Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 65 at QL National

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 65 at QL National

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 65 at QL National

Tiger Woods could do little wrong on a phenomenal Friday.

The 42-year-old made seven birdies in a 5-under 65 that saw him move from fighting the cut to in contention through 36 holes.

We followed his fantastic second round, shot by shot. Catch up with what you may’ve missed below…

Hole No. 9: Par 3, 186 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:58 p.m. ET): Tiger misses right and short here, with his ball landing in the front greenside bunker. That seemed odd considering it looked like he felt he hit a fine shot. Oh well, if he gets that up and down, he shoots 65.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:03 p.m. ET): Tiger plays a huge spinner, and this ball comes to a dead stop about 5 feet beyond the cup. That’s left for par and a 65.

ON THE GREEN (1:07 p.m. ET): Tiger sneaks that in the left side and that’s a terrific 65 for Tiger. A phenomenal round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-under 65 (5 under overall, T-11)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 453 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:41 p.m. ET): This is a driving iron, and one of his only poor swings of the day. He loses this one a little right and it just sneaks into the right primary rough. It’ll depend on his lie if he can get a good shot at this green.

APPROACH SHOT (12:47 p.m. ET): The lie was OK, but this shot from the rough comes out left right away and his ball misses the green short and left. Maybe in the bunker. He does have some green to work with from over there, though.

AROUND THE GREEN (12:51 p.m. ET): Tiger may’ve chunked that from the bunker a little, but he got away with it. The ball runs out and finishes 4-5 feet under the cup. He has that short one to save par.

ON THE GREEN (12:54 p.m. ET): That was so solid. The ball actually hit something early but stayed right on line and in the dead center. Huge par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under thru 17 (5 under overall, T-11)

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 468 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:25 p.m. ET): This is a 3-wood and it was on the edge, but the ball ends up in the right intermediate rather than the primary. That’s just fine, especially with a left pin.

APPROACH SHOT (12:31 p.m. ET): Tiger goes conservative here, as he takes long out of play. His ball comes up short of the ridge in front of this pin and he’ll have 30-40 feet for birdie up over said ridge.

ON THE GREEN (12:39 p.m. ET): Great lag there. The putt comes up maybe a foot short of the cup. That’s an easy tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under thru 16 (5 under overall, T-11)

Hole No. 6: Par 4, 498 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:05 p.m. ET): A day after a brutal double bogey that started with a horrible drive, Tiger roasts a driver right down the middle. What a difference a day makes.

APPROACH SHOT (12:11 p.m. ET): He’s just in total control, puts this about 20 feet under the hole. That’s exactly what you want to do here as long is dead. This has become a clinic.

ON THE GREEN (12:18 p.m. ET): An aggressive roll, but that ball was never going to take the full left-to-right break Woods wanted at the pace he struck it. The point is, the ball missed a little left and went more than 3 feet by. His comebacker goes in the left side and he has par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under thru 15 (5 under overall, T-11)

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 354 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:50 a.m. ET): Iron off the tee and this is great down the left side of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (11:56 a.m. ET): A green-lighter from 93 yards, and that can’t be more than 3 feet from the pin! Ball lands maybe 5 feet and spins close. It’s barely more than a tap-in. Should be his seventh birdie of the day soon.

ON THE GREEN (12:02 p.m. ET): Yep, he cleans up his third birdie in four holes. Tiger is now into the top 10 and just three off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under thru 14 (5 under overall, T-9)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 439 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:33 a.m. ET): This is an iron, and only perfect. The ball lands in the right intermediate but there’s strategy there as he knew the slope there would kick it left. It does, and the ball bounds left and forward some 20 yards into the center of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (11:40 a.m. ET): Tiger goes flag-hunting and this one comes up a little short but the aim is right! This ball finishes 15 feet under the cup. Another good birdie look, honestly really good with the way he’s putting today.

ON THE GREEN (11:46 a.m. ET): So close. This one misses just to the left. But he took a good run at it and it’s an easy par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under thru 13 (4 under overall, T-14)

Hole No. 3: Par 3, 211 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:21 a.m. ET): That pin is TUCKED left, so it’s a fool’s errand to go for it. Tiger  smartly aims a little right of it, and this ball finishes 25-30 feet right and under the cup. That’s brilliantly executed.

