Tiger positive

CHRIS STEVENSON

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Tiger Woods said he didn't hit practice shots out the notorious Church Pews bunkers because "I don't think that you should be practising negativity."

He had to deal with the negativity yesterday.

Woods hit into the Pews on the fourth hole and wound up with an awkward stance. He wedged it out, hit onto the green and made bogey.

"If you do make a mistake there," he said, "you are just going to have to wedge out anyway, accept your mistake and move on."

OVER PAR IS NOT FUN

Tom Pernice, Jr., moved into contention with a second consecutive two-over 72.

Is shooting a 72 here like shooting a 68 elsewhere, he was asked?

"I don't know," he said. "It seems like you're having more fun when you shoot a 68."

QUITE THE DANDY

Ian Poulter makes quite a fashion statement. What it says, we're not quite sure.

After sporting purple plaid pants Thursday, he wore pink pants complemented by pink shoes in the second round.

Shingo Katayama wound up being a nice accessory as he opted for a pink cowboy hat.

LEFTY NO TIGHTWAD

A local waitress had to be disappointed when Phil Mickelson missed the cut.

Lefty left Karen Cotullo a $100 US tip after he and two others ate three meatball hoagies at an Oakmont-area restaurant last week.


Videos

Photos