POTOMAC, Md. – This was more like that.
Tiger Woods launched his own fireworks display on July 4 on Friday in the second round of the Quicken Loans National, with 7 birdies and TPC Potomac on Avenel Farm he signed a 5-under-par score of 65. That left him at 5 out of 36 holes and equally important, it made him happy about his game rather than answers search.
Woods is also in contact with the guides as he wins his 80th PGA Tour title and first since winning the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
"I think as the year progresses, I think I'm not that far from bringing it together where I can win," Woods
He has put almost everything together with his 65, the Round, after the he's been looking for recently, especially after missing the cut in the US Open and in the Memorial, where he had one of the worst weeks of his career, he wore a tie for 23rd place. And after a boring start on Thursday, Woods found some magic in his pocket next to the new putter he broke out this week.
This was the Vintage Tiger – hit 10 of 14 fairways (with only two tempo) (off), 13 out of 18 greens, controlled his ball and gained confidence as the day got hotter. The loudest roar that came from the great galleries in lockstep with Woods came as he tackled Birdie from 30 yards on the 18th hole – his ninth – and as he entered another birdie of 26 feet on the third.
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And one Day after his longest converted putt came 9 feet, Woods knocked in birdie putts of 26, 24, 19, 16, 3 and 2 feet. The four putts he made longer than 15 feet were the most he has done in a round on the PGA Tour since the 2014 Honda Classic.
So the new putter – a TaylorMade TP Ardmore 3 hammer that has replaced its long lane, the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 blade – has a firm home in its pocket
"It has a bit more toe hanging so that It releases a bit more than my old Scotty, "Woods said. It feels good to me, I do not like blocking putts, I like the toes moving and covering the ball, it felt good today. " It felt good from the start when Woods made his 24-foot hole on the tenth day.
"I hit a good putt," Woods said. "I did that all day yesterday, I hit good putts, started the ball online and at the right speed and they just did not go in. So what if I keep doing what I have not done in about four tournaments? "They'll start falling."
"And today they've fallen."
For much of the year that has reached 11, Woods has slowly started and he has fallen behind the proverbial 8-ball course Now he is in the position to not need this spectacular round Saturday to enter Sunday's competition when he scored 7-under-65 in the third round of the Players Championship, after much of the 36 holes He eventually went for 11th (19659006) No, he is in the position similar to where he was in the Valspar championship, where he screamed the third round only two out of the lead. do He finished for second place.
The heat of the dispute will rise on Saturday along with the heat Mother Nature will muster. Woods knows he has to be patient, keep the putter moving, and make the crowd roar.
"It's going to be a tough weekend," Woods said. It's going to be a long time, it's getting hotter than now, which is scary, it's going to be over 100 degrees and it will be a long weekend, both mentally and physically.
"I'm in a good position right now."