ON THE GREEN (11:29 a.m. ET): ANOTHER one! Tiger rolls that in dead-center for his sixth birdie of the round. That new putter is doing masterful work today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under thru 12 (4 under overall, T-14)

Hole No. 2: Par 5, 606 yards

OFF THE TEE (11 a.m. ET): A driver for Tiger, and once again this is beautiful. Almost the exact same landing (right intermediate) and a similar kick to the left, but this one if more forward. This one bounds 30 yards forward on the ground and ends a long way down there on the left side of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (11:08 a.m. ET): That drive was 330 yards. That meant 276 for his second, and … with 3-wood he hits this one the tiniest bit right, but it lands just right of the green and kicks left off a slope. The ball rolls onto the green about 30 feet by the cup. He’ll have that downhill putt for eagle!

ON THE GREEN (11:13 a.m. ET): That was a speedy one down the hill, and Tiger was delicate. The ball doesn’t get there, so no eagle, but the ball finishes a foot from the cup. That’s a nice tap-in birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under thru 11 (3 under overall, T-16)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 457 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:42 a.m. ET): Well after that commotion, Tiger takes driver and launches it. This one lands in the right intermediate, kicks almost dead left and the ball scurries to the left side of the fairway. Good drive.

APPROACH SHOT (10:50 a.m. ET): From a touch inside 150 yards, this goes a little long, but it’s all good. The ball bounces beyond the pin and stops at the back edge of the green before curling back toward the hole. This ball finishes some 12 feet beyond the pin. Another good birdie look.

ON THE GREEN (10:55 a.m. ET): Jusssst not enough speed. This was a left-to-right putt that Tiger always had a touch too low. It just falls under the cup on the right. Tiger taps in for par, though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 10 (1 under overall, T-23)

Hole No. 18: Par 4, 473 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:27 a.m. ET): A driver, and this is a significant miss to the right. This lands just left of the gallery and actually kicks left off a hill. That’ll leave Tiger a flat lie in rough rather than a sidehill one. It just depends how deep this dug down to see if Tiger has a decent shot at this green.

APPROACH SHOT (10:30 a.m. ET): That was not a good lie, but Tiger muscles this out just in front of the green. It may’ve gone in a bunker, but Tiger is just short of the surface. He could still salvage par here.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:34 a.m. ET): WOW!!!!! Tiger pitches in for birdie! This one was in the fairway and Tiger had to go over a knob. He lands this about 15 feet short of the pin and it rolls perfectly into the cup. What a way to finish his opening nine.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 9 (2 under overall, T-25)

Hole No. 17: Par 3, 175 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:11 a.m. ET): Well, it’s safe now. Water fronts this green and Tiger flared this a little right, but the ball does clear. In fact, it reaches the green and then bounces right. He’s pin-high but will have about 40 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (10:22 a.m. ET): Not a good first putt. Tiger has bad read and bad speed and this ball finishes about 6 feet by the cup. The comebacker … no as well. The ball hits the left lip and rolls by about 18 inches. This is a rough three-putt bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 8 (1 under overall, T-37)

Hole No. 16: Par 4, 400 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:56 a.m. ET): Tiger goes with a sawed-off iron here and this is nice down the fairway. It’s not far down there, but he’ll be hitting his approach from the short grass.

APPROACH SHOT (10:02 a.m. ET): He left himself 188 yards, and Tiger knocks this one about 25-30 feet from the flag. It’s well right of the pin and just past pin-high. Solid shot, should be an easy par.

ON THE GREEN (10:08 a.m. ET): Tiger took a good run at this 22-footer and it had the right line, but he hit that with too much speed. This one turns left and just misses on the right side and goes 3 feet by. He cleans that up for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 7 (2 under overall, T-25)

Hole No. 15: Par 4, 493 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:39 a.m. ET): Tiger takes driver, and this one is wayyy down there. It’s at least 30 yards beyond either of his playing partners’ drives. It finishes on the left side of the fairway, too, with a right pin up ahead. That was perfect.

APPROACH SHOT (9:46 a.m. ET): This one’s pretty solid, as the ball finishes about 12 feet right below the cup. This was all set up by a drive in ideal position from where he could get aggressive. Another good birdie look.

ON THE GREEN (9:51 a.m. ET): Yeah baby! Dead center, another birdie. That was just a textbook way to make birdie from tee to the hole here.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 6 (2 under overall, T-26)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 282 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:23 a.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood at this drivable par 4 and this is not solid contact. He hits this a bit fat and the ball comes up a good 30 yards short of the green. We’ll have to see what the lie is down there, but that’s a poor tee shot on a hole with an extremely favorable pin.

