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Tiger on the Prowl

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tiger woods 8 12 Tiger on the Prowl

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — When the fog finally lifted at the PGA Championship, there was Tiger Woods.

Not the Woods whose personal life is in shambles and his game not much better. The one who ruled golf with 14 majors — and counting.

Woods is at 3 under through his first five holes, giving him a share of the lead with Stuart Appleby and Martin Kaymer. Appleby is one of two players to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour this year, doing it earlier this month in the final round of his victory at Greenbrier.

Phil Mickelson, who could take the world No. 1 ranking from Woods this week, tees off in the afternoon with U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen. Playing two groups ahead of them are Stricker, the Wisconsin native and No. 4 player in the world, and Rory McIlroy, who tied a major championship record with a 63 in the first round of the British Open.

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