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Jul 31st, 2015


And Yes Tiger Is The Story!

The Clubhouse leader is the ‘bashful prince’ Ryo Ishikawa, with Rickie Fowler and Kevin Chappell one shot behind. Swede David Lingmerth is in fourth; it’s then a chasing pack that includes Tiger and Pat Perez.

Hats off to Rickie, who had a single bogey and 7 birdies, including three in row at the finish, but he was inched out of the lead by Ryo’s equally strong 3 birdie in a row finish to add a 68 to yesterday’s 63.

Woods followed his 3-under 68 on Thursday with the 5-under 66 that included six birdies and just one bogey, with all six birdies coming in his final 13 holes. This included a 36 footer on his second to last hole, which he celebrated with a classic Tiger fist pump.

This makes this score his best round of 2015 to date. He shot a 66 at the Greenbrier, but that was on a par 70 track, rather than the par 72 at Gainesville.

Woods is both the tournament host, and a two-time winner of the event. Woods’ best finish in eight previous tournaments this year is a tie for 17th.

The 68-66 start also represented the first time since the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship that Woods had posted two consecutive opening rounds of 68 or better.

“I hit the ball really well today,” said Woods, who found 10 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation. “I was very pleased with that.”

But he admitted his round could have been even better. “I made a few putts, but also I missed a bunch, too. This could have been one of those really low rounds. But … I’m in a good spot hitting the weekend.”

So everything is set fair for moving day. Can Tiger keep his momentum going, or will Rickie capitalize on this recent strong form?



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