +1 overall.Westwood has reeled off five straight pars to remain at four-under. He has just two holes left so a couple more and he'll be in fine shape going into the weekend.Webb Simpson is now 12/1 to win. He traded at 599/1 on the betting exchanges when slumping to +5 yesterday afternoon.And another birdie for Simpson (now -7 for the round and -5 overall)! He's staring at this seemingly unbreakable record. Needs to play the last three in one-under for an historic 62.Simpson is actually nine-under for his last 23 holes following a strong finish yesterday. He was five-over after eight holes of the tournament so it's been a sensational recovery.Webb Simpson goes six-under for the day with a birdie at the fifth (his 14th). If he can play his last four holes in two-under it will be the lowest score in the history of the majors - a 62! That scoring burst has taken him all the way up to -4 and tied third.A pulled tee-shot from Scott at the par three third leads to a bogey and he's back to -7. Meanwhile, playing partner Rose makes it three birdies in a Rose and all of a sudden he's just four off the lead.Could Adam Scott go wire-to-wire? Looking at the records the last man to manage that in a major was Rory McIlroy in the 2011 US Open. Before that Trevor Immelman did it in the 2008 US Masters. Tiger has done it four times.Tweet from the PGA Championship. "The weather warning signs have been taken down. Looks like it's going to be a great afternoon of golf. #PGAChamp"Darren Clarke was going along nicely today until he came to the par four 5th. A triple bogey there flung him from -1 to +2 and he's still on that mark with two holes to play.Perhaps sensing he was looking at missing the cut, Rory has rallied. Birdies at 3 and 4 return McIlroy to +2 overall.Scott sinks a 25 footer for birdie at the second hole. He clenches his fist as he moves three clear again.Justin Rose is fighting back well. After playing his first nine in two-over 37 he's birdied the first and has just tapped in for another birdie at two after his approach sucked back to an inch from the hole. That little burst takes him back to -2 and tied 11th.Some approaches to the soggy greens now are plugging in their pitchmarks and stopping dead. That's just happened to Adam Scott at the 2nd.Ian Poulter's hopes have taken a big hit after a bogey at 17 and a double at 18. The Englishman, third in this event last year and also third in the recent Open Championship, drops to +3 overall.Manassero makes his third birdie in five holes, the latest at 15, to climb to -4 for the day and -2 overall.A reminder that Tiger Woods (+1) heads out at 13.45 local, 18.45 UK.Finally some good news for Rory as he birdies the par three fourth. It gets him back to +3.2012 US Open champ Webb Simpson is really on fire now. A fifth birdie of the day on his unblemished scorecard takes him to -3 overall (T6).An ugly double bogey seven for Jason Day at the par five fourth hole sends him back to two-under and five off the pace.The weather is supposed to get better this afternoon. Yesterday, the afternoon groups averaged 1.27 shots better than players in the morning (71.44 v 72.71).Sang-Moon Bae plays the front nine in three-under and climbs back to +2 and inside the cut line.Webb Simpson adds a fourth birdie of the day at the second hole (he started at 10) and is -4 for his round and -2 overall.Manassero moves three-under for his round after birdies at 11 and 13 and that puts the young Italian one-under overall.Rory now five-over for his last five holes and +4 for the tournament. He's currently tied 100th.Ian Poulter still level par overall after one bogey and one birdie in his opening seven holes today.Westwood bogeys the 2nd, his 11th, and he falls three back.Rory finishes his opening nine in a miserable four over and he's now +3 for the tournament. At tied 83rd he's now battling to make the cut.Both nines are playing equally hard (or easy if you're Adam Scott). 1st to 9th (average 35.95), 10th to 18th (36.17).A first mistake from Scott as he misses a five footer for par at the long par four 17th. Back to -7 and his lead is now two.Miguel Angel Jimenez not exactly a beacon of consistency so far. His opening nine contains three birdies, two double bogeys, two bogeys and two pars. It all adds up to a three-over 38 and he's down to +1.Pars for Westwood at 18 and 1 so he stays three behind Scott.Tiger nine behind and has never won a major when not leader/joint leader after 54 holes. Has lots of work to do.Scott shot the joint best round of the day on Thursday (-5) and currently has the joint best round of the day (-3) going today. No wonder he's kicked clear of the field.Scott is cut to 9/4 by Sky Bet.Scott moves three clear after a superb approach and nice five foot putt at the 16th. Now -8 and he could easily be double digits under par as he's missed a couple of other good chances.Martin Kaymer, the 2010 US PGA winner, is up to -4 after birdies at 15 and 16. The German is now tied fourth.Weather forecast suggests rain will have cleared by 11.45 local, that's 16.45 UK time.McIlroy starting to slip away here. A bogey at 17 makes him three over for the day and +2 overall.Latest Sky Bet odds: 3/1 Scott, 6/1 Westwood, 12/1 Day, Woods, 16/1 Stenson, 18/1 Furyk, 22/1 Kuchar, 28/1 