Meanwhile Gary Woodland chunks a shot into the water on 2. That was ugly. …but he rallies to stick an approach from the drop zone and will only make a bogey. Still Brooks Koepka looks like he’s about to be tied for the lead here.
This is a better outcome for Tiger than sitting around in the air-conditioned clubhouse for a few hours and then having to go out and play a handful of holes this evening — he coulda been stiff and creaky and ruined his round. Saturday morning he’ll have pure greens and the chance to warm up properly.
On 8 Woods takes driver and rips a baby cut but it trickles into the right rough. It’ll all depend on the lie on that par 5. Woods on 7 from seven feet…good! Four birdies and two shirts in his first seven holes. He’s seven under and it’s getting loud out there.
On 10 Woods misses the fairway and chops out. He’ll have to get up and down from about 80 yards to save par on one of the toughest holes on the course. On 6 both Kisner and Koepka miss the green on the par 3. Two tough up-and-downs coming.
Woods with an iron and that one flies just over the green onto the back fringe. He might be a little amped up. Still it’ll be a straight-forward chip from there. At 4 Koepka with a loooong birdie attempt that just misses. He’ll par and stay -10. And on 9 Spieth drops another one to get to seven under. The career Grand Slam remains in play here on Saturday afternoon.