Tiger Woods shoots up leaderboard at Honda Classic on US PGA Tour

Tiger Woods shoots up leaderboard at Honda Classic on US PGA Tour

Luke List and Jamie Lovemark are tied for the lead at three-under par following Friday's second round of the 2018 Honda Classic at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Only 10 players are under par through 36 holes. He hit one in the water, one in the bunker and took triple bogey.

Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. He barely got it out and then had a 13-footer for par. He was rolling along until getting bit by a double bogey at the 16th. "But like I said, everyone's playing the same greens". "I don't know why it was so much harder, the wind wasn't as severe (as Thursday)".

Woods was closer to the lead than the cut line when he teed off in the afternoon.

It was vintage Tiger, and while there are still plenty of obstacles for him to overcome in his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, Friday's effort in the second-round of the Honda Classic was a promising sign. "I'm trying to make a lot of pars, maybe sprinkle in a birdie here or there". Tournament officials have added extra police and volunteers at Goslings Bear Trap.

"I'm very pleased", said the 14-time major champion, who had three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey.

Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at two under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.

Woods has shown flashes of his once-brilliant ball-striking, ranking third in the Honda Classic field for proximity to the hole on approach shots.

Woods hit 8 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens during the second round and needed 28 putts. "Overall, it was a good grind out there". When he did make a mistake, he was able to recover, most impressively at the par-4 11th, where he saved par by getting up and down from 95 yards. "I did that for most of the day". The cut fell at 5 over par.

Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys in a seven-hole stretch and shot 77. His 76 on Friday put him at 7-over for the tournament and in a tie for 86th.

PGA National continues to be one of the biggest stories of the tournament.

Even when balls did find the putting surface there was a whole other challenge.

"I feel like I'm right there, " Woods said after finishing at 141, 1 over par and in a tie for 14th. It's going to come down to a pretty bunched leaderboard Sunday.

NOTES: Patton Kizzire did not fare well playing in Woods' group Friday. He was virtually certain to miss the cut.

New Zealand's Danny Lee has pulled out of the latest PGA Tour event late in his first round in Florida due to family reasons.

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