The PGA Championship leaderboard doesn't have Tiger Woods anywhere near the top - but it has hot starters like Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly. Yet the first round leaders will have to wait until the afternoon to start round two.
Most of today's changes to the PGA Championship leaderboard likely won't occur for another few hours. Stricker will tee off at 2:35 p.m. et 20 minutes after Kelly. A few other leaders are starting off early this morning, but none of them has gotten closer to Stricker's -7 score yet.
All of the big stories in yesterday's first round took place in the morning - including Tiger Woods's collapse and Stricker's record-tying 63. This morning's biggest story is Rory McIlroy returning for the second round despite suffering a wrist injury. In spite of his resiliency, McIlroy is only even par overall after his first three holes and needs a bigger surge to challenge Stricker.
Even though Stricker is the leader, Woods will still be the big story of the afternoon although he is so far behind. Tiger's main goal is just to make the cut and avoid total humiliation - but his chances of marching up the PGA Championship leaderboard are almost zero. It all depends on whether he avoids any more double bogeys and what the cut line is by the end of the day.
Woods could shoot even par or lower on Friday and still miss the cut - especially if Stricker shoots another 63 or something close to it. The results won't be clear until late Friday afternoon, so golf fans who are coming home from work can tune into TNT throughout the day to watch Woods' fate.
Since Woods is so far down the PGA Championship leaderboard, it will be up to others like Stricker to keep audiences watching this weekend. Today's second round will show if Stricker is a one day wonder and help show who else could be a big threat on the weekend. However, it seems it will be another few hours before any major shifts on the leaderboard take place.