Tiger Woods came into the second round of the 141st Open Championship with a 67, at 3 under. Two birdies and two pars on the last four holes put him at another 67 for the day, and 6 under total for the tournament.
Woods has been very impressive in this tournament, only missing the fairway once today. That makes a total of only two times he missed the fairway in the first two days. Along with putting, this was something that plagued Woods in his past couple tournaments.
At 18, Woods teed up and his shot went right, and into a deep bunker. He was visually frustrated with the way in which he was finishing the round. The bunkers on this course are unforgiving, especially today with all of them being filled with water thanks to Mother Nature.
Then, as if to silence any doubters, he hit an amazing shot out of the bunker into the hole. His finishing birdie elicited a thunderous applause from the crowd. Instead of being 6 shots off the lead, that shot put Woods at only 4 shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker is at 10 under for the tournament, having shot a 66 in Round 1 and 64 today.
In the Majors in which Woods has shot 67 or better, he went on to win the tournament (2000, 2000, 2005, and 2006). He will play in Saturday’s third round in the second-to-last group. Hopefully, he keeps this momentum up going into Saturday.