Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods 3 under, making moves Friday Memorial


Tiger Woods is looking to make a move Friday in Round 2 and put himself in position to contend over the weekend at the Memorial Tournament.

We’ll be following Woods the entire round for shot-by-shot updates and analysis once the round gets underway. Follow along below.

Hole 13: Par 4, 447 yards

OFF THE TEE:

Hole 12: Par 3, 177 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:09 p.m.): Safe line here with a tricky pin position, he’s on the left side of the green with a long way home for birdie. But he’s dry and that’s always priority No. 1 here.

ON THE GREEN (4:14 p.m.): Another solid lag putt there, nothing too crazy and it’s another tap-in par. Looks to be on cruise control at the moment, still a few birdies out there down the stretch.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 12, (3 under overall)

Hole 11: Par 5, 553 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:49 p.m.): Good one with the driver, definitely settling into a groove on the tee box. Right side of the fairway and all systems go trying to reach this green in two with the next shot.

APPROACH SHOT (3:56 p.m.): Pulled 5-wood and had the distance, landing it about pin high on the far left side of the green. Gonna be a lengthy eagle putt from there and a chance to pick up another stroke to get to 3 under for the first time this week.

ON THE GREEN (4:02 p.m.): Solid lag putt, leaves six feet for birdie and he rolls that in to get another circle on the scorecard. Onward.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 11, (3 under overall)

Hole 10: Par 4, 480 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:32 p.m.): Pulls driver and he likes it again as that one finds the fairway. Figuring things out after a rough start with the tee shots. He’s only seven shots off the lead so a few more birdies coming in on the back nine could put Tiger in great position for the weekend.

APPROACH SHOT (3:37 p.m.): Big 8-iron from 183 yards out and he lands it on the upper-left side of the green, tucked in nicely about 15 feet from the cup. Should have a decent birdie look coming up.

ON THE GREEN (3:44 p.m.): Left that one well short from the fringe and settles for a tap-in par. Just sort of cruising along through 28 holes this week, haven’t seen many fireworks in either direction. Not the worst thing in the world around Muirfield Village.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 10, (2 under overall)

Hole 9: Par 4, 407 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:16 p.m.): Going with 5-wood here and it’s pure. Tiger didn’t waste any time picking up the tee after that one, didn’t need to watch in land. Choice position in the middle of the fairway, let’s see if he can put something close from there.

APPROACH SHOT (3:22 p.m.): Hated it right off the club. Lands right and well short of the flag, really disappointing swing from 123 yards out. Long birdie putt coming up on what should have been a gettable pin location.

ON THE GREEN (3:25 p.m.): Gave it a run and just missed the cup long. Easy tap-in par from there and it’s an even-par 36 for Tiger on the front. Time to get something going.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 9, (2 under overall)

Hole 8: Par 3, 183 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:05 p.m.): Pretty good. Lands it safely on the right side of the green, looked pretty close to pin high leaving a good 20-25 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (3:11 p.m.): Another good roll that came up a hair short. But no problem cleaning that up for par and we’re on to the ninth.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 8, (2 under overall)

Hole 7: Par 5, 550 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:48 p.m.): That’s the good stuff. Absolutely smoked down the left side, bounced into the first cut but the ball is sitting up and looks like he should have a good lie. Definitely has the green light to go for the green in two here, time to make something happen.

APPROACH SHOT (2:52 p.m.): Had a 4-iron and didn’t quite get it to the green, ended up just short and right. Doesn’t look like that’s a good spot to be today but Tiger’s been dialed in with the wedges all week. Thinking he should still be able to get something close for a birdie try.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:57 p.m.): Really good effort. Stopped it just near the hole from a tough spot and he’ll have his best birdie opportunity of the day coming up.

ON THE GREEN (3:02 p.m.): Yessir. Tiger drops that one and breaks the seal with his first birdie of the day. Let’s see if he can keep the momentum going.

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

Hole 6: Par 4, 439 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:32 p.m.): Healthy cut with the driver and another wide miss to the left. Stayed out of the bunkers but he’s in the thick stuff and facing a tough second shot over the water from there.

APPROACH SHOT (2:37 p.m.): Looked like he was able to put a pretty good swing on it out of the rough but missed the green in the right rough. Gonna be a dicey little chip from there and nothing is coming easy for Tiger so far in Round 2.

