Tiger Tracker: Day 2 at the Honda Classic


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods followed his opening 71 with a 2-under 68 Friday to reach 1 under par through 36 holes at the Honda Classic. Randall Mell is at PGA National and tracked Tiger's second round (round started on No. 10). (Click for Honda scores | Tiger Tracker, Day 1)

No. 9 (par 4, 421 yards): 

Tiger had some inspiration for that birdie-birdie finish to shoot 2-under-par 68. His son, Charlie Axel, 3, got a great view of his papa's closing 10-foot birdie. Charlie, toted alongside Tida, Woods' mother, was on the balcony behind the ninth green when Woods finished. He was seen all along the back nine. (Total: 1-under 139; Round 2: 2-under 68)

No. 8 (par 4, 455 yards): 

Woods wants to make this cut. He hits fairway with 3-wood, stuffs a wedge to 4 feet and makes birdie to get back to even par. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 17)

No. 7 (par 3, 226 yards): 

Tiger hits the seventh green, misses about a 20-footer for birdie. His par keeps him at 1 over, just inside the current cut line. Tiger's son, Charlie, is out watching. He was being toted alongside Tida, Tiger's mom, here at No. 7. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 16)

No. 6 (par 4, 488 yards): 

Woods blew his drive way, way right, but he made a nice escape, eventually getting up and down for par from just behind the green. He stays just inside the cut line. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 15)

No. 5 (par 3, 217 yards): 

Woods killed his momentum, rinsing his tee shot at this par 3. He came up short and ended up missing an 18-footer and making double bogey. He is back in black numbers. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 14)

No. 4 (par 4, 376 yards): 

After pushing his tee shot with an iron right and into the crowd, and off the top of a fellow's head, Woods stuffs his approach to 5 feet and makes birdie to get to 1 under overall. Brad Merriman of West Palm Beach didn't get that bump on his noggin for nothing. He gets an assist on the birdie and a signed glove from Tiger. (Total: 1 under; Round 2: 2 under through 13)

No. 3 (par 5, 538 yards): 

A cold putter freezes Woods out at the third. After a big drive in the fairway at this par 5, and a big iron just off the back of the green, Woods three-putted, though it won't count as a three-putt in the stats. He lipped out a 5-footer for birdie. That is three missed birdie chances from 10 feet and closer over the last four holes. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 12)

No. 2 (par 4, 464 yards): 

After missing back-to-back short birdie chances, a frustrated Tiger misses his tee shot with an iron left. He two-putts for par from just off the front of the green. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 11)

No. 1 (par 4, 365 yards): 

Woods is finally giving himself good birdie chances, but he fails to convert his second in a row. Woods pushes a 10-footer right at the first hole and makes par. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 10)

No. 18 (par 5, 604 yards): 

After spinning a wedge in nicely, Woods gives himself a rare close chance for birdie but misses a 7-footer. The putt drifted right, not even close. He makes par to stay even for the tourney. It was just his fourth birdie chance inside 15 feet for the tourney. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 9)

No. 17 (par 3, 190 yards): 

Woods is slightly long on another par 3, forced to chip from rough but gets up and down for par. He goes through the Bear Trap 1-under. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 8)

No. 16 (par 4, 434 yards): 

Woods finally wakes his putter holing a 25-footer for birdie. He hit the fairway with an iron. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 7)

No. 15 (par 3, 179 yards): 

The 15th flummoxed Woods again. For the second straight day, he hit his tee shot over the green. This time he got a free drop from the foot of a TV tower. While he chipped poorly from here Thursday to make bogey, he hit a wonderful short flop today to save par. One third of the Bear Trap is complete. Westwood made birdie here to go two up on Woods for the tourney. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 6)

No. 14 (par 4, 465 yards): 

Woods made a mess of the 14th, missing his first fairway of the day nearly pushing his drive right in the bunker. He blasted out 15 yards short of the green and hit his worst shot of the tournament, a dreadful pitch that came up short of the green. He failed to chip in from there and made his first bogey. The chipping/pitching has been suspect for two days, the ball striking not bad at all. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 5)

No. 13 (par 4, 388 yards): 

With his best shot of the day, Woods sticks his approach to a foot and makes an easy first birdie. He hit the fairway with a 3-wood and is 4-for-4 hitting fairways. Woods goes to 1 under for the day. He and Westwood are both even for the tournament. (Total: Even par; Round 2: 1 under through 4)

No. 12 (par 4, 427 yards): 

Woods decided to hit 3-wood after hitting driver Thursday. He hits his third fairway in a row, then stuffs his approach about 15 feet. The putter is still cool. He two-putts for par. Westwood hit driver here, pounding it 30 yards past Woods into the fairway, but he makes par, too. Woods is still even for the day, Westwood, too. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 3)

No. 11 (par 4, 479 yards): 

With a 2-iron off the tee, Woods hits another fairway. He hit 10 on Thursday and is 2-for-2 today. Woods pulls another approach left but holds the green. He two-putts from 35 feet for par. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 2)

No. 10 (par 4, 525 yards): 

Woods' driver at the opening 10th was a pretty bomb deep in the fairway, but he couldn't duplicate Thursday's birdie here. After pulling his approach onto the fringe, Woods two putts for par. His 50-foot birdie attempt stopped a half roll short in the heavy morning dew. (Total: 1 over; Round 2: Even through 1)