“Like yesterday, I kept leaving myself in tough spots above the hole and had to putt too defensively because of it. Consequently I didn’t make a bunch of birdies”.
Now he’ll spend Saturday playing with an unfamiliar rookie. “He played really good, I think it’s the best he’s done since 2013, I was really excited to see him play”. “What is it, or him?” “I holed one of the first hole and people went nuts”.
Davis Love III and Chad Campbell were a stroke back.
Terry Pilkadaris of Australia shot a 65 and is in second.
And could we have as exciting an end tomorrow as we had last Sunday with Jason Day?
There’s still a slight chance he could make the playoffs if he finished in second place, but a win is what he needs to squeak into the top 125 FedEx Cup standings and extend his season.
A solo second-place finish might also give him a chance-depending on other finishers.
He took advantage of some prime scoring conditions during the first round, shooting that 64 on a course softened by showers that morning. That moved him from #16 to first with a two stroke lead.
Woods missed the green, then bladed a pitch shot across and off the green.
Andrade began the birdie run with a 25-foot putt on the par-3 13th.
Gore surged into the lead with his strong back nine.
The 14-time Major champion might even have taken sole possession of the lead had it not been for an uneven front nine, which comprised two bogeys and three birdies to put Woods one under for the day at the turn.
“I’m not looking at it that way, you know me, ” Woods said.
The highlight of his round was a 10-foot eagle at the par-five 15th.
Tiger Woods faces a win-or-go-home situation in Greensboro this weekend. “I just never felt like I was going to miss any of them”.
After years of pedestrian play the affable veteran scorched Sedgefield with a 62 to move to 15 under and alone atop the leaderboard.
On Saturday, Woods fired a two-under 68 and finds himself in a tie for second and two strokes of the lead heading into Sunday’s final round.
“Obviously, a new position for me”, Hoge said.
Serena Williams also reached the finals of a tournament she won for the first time previous year , beating 14th-seeded Elina Svitolina in straight sets.
His luck ran out on the 18th hole. “I kind of kickstarted my way back into the tournament”. So far, he’s been the best for 36 holes, or at least tied for it with Tom Hoge, a player Woods readily admitted he had no idea existed.
Luke Donald, at No. 124 on the points list, made the cut of 3 under.
Huge crowds, part of the estimated record attendance of more than 34,000 who packed into the 7,127-yard, par 70 Sedgewood Country Club, followed Woods from start to finish, living and dying with every shot.