OPEN GOLF: Tiger Woods round 2 hole by holeMarch, 2015
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8th – Onto the 8th and Woods, in the middle of the fairway oncemore, knocks a routine iron onto the green and opens the door for the chance at another birdie.
7th – Onto the par 5 7th now and Tiger drills another low one down the middle of the fairway. He follows that with his first bad strike of the day, though he may have had a bad lie. He’ll now have a wedge into the green from the first cut. Tiger yells at his ball to bite but it disobeys him and nestles into the back fringe, a tough up-and-down for his par. His chip gets him to five feet and….. it’s in. Stays on -5.
6th – Another fairway from Tiger, a very precise round so far from the 14 time major champion. He hits another close one, to around 10 feet, which would put him third on his own. He’s only gone and holed it, two under for the day, and hot on the heels on Adam Scott and Brandt Snedeker.
5th – A good tee-shot on his second par 3 of the day, just carrying the front bunker. His putt is from the fringe, and he doesnt quite read the line, settling for a par.
4th – Another solid iron off the tee for Woods, splitting the fairway. He makes the most of it as well, stiffing his approach to five feet to move to -4. Woods said before he teed off that he needed to putt better and he’s managed to walk the walk, moving to -4 with that effort.
3rd – A 5-iron into the green for Tiger from the middle of the fairway, which he calmly dispatches to the middle of the green. A good lag putt from Tiger, and he stays at -3 for the championship.
2nd – Down the second and Woods finds the front right of the green, pin-high, from the fairway. Two putts for the American and he moves onto the third without any drama.
1st – Not a bad start for the world number four as he almost dunks his tee-shot on the par 3 first. He’ll have a six footer to move to -4. His biride effort stays above ground, as does his playing parter Justin Rose’s. But the third of the trio, one Sergio Garcia, rolls his in confidently to move back to +1.
Tiger will be happy with how he played yesterday, he still sits near the top of the leaderboard on -3. Anything in the 60s today and he’ll be right in the hunt come the weekend.