Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 73 at Quail Hollow

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 73 at Quail Hollow

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 73 at Quail Hollow

Tiger Woods has likely survived the first 36 holes.

It took until his final hole Friday to make a birdie on the round, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. That birdie moved him to 2 over. His 2-over 73 should mean he makes the cut on the number. We will monitor, but 98 percent he makes the weekend at this point.

In the meantime, we followed his entire second round shot-by-shot below. Catch up with what you may’ve missed.

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 479 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:29 p.m. ET): Well, this driver is roped. He lands it in the left side of the fairway and the ball rolls 30 yards forward and kicks into the right side of the fairway. If Tiger wants that closing birdie, he put himself in position off the tee.

APPROACH SHOT (12:35 p.m. ET): Tiger from 140 yards hits a solid approach about 15 feet left and beyond the cup. A decent look for a birdie that could mean the difference between him making or missing the cut.

ON THE GREEN (12:41 p.m. ET): Tiger from 13 feet … OH YEAH!!! He buries that slippery left-to-right putt. He’s now T-66 and if anything the afternoon wave will slide. He should be safe for the weekend with that clutch birdie, his first today!

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-over 73  (2 over overall, T-66)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 348 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:14 p.m. ET): Tiger must know where he stands, as he gets aggressive with driver here. This one is laced right down the middle. He’ll have a long pitch or half-wedge in for his second.

APPROACH SHOT (12:20 p.m. ET): Tiger tries to pitch this up there, but the ball checks up too quickly and falls short of the top ridge. He’ll have 25 feet for birdie with that ridge to go over. Frankly, that was a putrid shot at the time he needed it least.

ON THE GREEN (12:24 p.m. ET): Nope, that putt never had a chance. Tiger come up short there and taps in for birdie. The cut could definitely drop to 3 over with the afternoon wave still to play on a tough course. But with it being 2 over right now, Tiger needs to make birdie at the last to not put himself in jeopardy of missed cut.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 17 (3 over overall, T-86)

Hole No. 7: Par 5, 528 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:58 a.m. ET): Tiger goes driver here and with a mighty lash. But this ends up in the left fairway bunker. He’s not near a lip, so he could still go for this in two.

SECOND SHOT (12:01 p.m. ET): Tiger only had 215 yards left, but with the pin tucked right over water, he decides to lay up. He does so in perfect position down the fairway.

THIRD SHOT (12:05 p.m. ET): Nicely done, TW. He lands this a good 7-8 yards beyond the pin on purpose, hitting the top of a slope and spinning back about 7 feet below the hole. A really important birdie putt upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (12:10 p.m. ET): Tragic. That putt had plenty of pace, but it was left, hit the lip and rimmed out. That’s a par, but a huge birdie opportunity lost. Especially important, as he’s still one back of the projected cutline with two to play.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 16 (3 over overall, T-87)

Hole No. 6: Par 3, 229 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:43 a.m. ET): That was pure. Tiger rifled this one right at the flag, and the ball lands just short of the pin and bounds 15 feet past. On this hole, that’s one of the closest shots all day. It’ll be a putt downhill, but a good look.

ON THE GREEN (11:49 a.m. ET): Tiger misses that one left and the ball trickles some 4 feet by. And wow, he misses that comebacker. A second day, a second three-putt from 15 feet for bogey. Unreal. Tiger is once again one north of the cutline.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 15 (3 over overall, T-88)

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 458 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:24 a.m. ET): Tiger goes 3-wood here and this is a great one down the left side of the fairway. Ideal.

APPROACH SHOT (11:29 a.m. ET): This one is just OK from 166 yards. Tiger asks for the wind to leave it alone as the ball finishes some 30 feet left and below the hole.

ON THE GREEN (11:35 a.m. ET): Tiger nearly drains that 30-footer, but it comes up inches short. That ball may’ve gone in the left side if it had enough speed, but alas it didn’t. Easy par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 14 (2 over overall, T-67)

Hole No. 4: Par 3, 159 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:09 a.m. ET): Tiger misses this one by a couple of yards. The ball finishes 40 feet right and long of the pin. If this ball is just a yard or two more to the left and short, Tiger might’ve caught a ridge that would’ve funneled the ball inside 10 feet. Instead, he’ll have to putt over that ridge, which means this will be a tricky one speed-wise.

ON THE GREEN (11:20 a.m. ET): Tiger comes up 3 feet short here, but he cleans up the comebacker. That’s another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 13 (2 over overall, T-67)

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 472 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:52 a.m. ET): Tiger’s driver off this tee heads left and he may have some tree trouble over there as that goes flying into the gallery. We’ll see.

