This is starting to become similar to a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde act where we’re unsure which Tiger Woods will show up. Tiger was only one of 13 players to shoot over par in the first round. After bogeying four of his first six holes, he didn’t make another for the other 30 holes.
Tiger had one of his great ballstriking days — like the back nine at Pebble Beach in the third round and the entire 18 in the first and last rounds at The Barclays last week.
“It was a clean card today,” said Tiger. “Could have been a little bit lower. I missed a few out there, but overall with the wind blowing like this, it’s a little bit swirly and a little bit gusty, I feel very pleased with the number I was able to post.”
The wind picked up for the guys who teed off in the afternoon, which bumped Tiger up the leaderboard 56 spots to T31.
Hopes for the weekend?
“Continue building what I’m building on,” he said. “Each and every day I’m trying to build on what I’m working on, and it takes time. I’m pleased that yesterday I was able to turn it around yesterday after a poor start, figure out what the changes I need to make in my swing, and I did that, and that continued today.”
Phil Mickelson shot a 65, his best round of the year, to surge up the leaderboard and into contention.
Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker share the lead at 12-under.
[AP Photo/Stew Milne]