Tracker: Tiger looks to build on Friday 66 at Zozo

Are you ready for some live, shot-by-shot analysis of the one, the only Tiger Woods? We’ve got you covered.

After Tiger shot a miserable 76 on Thursday, he trimmed 10 shots off his score on Friday, tying the biggest one day improvement in his career. Tiger enters the weekend at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood 12 shots off the pace, and T-66 in the 77-man field. In other words, a Saturday charge likely won’t get him in the trophy hunt for win No. 83, but the man needs his reps to prep for his title defense next month at Augusta National. There were some very encouraging signs on Friday after a dismal showing in Round One. Sit back, relax and enjoy Tiger’s third round in all its glory at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, near Los Angeles.

Hole 13 – Par 5

I’m definitely digging what I’ve seen the last two days from Tiger off the tee. He drills it 290 to the right side of the fairway. It’s not Bryson but Tiger can do his thing when he’s in the fairway. Tiger hammers a 3-wood that clears a bunker short of the green and he’s just 64 feet from the putting surface. Not his best effort, bumping it to 7 feet. Tiger should be placing a straight forward chip like that within a 3-4 foot window. It’s all good because he sinks the putt. That’s all that matters. He’s birdied the first two par 5s and jumps into red figures for the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 (-3 overall)

Hole 12 – Par 3

Tiger’s iron game looked sharp yesterday and he picks up where he left off sticking his tee shot from 171 yards to 15 feet. Tiger burns the left edge for birdie. It’s a tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: E (-2 overall)

Hole 11 – Par 5

Much better swing by El Tigre off the tee here at his second hole of the day. Tiger rips driver down the middle. He’s got 242 yards to the hole and sends it, but his ball drifts a bit to the right. He did the same thing yesterday. Can he get it up and down again for birdie? He pitched to 10 feet and buries it. I would pay good money for that stroke. First birdie of the day and back to even for the round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: E (-2 overall)

Hole 10 – Par 4

Tiger is grouped today with Canadian Adam Hadwin and Chan Kim, a 30-year-old former Arizona State golfer who competes regularly on the Japan Golf Tour. Imagine this has to be a dream come true for him…to play with Hadwin, of course.

Tiger’s tee shot finds the left fairway bunker and he’s only able to advance it a short distance. His third shot from 85 yards isn’t much better, finding the dance floor but leaving 31 feet for par. His putt never had a chance. Opening bogey. He also made bogey here yesterday.

TIGER ON THE DAY: +1 (-1 overall)

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