APPROACH SHOT (10:57 a.m. ET): Tiger indeed has tree trouble and goes high to get over it, and he does OK. The ball does clear everything but does end up short of the green. He’ll have a pitch up a slope to a front pin for his third.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:59 a.m. ET): Tiger lands this one on the green and it bounces and rolls about 6 feet past the pin. Another testy par putt awaits.

ON THE GREEN (11:02 a.m. ET): He walks that one right in. Now that putter is heating up, if only he can now get some more birdie opportunities.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 12 (2 over overall, T-67)

Hole No. 2: Par 4, 456 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:35 a.m. ET): Tiger goes with a stinger 2-iron off this tee, and it’s a beauty right down the middle. Great stuff.

APPROACH SHOT (10:40 a.m. ET): From 168 yards, Tiger yanks this one. He looks at it concerned, as the ball trundles left of the green and into the first cut. But he’s maybe 30 feet from the hole. Poor shot from there, but not a bad miss. He might be able to putt this and should not be a tough up and down.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:44 a.m. ET): He indeed putts that one, and it comes up about 4 feet short. That left for par.

ON THE GREEN (10:47 a.m. ET): That was a tricky left-to-right putt, but Tiger coaxes it in the left side of the cup. Another important par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 11 (2 over overall, T-67)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 502 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:19 a.m. ET): Tiger misses the fairway right here but is in the first cut. He’ll have a fine look in from there.

APPROACH SHOT (10:24 a.m. ET): Yeesh. Tiger hops this one over the green into the rough over the green. That’ll leave a tricky up and down from beyond the surface.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:28 a.m. ET): Tiger played that pretty well. He had to land that just on the back of the green and let it roll down. He does just that, and the ball finishes about 5 feet under the cup.

ON THE GREEN (10:31 a.m. ET): Tiger rolls this one right in. Great stroke and par save.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 10 (2 over overall, T-69)

Hole No. 18: Par 4, 498 yards

OFF THE TEE (10 a.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood off this tee and this is a nice aggressive one down the left side of the fairway. It’s long, too, as his ball finishes some 10 yards at least past Reed’s driver.

APPROACH SHOT (10:05 a.m. ET): Tiger from 175 yards fires a shot right at the flag, and that balls come to rest about 8 feet below the cup. That’s textbook, and a great chance for a much-needed birdie.

ON THE GREEN (10:11 a.m. ET): This must be frustrating for Tiger. That putt was always left. Another great opportunity missed. Stats: 4/7 fairways, 7/9 GIR and 18 putts through nine holes. Yes, 18 putts. Yikes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 9 (2 over overall, T-67)

Hole No. 17: Par 3, 200 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:46 a.m. ET): Tiger flails this one out to the right. It pretty much ends up around where he was yesterday, right of the front of the green. He’ll have a 30-yard pitch for his second.

AROUND THE GREEN (9:50 a.m. ET): Tiger hits a nifty chip to tap-in range. What an effort there. That’ll be a huge par.

ON THE GREEN (9:54 a.m. ET): Tiger taps in for a nice par. Once again, he’s back inside the cutline.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 8 (2 over overall, T-69)

Hole No. 16: Par 4, 492 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:28 a.m. ET): Tiger takes driver and it’s a nice lash, but the ball bounds into the left rough. Still, he’s way down there and has a good angle into this pin.

APPROACH SHOT (9:35 a.m. ET): Tiger plays a punch draw from there, and this a solid shot that sees the ball roll about 35 feet left and long of the hole. From there, that’s not bad.

ON THE GREEN (9:42 a.m. ET): That was actually a solid putt from 28 feet. A little low and short, but by less than a foot from a decent distance away. He cleans up from there for par. He’s back inside the cutline.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 7 (2 over overall, T-70)

Hole No. 15: Par 5, 580 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:08 a.m. ET): Tiger takes out driver here and roasts in down the fairway on this hole for the second straight day. TW, now a shot above the projected 1-over cutline, desperately needs a birdie or better here with the Green Mile coming up after.

APPROACH SHOT (9:16 a.m. ET): From about 260 yards, Tiger tries to play a cut but the ball just doesn’t come back enough. The ball trundles into the left greenside bunker. The good news is that he has plenty of green to work with from there.

AROUND THE GREEN (9:20 a.m. ET): That is just not good at all. Tiger chunks this bunker shot, and the ball comes up maybe 30 feet short of the cup. A long birdie putt is left on a hole where a birdie is almost a must.

