• Chevron World Challenge, Round Two

Tiger three shots clear after mixed bag

ESPN staff
December 2, 2011
Tiger Woods found himself in some tricky situations on day two but remains the man to beat © PA Photos


Tiger Woods finished his second round at the Chevron World Challenge with a spring in his step, a wonderful up-and-down at the last helping the 14-time major champion head into the weekend holding a three-shot lead.

Woods fired two eagles and four birdies in a five-under round of 67 to shoot clear of the field on Friday. The former world No. 1 endured something of a topsy-turvy round, though, which included a double-bogey on the 15th.

However, Woods held his nerve on the 18th to maintain a comfortable advantage over compatriot Matt Kuchar and KJ Choi. Indeed, Choi also struggled on the par-four 15th, as he carded a remarkable quadruple-bogey to lose touch with Woods atop the leaderboard.

Americans Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan sit a further stroke back at four-under, with the former sinking six consecutive birdie putts to remain in contention heading into the weekend.

England's Paul Casey moved up the leaderboard after shooting a solid 68, but still remains three-over the card after a horror first day. Scotland's Martin Laird, though, is well off the pace after he carded a 74 to wind up seven-over.

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