NASSAU, Bahamas — Prior to his lapse to foe during this week’s Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods certified that he would need to sojourn studious as he worked himself behind into form.
Based on his second-round performance, maybe Woods won’t need to be as studious as he would’ve believed.
Woods posted a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Friday in a turn with shots that removed a selected highlights of his past, from several shining standard saves to a near-hole-in-one.
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“It feels good,” pronounced Woods, whose measure was 8 strokes improved than a before round. “Yesterday we had it going by 8 holes and mislaid it. Today was different.”
Woods non-stop with a birdie from 5 feet on a initial hole and remained in control of his diversion for a whole round. He played a 5 par-5 holes in a common 4-under, though it was a par-3 12th hole that supposing a biggest cheers.
He strike a 6-iron that flew right during a dictated aim and scarcely went into a hole, interlude about a feet divided for an easy birdie tap-in.
“I couldn’t strike it any improved than that one,” he pronounced with a smile.
Two other large moments in a turn didn’t even outcome in birdies.
On a par-3 eighth hole, after his tee shot landed in a brush left of a green, Woods wedged out to 12 feet and rolled in a par-saving putt. Then on a par-4 16th, his expostulate landed nearby another brush in a rubbish bunker. His subsequent shot modernized a turn in that same terrain, afterwards he strike a crowd to 35 feet and done a putt to keep his turn blemish-free.
One day earlier, Woods played a final 3 holes in 4-over, stumbling home after what had been a clever start. On Friday, he incurred no such stumbles.
For only a second time in his veteran career, Woods played a rival turn as a single. Playing partner Justin Rose withdrew before to a turn with a behind injury, permitting Woods to play alone in 2 hours, 54 minutes, finishing good forward of a other 16 competitors in a field.