Tiger Woods shot a flawless 10-under 62 to grab the lead after two rounds of play at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. Mr. Woods now leads Zach Johnson by two shots, and Matt Kuchar by three.
The birdies came early and often on Friday. Tiger carded 10 birds and 8 pars to leap over first round leader Zach Johnson. When a player goes bonkers like Woods did today, there isn’t much his fellow competitors can do. Johnson backed up his first-round 67 with a bogey-free 68, for a two-round total of nine-under par. Zach played great, but Tiger played better.
Matt Kuchar is in third place after a his second consecutive four-under 68. His round today was much cleaner with five birdies and a single bogey at the par-3 twelfth.
Graeme McDowell shot a five-under 67 to jump into fourth place, and Bubba Watson shot another 70 to slide back to fifth place.
The eighteen player field at Sherwood CC in Thousand Oaks, CA has a few players who are disappointed with their play. Dustin Johnson, who won the WGC-HSBC Championship in early November, shot a seven-over 79, and is in dead last. Rory Mcllroy shot 77 to be in a tie for sixteenth with Hunter Mahan, who shot an 80. Off to the practice tee for those three.