Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 68

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 68

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 68

Tiger Woods will enter the weekend in the hunt.

It wasn’t the prettiest round Friday, but Woods was able to piece together a 2-under 68 in the second round to put himself five back and T-10 heading into the weekend.

Catch up with Woods’ Friday, shot by shot, below…

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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 452 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:47 p.m. ET): That’s a driver and a beautiful fade down the right side of the fairway. That’ll leave him a great look into this hole, should have no more than a short-iron approach.

APPROACH SHOT (5:53 p.m. ET): That was pretty mediocre, as Tiger from 109 yards lands this over a ridge some 25 feet beyond the hole. A missed opportunity for birdie here unless he drains that long one.

ON THE GREEN (5:58 p.m. ET): That was always short, but he taps in from there for a two-putt par. Not a great day from Tiger, but it’s solid. He’s certainly still in contention with 36 to play.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under 68 (6 under overall, T-10)

Hole No. 17: Par 4, 390 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:35 p.m. ET): An iron off the tee here, and this is a solid one down the middle.

APPROACH SHOT (5:39 p.m. ET): That’s a solid one, pin-high and about 18 feet left of the flag. That leaves a decent birdie look.

ON THE GREEN (5:42 p.m. ET): Oh, that was mean. A great putt but it turns hard right at the end and catches a huge part of the right lip and lips out. He had a lot of speed on that one, and it was a good putt but just the slightest bit off. He taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 17 (6 under overall, T-10)

Hole No. 16: Par 5, 656 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:20 p.m. ET): A driver … and this is pretty. Tiger hit a lower one here and it lands right in the middle, carrying 290 yards. It hits the downslope and rolls probably another 50 yards and reaches the left intermediate rough. That’s all good, he can lay up nicely from there.

SECOND SHOT (5:25 p.m. ET): Tiger was actually far down enough that he could’ve gone for this in two if his ball didn’t end up in a divot, but it did. Probably for the best, as it would’ve been a 274-yard shot from a downhill lie. Instead he lays up in the fairway inside 100 yards.

THIRD SHOT (5:27 p.m. ET): Solid, but not great. Tiger lands this next to the pin from 87 yards, but it hops forward into the back fringe and tries to spin back but only does a little. This ball finishes 12 feet by the hole on the green. Still, a good birdie look. If he lands this a yard shorter, it might’ve spun right next to the cup.

ON THE GREEN (5:30 p.m. ET): Unlucky. That hit something with maybe 4 feet to go, popping it up and slowing it and pushing it to the right. That looked to be on a good line until that hop, and instead this ball finishes just low and right. That’s annoying, but you can’t change it. Par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 16 (6 under overall, T-9)

Hole No. 15: Par 3, 225 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:10 p.m. ET): This is a smart 5-iron from Tiger that lands about 25 feet left and short of the cup and basically sticks there. A little over 20 feet for birdie, so a decent look on a tough hole.

ON THE GREEN (5:14 p.m. ET): That was a good roll but just misses on the right. That’s an easy par. Think Tiger would like to get to 8 under by day’s end, which would mean two more birdies coming in.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 15 (6 under overall, T-9)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 463 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:55 p.m. ET): Tiger pulled that 3-wood just a little too much. This one goes down the left side of the fairway and then kicks into the left rough. He should be fine over there, it will just depend on the lie – which looks OK.

APPROACH SHOT (4:59 p.m. ET): Tiger had to gouge that out and draw this in, but it just hangs a bit too far right. It looked like Tiger caught a greenside bunker, but the ball hung up in rough. It leaves him an awkward stance. He does have plenty of green to work with, though.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:04 p.m. ET): It took Tiger minutes to get a stance there, as this ball was on a steep upslope just above a bunker. He basically had to stab at that and hope, and this had no chance. This ball goes racing by the hole and into the intermediate cut just beyond the green. That left him 25 feet for par, and he chipped this nicely to a foot. But that will be a bogey.

ON THE GREEN (5:06 p.m. ET): A bogey. His first since the opening hole. Considering how wayward Tiger continues to be, he’s done really well to only have two bogeys today. He probably can’t win if he drives it this erratically on the weekend.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 14 (6 under overall, T-7)

Hole No. 13: Par 4, 464 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:38 p.m. ET): A driver here, and that is just pulled a little too much. The ball finishes in the left rough and appears to be close behind a tree. Don’t think he’s stymied there, but he may really have to fashion something to get this online.

APPROACH SHOT (4:45 p.m. ET): He had a tree to his right and that lumber prevented him from going high, too. He had to play this along the ground from 160 yards, and does a good job. This one just carries the rough and rolls all the way to right in front of the green. It’ll leave him an interesting chip over a hill, but that’s the best he could do from where he hit that drive.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:48 p.m. ET): Tiger actually putted this over that huge hill, probably about a 60-footer overall … and that is just amazing touch. That was not an easy one to judge at all, but he did so perfectly. The ball finishes maybe a foot left of the cup, perfect speed. He’ll tap in for par from there. That was impressive.

