After a second-round 61 in which he flirted with 59, Woods ended up at 15-under 265. He birdied the 10th hole, then offset that with a three-putt bogey at the 14th hole to easily beat defending champ Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson.
“As blustery as it was, it was going to be really hard for someone to shoot 62 or 63,” Woods said. “If I didn’t give any shots away and played my game and shot even par or better, I’d force these guys to go and shoot something super low on a golf course that wasn’t going to give it up under these conditions.”
Woods, the world’s No. 1 player, can be seen next in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill next week. He has already won both the Bridgestone and the PGA Championship in the same year three times, but can he make it a fourth?
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