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Fans hoping to get a look at Tiger Woods’ play at the PGA Championship Friday were not pleased when ESPN’s broadcast of the tournament chose an unusual camera angle for a critical putt on the 13th hole.
Woods looked like he was in danger of missing the cut in the second round at Southern Hills after a bogey on the front nine followed by a double bogey on the 11th. Then, on the 13th, he had a chance to make a short birdie.
As fans crowded around with their phones to capture what would no doubt be an important shot, ESPN zoomed in on someone’s phone as Woods sunk the putt.
The problem? Viewers at home couldn’t really see it.
The putt got Woods back on track. He birdied the 16th and saved par every other hole to finish the round 1-under 69 and advance to Saturday’s round.
Woods began the third round by holing a 15-foot par putt. But on the second hole, Woods put his tee shot into a meandering stream. It was his first penalty shot of the week. He wound up with a bogey and was 4 over for the tournament. A conventional par on No. 3 left him 1 over for the round.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and The Associated Press contributed to this report