ON THE GREEN (4:52 p.m. ET): Indeed, nice par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under through 13 (7 under overall, T-6)

Hole No. 12: Par 3, 181 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:32 p.m. ET): There. We. Go. Tiger fashions a draw with a 7-iron and this is freakin’ perfect. Lands that maybe 5-10 feet right and below the hole and it spins to about 18 inches under the cup. That will be a tap-in birdie, people!

ON THE GREEN (4:35 p.m. ET): He does tap in, and we’re onto 7 under and within four.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under through 12 (7 under overall, T-6)

Hole No. 11: Par 4, 408 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:18 p.m. ET): He loves this 3-wood and yep, that’s a good one down the left side of the fairway. Pin is right, so another good angle coming in here. Tiger has kind of stalled in this round at the moment, could use a couple more birdies coming in.

APPROACH SHOT (4:23 p.m. ET): Tiger takes this one from 141 yards with a 9-iron right over the flag, but it’s a tad deep. Still, that’s a solid one that finishes about 20 feet beyond the flag. Solid result.

ON THE GREEN (4:26 p.m. ET): That one was a little speedy down the hill, and Tiger gets a little cautious as this finishes a little right and short. He taps in for another easy par. Again, though, he’ll want a couple more birdies before the round is over.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 11 (6 under overall, T-8)

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 413 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:07 p.m. ET): Another beautiful swing, as Tiger takes 3-wood up the right-center of the fairway. That could hardly be placed better. That leaves him a wedge second with a great angle.

APPROACH SHOT (4:12 p.m. ET): Actually a 9-iron from 139 yards, and that’s a mistake. This pin was back over a ridge and Tiger got aggressive but flew this five yards to long. The ball lands in thick rough just beyond the green and sticks there. This is a VERY delicate chip upcoming.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:14 p.m. ET): That was pretty. Tiger flops this maybe 5 feet in front of him on the fringe, and this ball rolls all the way to the hole and 2 feet past. That ball had to roll a good 20 feet to get there. That tells you how difficult that short chip was. Beautiful touch and should be a par.

ON THE GREEN (4:15 p.m. ET): Yes, he thumps it in. Nice par after a poor approach.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 10 (6 under overall, T-7)

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 507 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:53 p.m. ET): That was poetry. He rips a fade with this driver and this one carries 310 in the right side of the fairway and bounds maybe another 40 yards, finishing in the right edge of the short grass. That’s beyond perfect. On a long par 4, this could be driver-wedge now. Great angle to a left flag, too.

APPROACH SHOT (4 p.m. ET): That’s a mediocre result after a huge drive. Tiger lands his pitching wedge some 20-25 feet short and it spins back a little. That’ll be about 30 feet for birdie. Should be a harmless par, but that’s disappointing after that drive.

ON THE GREEN (4:02 p.m. ET): That putt was never online but was a good lag to about 2 feet. He taps in for par and a 2-under 33.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 9 (6 under overall, T-8)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 493 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:37 p.m. ET): That is maybe his worst swing all day. This driver is terrible, as Tiger flails it way right and yells fore. This ends up amongst the people and trees and this will probably depend on if he has an opening.

APPROACH SHOT (3:43 p.m. ET): Tiger had to play a low punch along the ground to get this around the green, as trees were all in his way high. Does about as well as he can here, as this ball lands short of the green, bounds across it and appears to finish in the left greenside bunker. Pin is right-middle, so plenty of green to work with. That is an excellent result considering what he had.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:45 p.m. ET): Tiger actually was in the rough above the bunker and had a bit of an awkward stance below his feet, but he manages very well. He lands this some 25 feet short of the pin and let’s it roll all the way within 3 feet of the cup. Should be a nice par save upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (3:50 p.m. ET): Yep, nice par. He needs to keep pushing forward, so important for him not to make bogey there.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 8 (6 under overall, T-9)

Hole No. 7: Par 3, 219 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:29 p.m. ET): This one is slightly left and short, but a solid shot. That leaves Tiger some 20-25 feet below the hole. Should be an easy two-putt par.

ON THE GREEN (3:34 p.m. ET): Tiger takes a good run at this one, but it just curls right under the cup late. Another easy two-putt par, though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 7 (6 under overall, T-8)

Hole No. 6: Par 4, 458 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:17 p.m. ET): Another driver, another missed fairway. This time, it’s a pull that finishes in the left rough. He’ll have no blockage from there and a good angle, but at some point he needs to get that driver straightened out.

APPROACH SHOT (3:23 p.m. ET): Another play that risked short-siding in a bunker but turns out just fine. Tiger had a nice lie but a tree in his direct path at the pin, so he had to play a slight draw at a right pin with an 8-iron from 166 yards. This ball hangs a tad right but just carries the bunker and finishes about 20 feet right and beyond the hole. Good shot, decent birdie look from there.

ON THE GREEN (3:27 p.m. ET): He had that on the right line but it comes up a foot short. Good effort, easy two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 6 (6 under overall, T-8)

Hole No. 5: Par 3, 202 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:08 p.m. ET): Tiger seemed to tug this 7-iron and got away with. He actually gave this one a one-handed finish and leaned left, but the ball lands 10 feet left and beyond the pin and finishes 15 feet from the cup. If this lands maybe a couple yards more left, this ball is short-sided in a bunker. Good break, let’s see if Tiger takes advantage.

ON THE GREEN (3:12 p.m. ET): And he does! Tiger buries that left-to-right 12-footer and we’ve got three birdies in four holes. Again, fortunate off the tee. But the great ones take advantage of good breaks. Tiger is now just five back.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 5 (6 under overall, T-7)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 464 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:54 p.m. ET): Another driver, and he blocks this one to the right. This ball lands in the rough and actually takes a huge hop forward (it may’ve hit a sprinkler head) and finishes in the rough. Not position A, but he’s well down there and should be fine in the rough.

APPROACH SHOT (3 p.m. ET): A nice, solid shot from there. Tiger didn’t have a great lie from there and the pin was right. So he smartly plays this 8-iron from 155 yards a bit left of the hole. This one finishes left and beyond the cup, and he’ll have 30-35 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (3:05 p.m. ET): That first putt was mediocre, as he leaves this one about 4 feet short. But he rolls the remainder in just fine for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 4 (5 under overall, T-14)

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 424 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:44 p.m. ET): A driving iron here from TW and this is a beauty down the right side of the fairway. It gets some nice roll, too. That’s ideal and he’ll have a short-iron or wedge in from there with a perfect angle.

APPROACH SHOT (2:47 p.m. ET): From just 125 yards, Tiger fires this just short and right of the pin, and it spins back a touch but is perfectly about 8 feet under the cup. Great look at back-to-back birdies.

ON THE GREEN (2:52 p.m. ET): Now we’re in business. He just rolled that right in. Tiger is a master strategist, and it showed on this hole. Left himself a perfect angle on the drive, hit the approach to a spot that left him an easy putt below the hole and finished it off. Back-to-back birdies.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 3 (5 under overall, T-13)

Hole No. 2: Par 5, 523 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:26 p.m. ET): This is driver, and he likes it! Tiger finds the right side of the fairway with this one. He can easily go for this in two. That’s nice to see after a rough Day 1 with the driver (and after back-to-back bogeys dating to his final hole yesterday).

APPROACH SHOT (2:31 p.m. ET): A 2-iron here from Tiger from 238 yards uphill and this is a bit left but great distance control. This ball ends up about 35 feet left of the cup pin-high. That will be for eagle. Should be a bounceback birdie at worst.

ON THE GREEN (2:39 p.m. ET): That was actually closer to 45 feet, and that wasn’t bad, as he knocks this a little left and long. He has about 3 feet left and cleans that up for birdie. Just what he needed on the easiest hole on the golf course.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 2 (4 under overall, T-22)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 396 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:10 p.m. ET): A driving iron, and this is no good. Tiger pulls this one and the ball lands in the left rough and may’ve gone into the bunker. If it didn’t, he may have to stand in the bunker with his ball in the rough. That is a poor opening drive, for sure.

APPROACH SHOT (2:16 p.m. ET): While that was a bad drive, this is a bad break. Tiger’s ball was in the rough, but really close to a bunker. With the sand well below him on the left, he had to keep his feet in the rough, which meant his feet were close to the ball. He was also hitting a ball well above his feet and at an angle and was forced to try to play a massive hook from there. He tried the hero shot and he chunked it. The ball came up 30 yards short of the green in the fairway. Not too bad in the end. After he hit it, Tiger had to jump down in the bunker because of the force of the strike and his turn in trying to draw it.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:19 p.m. ET): This was about a 50-yard shot for Tiger it looked like, solid stuff. He lands and stops this about 8 feet below the hole. That left for par. This is important. The lead overall is 11 under, which means birdies are out here again. An early bogey would do more harm than usual.

ON THE GREEN (2:21 p.m. ET): That was just a poor putt. It was always low and left. He taps in, but that’s an opening bogey on a day where birdies are flying. Tiger is now eight back.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over through 1 (3 under overall, T-23)

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Tiger tees off at 2:10 p.m. ET. Here’s a look back at his Thursday while we wait.

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