WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Well it wasn’t pretty, but it could have been a lot worse.
After a front nine filled with pars, Tiger Woods survived a tumultuous inward half to post a 1-under 69 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic. At 5 under, he heads into the weekend tied for 25th and four shots behind co-leaders Jhonattan Vegas and Scott Langley.
Woods birdied his second hole before starting a run of eight straight pars. That streak ended with a bogey on No. 11, and Woods alternated bogeys and birdies across his next four holes.
After a bogey on No. 16, Woods again appeared in trouble after finding the water hazard off the tee on No. 17 for the second straight day. But he nearly holed a wedge from 98 yards, setting up his first par save of the round. He then hit his tee shot to 6 feet on No. 18 and closed with his fourth birdie of the day.
Woods declined all media interview requests following his round.
Woods hit each of his first 10 greens in regulation, and he has now found 29 of 36 greens in regulation through two rounds. This marks the first time he has carded back-to-back rounds in the 60s since the second and third rounds at the Masters.
Having survived the 36-hole cut – an improvement upon his performance on the Old White TPC three years ago – Woods will now look to shoot a third straight round in the 60s, a feat he last accomplished at The Barclays in 2013.