Updates: Tiger at The Open Round 2

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – After a 7-over 78 in the opening round of The Open Championship, Tiger Woods’ goal is simple for Friday’s second round at Royal Portrush – figure out a way to make the cut. Woods, who has missed just two cuts in his first 20 Opens, starts the day tied for 144th.

PGATOUR.COM will have hole-by-hole updates of Tiger’s second round — he tees off at 5:09 a.m. ET – so check back often.

ROUND 2: TIGER HOLE-BY-HOLE

No. 3, par 3 (175 yards): A nice tee shot from Tiger, as he finds the green short and left of the pin. From outside 35 feet, he two-putts for par. 
Score: Par (hole); -1 (round); +6 (overall)

No. 2, par 5 (574 yards): Good opportunity to start with back-to-back birdies, as this hole was the easiest in the opening round. Tiger again keeps driver in his bag, going with a 3-wood that stays in the fairway down the left side, a 298-yard drive. With 250 yards to the pin, he goes with a fairway wood, his ball finishing left of the green, settling below a ridge. He opts for putter, but it’s a poor shot, as his ball barely creeps up the slope and is fortunate not roll back. That leaves him with a 15-foot birdie putt that he runs 5 feet past the hole. He rolls in the par save but it was an opportunity lost after the nice drive.
Score: Par (hole); -1 (round); +6 (overall)

No. 1, par 4 (421 yards): Unlike the first round when he used iron off the first tee, Tiger goes with 3-wood this time to start his round. But the result is the same – missing the fairway left, his ball ending up in the rough after a 260-yard drive. He’s only a few steps from the out-of-bounds stakes. Fortunately, his lie is a decent one. From 159 yards to the pin, Tiger’s approach is nicely struck, and his ball hits right of the pin and finishes above the hole. From about 30 feet, he reads the break perfectly, and rolls in the birdie putt, getting a big cheer from the gallery.
Score: Birdie (hole); -1 (round); +6 (overall)

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