Tiger Woods posted a second-round 68 on Friday, and after two days in the books, the golf superstar, by all accounts, has been impressive, carding a 36-hole score of 7-under 137 for a T5 position.
“I think I’m still in it,” said Woods, who is five back of leader Charley Hoffman. “We’ve got two more days, and I think it’s supposed to blow a little harder tomorrow. If that’s the case, I think a good, solid round should get me up there.”
RECAP BULLETS: TIGER WOODS
Here’s a recap of Tiger’s second round:
- Woods finished with a 31-37-68 score with four birdies, one eagle, two bogeys, and 11 pars. He is at 7 under and five back of the lead.
- He was solid to the green once again, hitting 12 of 18 – a 66.7% clip. Through two rounds, he’s 24 of 36, with only four players more accurate.
- A late stumble hurt his Putts Per GIR but overall he’s T7 with a 1.667.
- His accuracy off the tee improved somewhat today (9 of 13 compared to 7 of 13 on Thursday) but he is still just hitting them at a 60% clip.
- He finished with four more birdies, which leaves him in middle of the pack with 9 total. He did have an eagle, and is one of only seven players to score an eagle thus far.
- After that eagle (on the par-5 ninth), Tiger held sole possession of the lead for the first time. It was also his first eagle since round two of the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
- At 41, and having played just a handful of rounds the past few years – along with the assorted health and personal problems he’s dealt with, it is really stunning to see him hang in there with the world’s top-ranked players this long. If he were to be graded on a curve, he’d get an A+.
- All that said, the only concern I see is fatigue. Tiger was not the same player over his final 7-8 holes, so he could be running out of gas. We’ll find out early in Saturday’s round. If he starts hot or even treads water, then today’s final holes were a just a blip. If he struggles and shoots over par, then mark this stretch down as the turning point.
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TEEING OFF WITH TIGER
TIGER’S 68TH STROKE OF THE DAY
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