April 12, 2019

Woods’ Mesmerizing Masters Charge Sets Up All-Time Weekend at Augusta

Dan Kilbridge, author for Golfweek

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The thing about not constantly holding a cellphone is it allows you to slap both hands with random strangers and fist pump everyone within arm’s reach.

There was a lot of that happening Friday as Tiger Woods played his way into contention during a mesmerizing afternoon at the Masters.

Woods matched his lowest round at Augusta National since 2011 with a 4-under 68 to get one back on a leaderboard that reads like a far-fetched fantasy and provides potential for an all-time weekend.

At 6 under for the week, Woods is tied for second and trails co-leaders Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen by a stroke. Woods tees off at 2:05 p.m. alongside Ian Poulter Saturday in Round 3.

“I feel like I played my own way back into the tournament,” Woods said. “I was just very patient today. Felt very good to be out there doing what I was doing. This is now three straight majors that I’ve been in the mix, so it’s good stuff.”…

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