Friday at Albany Golf Club was a flashback to vintage Tiger. The same front-nine magic that saw Woods go out in 33 on his first nine holes in tournament play in 15 months on Thursday was bettered on the back nine on Friday, leading to a bogey-free 7-under par 65. Woods from
Woods moved up the leaderboard from last place in the now-17 man field — Justin Rose withdrew with a back injury — to a tie for ninth alongside Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler.
The difference in the two rounds was Woods’ ability to keep his round together through the middle of the day. Tiger was 4-under through eight holes on Thursday before giving back shots on both the par-5 9th and par-5 11th holes. He flipped those two bogeys into birdies — a four-shot swing — and played the final three holes in even par, another four-stroke differential from Thursday.
At 6-under par for the tournament, Woods is six shots back of 36-hole co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama. DJ fired his second straight round of 66, while Matsuyama shot 67 on Friday to back up his 65 on Thursday.
Her are the complete second round highlights, courtesy of the PGA Tour.