Recap: Tiger’s Impressive Play Continues On Day Two

Tiger Woods

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A late stumble hurt his Putts Per GIR but overall he’s T7 with a 1.667.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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+.
  8. 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.

TIGER’S FRONT-NINE 31 CARD

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TEEING OFF WITH TIGER

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TIGER’S 68TH STROKE OF THE DAY

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