Woods keeps streak alive

Saturday, March 27, 2004

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods needed only three holes to take the suspense out of making his 120th consecutive cut Friday at The Players Championship.

He'll need all 36 holes the final two days to catch up to Kevin Sutherland and Jerry Kelly.

Sutherland holed an 80-foot bunker shot on his way to a 3-under 69 for his first 36-hole lead in eight years. Kelly joined him with a 66 on the TPC at Sawgrass. They were at 9-under 135.

The best news for Woods is that his 69 was good enough for a tee time Saturday. Woods climbed 64 spots into a tie for 44th at 144.

Pepper, Lee share lead

Dottie Pepper shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions for a share of the second-round lead with Jung Yeon Lee in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Pepper, the 1992 and 1999 winner, and Lee (69) were at 6-under 138, a stroke ahead of 17-year-old Aree Song (73), Karrie Webb (71) and Wendy Doolan (69). Fourteen-year-old Michelle Wie (72) was three shots back.

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