Trying to keep pace at Aronimink


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – At the par-4 seventh, Woods missed his drive to the right for the first time all day, failing to get the line right at the dogleg hole. Or more likely, he just pushed his drive.

Wouldn't you know it, he found a good lie in only light rough and was able to punch his second shot into a greenside bunker, 80 feet left of the hole.

He had an awkward stance, with his right foot out of the bunker, and under the circumstances did well to blast out to six feet. It was a fast, ticklish putt, but he made it to stay 1 under.

It's hard to see anyone shooting better than 66 in the afternoon, as the scoring average is creeping up by the minute. At present it's 71.24, after being under 71 not too long ago.