Woods weekend in the balance

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Is it too early to start speculating whether Tiger Woods will make the cut?

He's 2 over at the turn, and with the cut almost certain to fall at 1 over, he needs to play the back nine under par to survive for the weekend.

Conditions aren't easy. The breeze is strengthening and the greens are becoming quite firm and fast under a baking sun.

Woods made three birdies and three bogeys on the front nine, hitting just two fairways. Yesterday he found four, which means he is 6-for-22 so far when it comes to finding the short grass with his tee shots.

The tee is up at the par-3 17th, which is playing some 40 yards shorter than yesterday and it's quite possible Woods will need a birdie there. We'll know in about two hours.