AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods split the fairway at the ninth, ripped his approach to 6 feet and rolled in the birdie putt like his first eight holes, to say nothing of the last five months, never happened.
The world No. 1 shot an adventurous 1-under 35 (three bogeys, two birdies and an eagle) to turn at 9 under and just three off the lead held by Phil Mickelson and K.J. Choi.
The birdie moved Woods to 2 under on the ninth for the week. For what it’s worth, the last time Woods won the spring invitational he was 3 under on the par 4.