Mickelson, Dufner, Kaymer. Also 66/1 McIlroy.The cut line is currently at +3 but expect that to get higher.Luke Donald drops 10 off the lead after a bogey at the par three 15th.Westwood bogeys 17 (his eighth) and Scott suddenly has an eight footer to go three clear but his putt at 15 catches the lip.Rose makes a welcome birdie at the 14th after holing from 12 feet. Back to -1.Day finds trouble off the tee at 9 and has to settle for bogey. It drops him back to -4 and three behind Aussie compatriot Scott.Scott has a good chance to extend his lead to two shots at the short par four 14th but he misses his 10 footer from the fringe. Still -7.Par-par-par-birdie start for Phil Mickelson has taken the Open champ back to level par. It's been a real mixed bag so far for Lefty, who could easily be over par for the day.Best round in progress? That's Webb Simpson, who is -3 for the day after birdies at 10, 11 and 14. It's moved him up to -1 for the tournament.Ouch. Double bogey for McIlroy at the par three 15th knocks him from -1 to +1. Now tied 46th.Ian Poulter started with a bogey today. Pars at 11 and 12 mean he's currently at +1.Five straight pars for Martin Kaymer have kept one of Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup heroes at two-under.Adam Scott leads on his own at -7 as his fast 15 foot downhill putt at the par five 13th topples in on the very last roll.McIlroy birdies the short par four 14th and is back to level par for the day and -1 overall.Not really happening for Luke Donald so far. He's played his first four holes in +1 today and he's +2 overall.Good news. The umbrellas are now being taken down.Italy's Matteo Manassero, who won the BMW PGA at Wentworth, has started nicely today. Four pars and two birdies in his first six holes and he's back to level par.The rain still coming down at Oak Hill.Scott has a golden chance to move to -7 after a great second from the rough to about five feet at 12 but he misses on the high side.Very disappointing start for US Open champion Justin Rose today. Bogey at 10 and a bogey at 11 after a careless three-putt. He's now even par.Westwood cashes in at the easy 14th with a birdie and ties Scott for the lead at -6.Latest Sky Bet odds: 4/1 Scott, 6/1 Westwood, 9/1 Day, 12/1 Woods, 16/1 Stenson, 18/1 Furyk, 20/1 Kuchar, 28/1 Dufner, Mickelson, McIlroy.Rory follows his opening bogey with a pair of pars at 11 and 12 to stay at evens.Long wait for the Scott-Rose-Mickelson group at the 226-yard par three 11th but it doesn't faze leader Scott who finds the left edge of the green. Mickelson, who scrambled a par at the 10th, pulls his hybrid into the right-hand bunker while Rose finds the heart of the green, also with a hybrid.Rose finds sand off the 10th tee and, after chipping out, makes bogey. Back to -1.Adam Scott takes the outright lead on his own after chipping in from just off the green at the 10th. Beautiful little shot from about 15 feet.Five-way tie at the top now as Westwood becomes the latest player to hit -5 after a birdie at the short par four 12th.Heavy rain at Oak Hill at the moment. A sea of umbrellas everywhere.Scott Piercy joins the lead on five-under after a hat-trick of birdies at 4, 5 and 6.Bad news for Rory McIlroy. The defending champ starts with a bogey at 10 and that drops him back to level par.Birdie for Darren Clarke at the par five 13th takes him to -2 and tied 12th.Jason Day moves into a tie for the lead with a second birdie in his first three holes - the latest at the short par four 12th.Miguel Angel Jimenez, who double bogeyed the last yesterday, gets one of those back straight away with an opening birdie at 10. That takes the cigar-chomping Spaniard back to -3 and tied sixth.Opening par for Lee Westwood at the par 4 10th. He remains just one off the lead.Butch Harmon currently watching Phil Mickelson hit balls on the range. Lefty was wild off the tee yesterday so will need to sort that out if he's to give himself a chance of winning back-to-back majors.Par for Jason Day at 11 and he stays one behind Furyk and fellow Aussie Scott.Aussie Jason Day, an absolute specialist in the majors, moves into tied third with a birdie at his opening hole of the morning, the 10th.Joint leader Adam Scott (-5) tees off in just over half an hour. He'll have fellow 2013 major winners Justin Rose (-2) and Phil Mickelson (+1) for company again.Opening birdies for European pair Nicolas Colsaerts (10th) and Joost Luiten (1st) return them to even par for the tournament.2011 Open champ Darren Clarke carded a solid 69 yesterday and he's started par-par today to stay at -1.Ishikawa moves into tied 10th (-2) with a birdie at the par three 11th, his second hole.A couple of withdrawals to report. Bo Van Pelt pulled out yesterday while Welshman Jamie Donaldson has pulled out today, citing a back injury. Both had carded 80s in round one so clearly something wasn't right.It's a rainy morning at Oak Hill which will make these greens receptive again.The only player under par currently in action is Japan's Ryo Ishikawa. He's just made par at 10 to remain at one-under.Tiger Woods started the tournament as the 9/2 favourite. After his one-over 71 on Thursday he's now 12/1 third favourite behind 5/1 Adam Scott and 7/1 Lee Westwood.Welcome to our day two coverage from Oak Hill.