ON THE GREEN (9:23 a.m. ET): That was a 25-footer and Tiger finally has good speed, but this one misses left and a tiny bit long. It’s a tap-in par, but that’s not what you want after that drive on a gettable par 5.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 6 (2 over overall, T-71)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 344 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:51 a.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood and this one is right and short of the green. Just not a very good swing, and he’ll have a 90-yard shot for his second from the right intermediate.

APPROACH SHOT (8:59 a.m. ET): Tiger had a tough angle over a bunker to a back pin and he goes extremely conservative. This ball comes up about 60 feet short of the cup. A LONG birdie attempt upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (9:02 a.m. ET): Tiger’s first putt finishes under the cup and about 7 feet left. His remainder is a no-go as well. That’s a three-putt bogey and Tiger is all out of sorts on the green.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 5 (2 over overall, T-73)

Hole No. 13: Par 3, 213 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:38 a.m. ET): A beauty. Tiger goes right at that flag, and the ball ends up about 10 feet below the cup. A terrific shot and birdie look upcoming. Actually may’ve been a bit unlucky that the ball didn’t actually roll closer on a firm green.

ON THE GREEN (8:44 a.m. ET): Tiger from 13 feet … another one short. This one is a touch short and left. He needs to get that speed down if he wants any chance at a low round. Another simple par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 4 (1 over overall, T-54)

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 464 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:24 a.m. ET): This is an iron stinger here, and that’s tasty. Tiger puts this one right down the middle of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (8:28 a.m. ET): That’s more like it. Tiger lands this shot from 166 yards about 15 feet short of the pin, and the ball rolls all the way pin-high about 10 feet left of the cup. A great birdie look upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (8:33 a.m. ET): Tiger just not seem to have the pass right. This is another one short, and by at least six inches. It was never online either, always a little right. A simple par, but his poor speed on the greens continues.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 3 (1 over overall, T-57)

Hole No. 11: Par 4, 443 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:06 a.m. ET): Tiger blasts 3-wood beautifully down the left side of the fairway here. Absolutely perfect.

APPROACH SHOT (8:12 a.m. ET): That was mean. From inside 140 yards, Tiger hit a pretty draw that landed some 10 feet right of the pin and spins back a bit. It seemed he would have a 15-footer for birdie below the hole, but the ball reached a false front and kept trickling all the way off the front of the green and down a slope. He’ll instead have a tricky 15-yard chip for birdie instead.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:14 a.m. ET): That was a tough one, and Tiger  handles it decently, but the ball checks up some 10 feet short of the cup. He’ll need to drain that to save par.

ON THE GREEN (8:18 a.m. ET): That putt never had enough speed. It comes up about 6 inches short and low. That’s a tough bogey to swallow after a perfect drive and what appeared to be a great approach shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 2 (1 over overall, T-57)

Hole No. 10: Par 5, 604 yards

OFF THE TEE (7:42 a.m. ET): We start today on a par 5, and Tiger takes driver. It’s not a terrible swing, but this ball leaks a bit right and into the rough. Unless it’s a real good lie, a lay up is upcoming.

APPROACH SHOT (7:53 a.m. ET): It actually was a solid lie, and Tiger takes wood from the rough from 277 yards. He was just trying to get this near the green, we think, and did just that. His ball ends up about 10 yards short and left of the surface, maybe in a bunker. Regardless, he’s in good position in two.

AROUND THE GREEN (7:59 a.m. ET): That was in the bunker, and the ball was hit too hard. But just as it appeared to be trundling over the green, the ball checked and spun back a bit. It finishes about 15 feet beyond the cup, which isn’t great but it could’ve been worse.

ON THE GREEN (8:01 a.m. ET): That 12-footer was not good. He misses low and right, and the ball trickles some 3 feet away. He does nail the comebacker, but that’s a missed birdie opportunity.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (Even overall, T-33)

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UPDATE No. 2 (3 p.m. ET): Aaron Wise has exploded in front. He starts on the back nine and goes out in 4-under 32 to reach 7 under and take a three-shot lead!!

Paul Casey and Peter Malnati (both through eight) and Johnson Wagner (in clubhouse) are T-2. Sam Burns closes bogey-bogey to sit T-5 at 3 under. First-round leader John Peterson fires a 77 to drop 33 spots to T-34 at Even par.

UPDATE No. 1 (11:35 a.m. ET): Sam Burns has moved in front at Quail Hollow.

He closes his front nine eagle-birdie-birdie to go out in 4-under 31 and move to a two-shot lead at 6 under overall. He leads by two over three players. John Peterson, the overnight leader at 6 under, has bogeyed four of his last five to drop to a tie for 10th at 2 under.

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