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Tiger Woods takes two-shot lead at Zozo Championship

October 26, 2019

The Zozo Championship field finally had the chance to play the second round after extensive rain necessitated postponing the tournament for an entire day. Turns out, it was worth the wait, as Tiger Woods fired another round of six under par to take a two-shot lead over Gary Woodland, who is two shots clear of Hideki Matsuyama and Keegan Bradley, who are tied for third.

The second round was delayed until 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday morning, and Woods finally teed off at 10:40 p.m. ET. The groups played off of slit tees, and due to safety concerns, no spectators were allowed on the golf course.

Woods began his round with a birdie on the first hole, a 405-yard par 4, then gave the shot back right away with a bogey on the 363-yard par-4 2nd. But that turned out to be his only hiccup. Four pars followed, and then another birdie on the par-3 7th, bringing him to one under par on the day and seven under par overall.

Woods closed out the front side with two more pars to make the turn at one under, and then kicked into high gear on the back, with birdies on Nos. 10, 11, 13, 17 and 18 to finish at five under par on the back, six under par for the round, and 12 under par for the tournament.

Woods’ round was the second best of the day, behind Keegan Bradley, who shot seven under par. Collin Morikawa and Sungjae Im also shot rounds of six under.

Woods is chasing a historic number this week, as a win would get him to the coveted no. 82 — tied with Sam Snead on the all-time list.

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