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Highlights: Woods makes six birdies on Day 2 at Augusta

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Tiger Woods got off to a strong start on the par 3s Friday at Augusta National.

He hit his tee ball to 7 feet on the par-3 fourth and sank the putt for his first birdie of the round. Two holes later, after a bogey at the difficult par-4 fifth, Woods drained a 20-footer at the par-3 sixth.

He even gave patrons a nice putter raise.

After an unexpected bogey at the par-5 eighth, Woods made this 37-footer for birdie at the par-4 ninth.

With three birdies and two bogeys, Woods shot 1-under 35 on the first nine. He turned in 3 under par for the tournament, four off the lead, and added another birdie at the difficult par-4 11th to reach 4 under.

Woods settled for par on 12 and 13, but then made back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15. The one on 14 was especially impressive considering he was nearly taken out on his approach shot by a security guard who accidentally slid into him:

Woods' birdie on 15 - his sixth of the day - came via a 30-foot putt and a vintage Tiger fist pump. It also got him to 6 under on the day, within a stroke of the lead:

Tiger had a chance to tie or even take the solo lead with birdie chances from 9 and 13 feet on 17 and 18, but he missed them both and settled for pars.

Still, Woods came home in 33, carding a second-round 68. His Friday charge leaves him at 6 under for the week, just a shot off the lead held by Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen.