Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second round at East Lake

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second round at East Lake

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second round at East Lake

Hole No. 18: Par 5, 590 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:42 p.m. ET): That thing was smoked. Middle of the fairway. How ’bout another eagle to end things here?

APPROACH THE GREEN (5:48 p.m. ET): After a 337-yard drive he’s on the green in two again. Gonna have a longer putt then yesterday but an eagle look nonetheless. Either way should be able to make birdie from there at least and go into the third round with a share of the lead.

ON THE GREEN (5:22 p.m. ET): Gave it a good run but the eagle try didn’t go. Finishes that up for a solid 2-under 68 and he’s in great shape going into the weekend.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -2 (7 under overall)

Hole No. 17: Par 4, 430 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:27 p.m. ET): Nothing wrong with that one. In the fairway and looking to finish strong after the double bogey at 16.

APPROACH THE GREEN (5:32 p.m. ET): That’s how you bounce back. In tight for another good look at birdie and that’s always been one of Woods’ biggest advantages. He gets pissed after brutal holes like 16, but he almost never lets it bleed into the next shot. Always thinking and looking ahead.

ON THE GREEN (5:36 p.m. ET): Couldn’t get it to go. That’ll be another par and one more chance to make moves coming up now at the par-5 18th. He played that one alright yesterday.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 17 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 16: Par 4, 454 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:10 p.m. ET): Another miss to the left in the rough, gonna be a long one coming in. But Rose just made bogey and he’s now two ahead of the field.

APPROACH SHOT(5:16 p.m. ET): Not very good. Way short and it’s gonna be a tough up and down from the bunker. Another par right now would be huge with a par 5 coming up on 18.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:20 p.m. ET): Nothing he could do from a completely plugged lie. Just punched it out to the side and has about 15 feet left to save bogey.

ON THE GREEN (5:23 p.m. ET): Nope. Talk about deflating. Double bogey for Tiger and he’s back in a tie for first with Justin Rose. Gonna be thinking about that one tonight for sure.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 16, (6 under overall)

Hole No. 15: Par 3, 209 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:02 p.m. ET): Nowhere to miss this green and Tiger just barely cleared the water. Disaster averted and another reasonable birdie try coming up. He and Justin Rose are now 3 ahead of the field. Not a two-horse race yet by any means but the old guys are flexing this afternoon.

ON THE GREEN (5:07 p.m. ET): Look out! He just buried a 24-footer for birdie. Looked good the hole way. Fist pump. Solo leader at 8 under. East Lake is officially up for grabs. Special week brewing in Atlanta.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -3 thru 15, (8 under overall)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 534 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:46 p.m. ET): Beast of a hole here and Tiger is back in the fairway. Worth noting that he’s been saying all year he prefers tough conditions, tournaments where par is a good score. Not many of those left on Tour but we’ve got one here and Tiger is backing it up so far.

APPROACH SHOT (4:50 p.m. ET): Pretty impressive from 220 yards out. Another birdie look on deck which would put him back in a tie for the lead with Justin Rose, who just got to 7 under. Couple decent players in action this week.

ON THE GREEN (4:55 p.m. ET): Back of the cup. Good from 17 feet for one hell of a birdie on that hole. Tied for the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -2 thru 14, (7 under overall)

Hole No. 13: Par 4, 442 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:31 p.m. ET): Big crack off the driver and that’s another good one in the fairway. Tiger grooving again.

APPROACH SHOT (4:36 p.m. ET): Really surprising miss with a 9 iron and he is hot. Right of the green and into the bunker for a big missed opportunity.

ON THE GREEN (4:42 p.m. ET): Had some work to do out of the bunker and backed off his putt after someone yelled out. Drained that par putt and continues his scrambling prowess around East Lake. Still tied for the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 13 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 389 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:20 p.m. ET): Tiger back in the fairway and will have 127 yards in. Birdie time here.

APPROACH SHOT (4:26 p.m. ET): That’s more like it. Beautiful shot and the putt will be juuuuust outside tap-in range. Fowler’s not gonna make birdie so chance for Tiger to get back in the lead coming up.

ON THE GREEN (4:29 p.m. ET): Count it! Birdie for Tiger and he’s tied for the lead with Justin Rose. Really impressive the way he hung around on the front nine and grinded out a ton of tricky pars.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 12 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 11: Par 3, 213 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:12 p.m. ET): Little leaky with a 6 iron and misses the green to the right side. Hasn’t even had a look at birdie since the sixth hole and won’t get one here.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:16 p.m. ET): Another great wedge shot there. Good news is his chipping has been on point all day, bad news is he’s been chipping a lot.

ON THE GREEN (4:18 p.m. ET): Knocks it in for par and we’ll see if he can find the fairway on 12.

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 432 yards

OFF THE TEE (4 p.m. ET): Way left. Quick swing again. Started walking after it out of frustration before the ball landed. This is the most out of sorts he’s been on the tee since early in the PGA Championship. Really weird that it popped up after such a strong day Thursday.

APPROACH SHOT (4:03 p.m. ET): Landed it on the green but couldn’t get any spin from his lie in the rough. Ran past the flag and off the green and we’re looking at another up and down to save par.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:08 p.m. ET): Really good. Chipped to tap-in range from a tough lie for par and Fowler made bogey, so he’s back to one off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: E thru 10 (5 under overall)

Hole No. 9: Par 3, 242 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:49 p.m. ET): 5 iron off the tee wasn’t enough club. On a good line but about 70 feet short of the hole. Not sure what happened on that one, doesn’t seem like wind is a big factor today.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:53 p.m. ET): Not bad. Actually had 77 feet and left it about 4-5 feet short. Another testy par putt coming up for Tiger and these have all been big pressure looks. Takes a mental toll.

ON THE GREEN (3:56 p.m. ET): Finally caught up to him and he missed the 4-footer for par. First bogey since No. 1 yesterday and back to 5 under for the tournament, two back of Fowler.

TIGER ON THE DAY: E thru 9 (5 under overall)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 452 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:32 p.m. ET): Uh oh. As we said earlier, seems to be getting a little too quick with the swing and that one cost him. Huge miss to the right that actually bounced off a golf cart before settling. Needs to get back in rhythm.

APPROACH SHOT (3:40 p.m. ET): Took a while to clear out a space and Tiger eventually got relief due to a TV tower. Bit of an adventure and the end result wasn’t too bad, in a front bunker. Scrambling around today after an easy-going 65 yesterday.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:45 p.m. ET): Money from there. Gets it to four feet and should be able to save par again for a sixth consecutive par.

ON THE GREEN (3:46 p.m. ET): No problem on that par putt. Great 4 and he remains just one off the lead after Rickie Fowler missed a birdie try.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 8 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 481 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:19 p.m. ET): Big swing with the driver and another miss to the right. Looks like he might be getting a little quicker with the swing than normal, hence the accuracy issues early today.

APPROACH SHOT (3:24 p.m. ET): Again not much he could do with his second shot. Had to punch out and was able to run something up toward the green. Didn’t quite get there. Needs a chip and a putt to save par.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:26 p.m. ET): Nicely done. Lengthy chip is close to the hole and shouldn’t be too much trouble.

ON THE GREEN (3:29 p.m. ET): Good save from 5 feet. Cruising along with five straight pars.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 7 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 6: Par 5, 525 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:01 p.m. ET): Definitely thinking birdie here at a short par five and Tiger smokes a driver into the middle of the fairway. Looks like he’ll have a great chance to reach the green in two.

APPROACH SHOT (3:09 p.m. ET): Not thrilled with that one. Hit the left side of the green and bounced into the rough. Should still have a good shot at getting it up and down for birdie.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:13 p.m. ET): Big flop shot out of the rough that nearly hit the pin but ended up running past. He’ll have about 13 feet for the birdie try.

ON THE GREEN (3:16 p.m. ET): Just barely leaves it hanging on the left side of the cup and that’s an extremely disappointing par after the tee shot. Rahm just made another birdie so Tiger is now one shot back.

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 442 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:49 p.m. ET): Seemed like he thought it was fine off the tee but finds a bit of trouble with driver. Into the trees on the left side of the fairway and he’s gonna have a long way home.

SECOND SHOT (2:55 p.m. ET): Not much he could do with that one but he hit a low hook up to the front of the green and 25 feet from the hole. Pretty strong effort given the circumstances.

ON THE GREEN (2:59 p.m. ET): Solid two-putt par and the mistake off the tee didn’t cost him. Onward.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 5 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 479 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:34 p.m. ET): Another great swing with driver and he’s in the fairway for the first time today. Critical to do that here on a long, uphill hole and he poked something out there where it needed to be.

APPROACH SHOT (2:42 p.m. ET): Aggressive line and more of that beautiful ballstriking. Drew one in there close to tight pin and has a good birdie look coming up with a chance to extend his lead to two shots.

ON THE GREEN (2:46 p.m. ET): Never gave it a chance. Pretty tentative stroke from 10 feet but it was a quick one. Avoided the mistake and tapped in for par. Now tied for the lead with Jon Rahm at 6 under.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 4 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 391 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:24 p.m. ET): Just an iron off the tee here and Tiger misses the fairway left. Crazy as this would have sounded a few months ago and without the stats to prove it, it definitely seems like driver is his most accurate club off the tee these days.

APPROACH SHOT (2:26 p.m. ET): Big sand wedge there and it just barely reached the putting surface. 43 feet for birdie isn’t what he was looking for on a short par 4, but it’s safe.

ON THE GREEN (2:30 p.m. ET): Long look and he left it short. Shouldn’t have any trouble tidying that up for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 3 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 2: Par 3, 181 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:15 p.m. ET): Tiger’s not messing around. Some serious ball flight there on a low draw and all over the flag. 18 feet for birdie. He’s been hitting iron shots like that with more regularity of late and was especially clinical in that way at Bellerive. Thank God for Shot Tracer.

ON THE GREEN (2:20 p.m. ET): Bang. Told you he wasn’t messing around. Drains the 18-footer for birdie and now has the outright lead at 6 under. Happy Friday, everyone.

TIGER ON THE DAY: -1 thru 2 (6 under overall)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 469 yards

OFF THE TEE (2 p.m. ET): We’re underway and it looks like another hot one at East Lake. Tiger goes with driver off the tee and misses a little left, but he avoided the fairway bunker and is sitting up in the first cut. Tough opening hole and Woods is looking to improve on that bogey start yesterday. Here we go.

APPROACH SHOT (2:06 p.m. ET): Tough shot from 181 yards out and Tiger landed the ball safely in the center of the green. Three-putted this green yesterday from 24 feet and this one is longer, but he’s below the hole today. 41-footer coming up.

ON THE GREEN (2:11 p.m.): Had to hammer that one and nailed the pace. Just a tap-in left for a solid opening par. These are the fastest greens Woods has putted on since Shinnecock and while he prefers these speeds, it took him a few holes to get adjusted yesterday after so many rounds on slower, rain-soaked greens the past few months.

TIGER ON THE DAY: E thru 1 (5 under overall)

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Tiger Woods grabbed a share of the lead with an eagle on 18 to start the Tour Championship at East Lake. He enters Friday’s second round tied with Rickie Fowler at 5 under, one shot ahead of Gary Woodland and Justin Rose.

Woods begins play today when he tees off with Fowler at 2 p.m. ET in the final pairing. We’ll be tracking his round all day, shot by shot, as he tries to win a tournament for the first time since 2013.

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