Woods’s lag comes up about 4 feet short. Little meat left on that bone. Woods from 203 yards…online…but comes up short of the stick. Still it’s on the green maybe 30-40 feet left for birdie. Woods stripes one off the tee with driver. That’s right: a fairway hit with a driver. Meanwhile Rory snaps his tee ball into the left bunker.
On 12 Woods from 14 feet for birdie…and it burns the edge. He taps for par and stays eight under tied for sixth and very much in the mix. From 100 yards on the par 5 8th Koepka nearly jars it on the fly before it sucks back to about 6 feet. That’s for birdie to get to -12.
From the juicy stuff Woods takes a hack and finds the front of the green. Only problem? The pin is tucked waaaaaay in the back. This putt will be — wait for it — 98 feet 11 inches. Or as I call it: a half-wedge shot. Stay tuned. Woods with a driver off the tee and he over-cuts it into the right rough.