Jun 30th, 2018

Tiger Woods shoots five under 65

On day 2 at Quicken Loans

Tiger Woods has shot a five-under 65 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National in Maryland and now sits five shots off the lead. 

Woods shot a even par 70 in his first round, but he blazed it up in his second round, with seven birdies, offset by a pair of bogeys. 

Here are the highlights from his round:

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Ryan Armour, Brian Gay and Beau Hossler are joint leaders on nine under, but it is going to be a great moving day, now that Woods seems to have rediscovered his touch with the putter.

"You've got to be patient on this course," said Woods.

"There's not a lot of low scores out there.”

He added: "I tried to clean up my ball-striking a little bit and continue doing what I was doing on the greens in the first round.

"I hit a lot of good putts on Thursday, they just didn't go in. I started on my line with the right pace and today I did that and a lot of them fell.”

Tiger got off to a fast start when he chipped in with a perfect little spinner from 80 feet. 

He then got to work with his new TaylorMade TP Ardmore 3 mallet putter by holing a 24-foot birdie putt at No. 10. 

But he quickly gave gave the shot back on the next hole when his second shot landed in the hazard fronting the green, and he was lucky to walk off with just a bogey. 

He then knocked in a 19-foot birdie putt at 12, before missing a 6-foot downhill birdie putt at 13. But it was birdie time again on the 15th after hitting his approach shot to 16 feet.

Woods hit 10 fairways and 13 greens and took 26 putts.

"It was solid," caddie Joe LaCava said. "I think he played better golf on the weekend at TPC, but didn't finish off the rounds and his ball-striking was better at the Memorial, but I'm not discounting it. Lots of positive signs.”

When Woods was asked whether he felt he was ready to win his 80th PGA Tour title, he didn't hesitate.

"I think I'm not that far away from putting it together where I can win.” We have been warned. 

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Tiger Woods shoots five under 65

 

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