APPROACH SHOT (9:30 a.m. ET): That one ended up in a bunker, and Tiger left himself a 45-yard bunker shot to a front pin. Really just an incredibly difficult shot to get close, and Tiger does OK but not great. He blasts out and his ball ends up just short of the green. He’ll have a bout 25 feet for birdie from there.

AROUND THE GREEN (9:33 a.m. ET): Tiger’s putt was on a good line but carried way too much speed. It misses left and runs a good 4 feet by. He’s not in for par yet on an easy hole.

ON THE GREEN (9:34 a.m. ET): He knocks this one in the center. Good. That would’ve been a horrible bogey on a birdie hole. Par isn’t ideal, but it’s deserved after a poor drive.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 5 (1 under overall, T-37)

Hole No. 13: Par 4, 365 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:10 a.m. ET): All you want to do is hit an iron in the fairway here. That’s exactly what TW does as his ball lands in the left side of the short grass and sticks there. He’ll have a wedge second.

APPROACH SHOT (9:16 a.m. ET): A nice shot here. Tiger wedges from 125 yards, it lands 10 feet short, takes a big hop forward, bounds some 7-8 feet beyond the pin and stops there. Another great birdie look coming.

ON THE GREEN (9:20 a.m. ET): Nope. That one started out well to the right and tried to come back but not enough. That ball misses on the right by a few inches. Looked like a straight-up push. A tough miss, but he’s also made some nice putts already. So we can deal.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 4 (1 under overall, T-36)

Hole No. 12: Par 3, 152 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:01 a.m. ET): OK, solid shot. This one finishes pin-high about 20 feet right of the cup. That appears to leave him a quick putt, but it’s a decent birdie look.

ON THE GREEN (9:05 a.m. ET): BOOM! That was a fast, swinging right-to-left putt but Tiger drained it! He gets this to fall in the right side-door and it’s another birdie. The entertaining start continues.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 3 (1 under overall, T-36)

Hole No. 11: Par 4, 474 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:40 a.m. ET): Another driving iron, another beauty. This one is right down the center. Remember how awful his drives were at Nos. 10 and 11 yesterday? These have been just the opposite.

APPROACH SHOT (8:46 a.m. ET): Uhh, that might not be good. Tiger loses this one to the right and that could’ve ended up in a marsh hazard. It’s tough to tell. The ball certainly missed the green to the right, it may’ve found the rough but could’ve been far enough right to reach that hazard. We’ll see. Either way, unforced error.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:51 a.m. ET): Tiger’s ball did find that hazard, and his ball is found in those deep weeds. But that’s only marginally good news. He puts in all his might on this swing and barely advances his ball out of there into the rough in front. That’s honestly as good as he could do from stuff that tall and thick.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:52 a.m. ET): A great chip that finishes 3-4 feet left of the cup. While the approach shot was terrible, from where it ended up, this would be a heck of a bogey if he can make this putt.

ON THE GREEN (8:57 a.m. ET): Tiger sneaks this one in the right side, but it does indeed drop. A birdie-bogey start, but man could it have been so much worse. Count your blessings early here, TW.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (Even overall, T-48)

Hole No. 10: Par 5, 574 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:22 a.m. ET): Tiger takes driving iron and this is pristine down the left side of the fairway. Likely a three-shot hole with that club off the tee.

APPROACH SHOT (8:28 a.m. ET): That was a long driving iron off the tee (it did run a bit), as Tiger had 270 yards in. He hits a low long iron that lands 10 yards in front of the green and bounds a few yards forward. He’s right in front of the green in perfect position. He’ll have a pretty straightforward pitch for eagle.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:34 a.m. ET): Tiger decided to putt this! It was over 100 feet, and wow was that awful. He leaves this one some 25 feet short, no exaggeration. That was bizarre, odd club choice and really poor execution.

ON THE GREEN (8:36 a.m. ET): Oh wow! Tiger drains that long birdie putt. Yeah, can’t say we would predict Tiger leaving a putt from off the green 25 feet short and then burying the comebacker. That long birdie putt was slick, too. What a start!

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

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Tiger tees off at 8:20 a.m. In the meantime, here’s a look at a great drive of his from Thursday…

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