POTOMAC, Md. – No golfer will ever be satisfied with every aspect of his game, but for Tiger Woods, his 65 on Friday was as complete as he had in 39 competition rounds in 2018.
While he boasted missed some birdie chances, Woods 5-under-par 65 at TPC Potomac matched his lowest score of the season – the 65 he shot last month during the third round of the Players Championship, which was on a par 72 Place.
But unlike this day, when he reached 8 under par through 12 holes and could not make another birdie, Woods was able to finish his score on Friday in the second round of Quicken Loans National
"I was happy with it" said Woods, who made seven birdies and two bogeys. "I basically had a bad hole with a nice little three-putt at 1
Woods scored two excellent par parades on the eighth and ninth holes, his 17th and 18th holes, to defend the result and still make it to the top-10 with the afternoon wave Of course,
After his round, Woods was four hits behind leader Beau Hossler, who shot 66 to finish 9 under 131.
He also made some putts, a significant event given all his struggles on the green of recent times. Woods put another putter in his pocket for the first time in nearly three years this week and finally saw some putts falling, including some longer ones.
In fact, he made four putts of 15 feet or more – most in a single lap on the PGA Tour since the 2014 Honda Classic.
On Thursday, Woods made 48 feet of putts. He adjusted that amount on the first three holes on Friday and finished the second round after making 122 feet of putts.
He improved his punches by increasing the value from -1,198 to over 2.
"I felt good yesterday." "Woods said." I met a lot of good putts that started online and at the right speed and I could see my line, which is nice. Just keep going. I was not as disappointed as yesterday, and that's just a continuation of it. Today the same. I felt like I could see the lines, the ball started on my line and they went inside.
Woods & # 39; round began somewhat ominously when he threw his second strike against the 10th hole in front of the green, 100 feet from the needle, he decided to putt out of the green and the ball came terrifyingly short, got himself a 25-foot birdie – which he made.
At the next hole, Woods was happy to find his ball after his second went into great danger, he managed to make a bogey – his only one another came with the three-putt on the 17th
But he followed with three more birdies in the back to make the turn in 33, including a hole hole shot from 80 feet on the 18th. He then hit the green in 2 too Par-5 seconds for a two-putt birdie and rolled in a 26-foot putt on the third, making another birdie in the fifth as he stuffed his approach to 5 feet, finishing the round with four pars  For the day, Woods hit 10 of 14 fairways, 13 of 18 greens, and needed only 26 putts.  "I'm not that far back," Woods said. I am in a similar position as in Valspar [tied for second]. The scores will not be so low and it will be a tough weekend. It's getting hot, it's going to take a long time. It's getting hotter now, which is scary. It will be a long weekend, mentally and physically. I'm in a good position right now. "