ON THE GREEN (2:41 p.m.): Look out!!! Almost impossible that the chip didn’t drop there. Tracking the whole way and missed the birdie chip-in by a ball dimple. Still a great run, maybe the spark he needed to start something here. Tap-in par and we’re on to the seventh.

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

Hole 5: Par 5, 533 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:14 p.m.): Another 3-wood for Tiger and the swing looks better, but it trails right on him and carries through the fairway into the rough. Don’t think he’ll have a chance to go for it in two shots now and that’s a missed opportunity.

APPROACH SHOT (2:19 p.m.): Just a routine layup here from the thick stuff. Muscled one out of there to the right side of the fairway and shoot have a good angle coming in over the water for his third shot.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:25 p.m.): Approach is short with a wedge, doesn’t look like he’s very pleased with that one. Still leaves himself a straightforward 2-putt for par but needs to start getting something going here if he wants to be in a position to contend this weekend.

ON THE GREEN (2:28 p.m.): Gave it a good run from almost 30 feet and left himself a short tap-in par from about two feet. That drops and it’s another early par for Tiger.

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

Hole 4: Par 3, 195 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:05 p.m.): Another aggressive line with a 7 iron that carried a mile, well long of the flag to the back of the green. Doesn’t look like a fun putt from there, but not necessarily in any trouble.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:09 p.m.): Ball actually carried all the way back to the fringe and Tiger gives it a run with the wedge. Solid low runner that stayed on a great line the entire way and leaves just a few feet for par.

ON THE GREEN (2:12 p.m.): Cleans that one up and it’s a routine three. Onward.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 4, (1 under overall)

Hole 3: Par 4, 377 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:50 p.m.): Just an iron off the tee and it’s fine, left side of the fairway. Chance to show off with a wedge from there, just 116 yards out.

APPROACH SHOT (1:56 p.m.): Landed it within a foot of the cup on an aggressive line, ball rolls back a little bit but leaves him a makable birdie look and a chance to get back the shot he dropped at the first hole. Wedges and irons looked a little off early in Round 1, but Tiger got those dialed in throughout the afternoon and was hitting some great shots on the back nine. Looks like he’s picking up where he left off.

ON THE GREEN (2:01 p.m.): Needed just a little more pace on that one, birdie try trickled off and died next to the cup. Tap-in par, but he was definitely thinking birdie from his position in the fairway.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 3, (1 under overall)

Hole 2: Par 4, 444 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:35 p.m.): Another 3-wood and another foul ball, this one way left of the fairway. Even worse than the opening tee shot. Didn’t expect this after Thursday, he was money off the tee throughout the entire opening round. But that’s golf. Gonna need to straighten that out in a hurry here.

APPROACH SHOT (1:42 p.m.): Had to punch out from the rough but his third from the fairway is a beauty. Lands a wedge above the hole and spins it back, looked for a while like it might go in. Just gonna be a tap-in par from there.

ON THE GREEN (1:46 p.m.): No problem finishing that off for par, great finish after the bad tee shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 2, (1 under overall)

Hole 1: Par 4, 452 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:19 p.m.): Swing looked smooth with the 3-wood but didn’t get the result he was hoping for. Ball drifted well left of the fairway into the gallery, and he’ll still have 176 yards to get home from there. Not an ideal start.

APPROACH SHOT (1:23 p.m.): Yikes. Smacked his iron shaft pretty hard against a tree and that couldn’t have felt good on the hands. But the end result was actually decent, ball just in front of the green and shouldn’t have any trouble making par from there.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:27 p.m.): Went with a putter from the front of the green and gave it a run, little too much mustard on that one though. Maybe 7-8 feet past the hole and he’ll need to make that coming back to avoid an opening bogey.

ON THE GREEN (1:31 p.m.): Lipped out the 6-foot par try and that’s not how you want to start the day. Bogey at the first.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 1, (1 under overall)

Pre-round

Tiger Woods is looking to keep moving up the leaderboard in Round 2 of the Memorial Tournament after shooting a solid 2-under 70 Thursday at Muirfield Village.

Woods made birdie on two of his last three holes to finish strong and is back at it for the second round at 1:16 p.m. alongside Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau. The group was put on the clock for much of the round on Thursday, with DeChambeau receiving an additional bad time, so pace of play will be something to keep an eye on Friday as well.

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