Zozo Championship R2 (Pt2)

Tiger Woods leads by two shots

October 24-27
Accordia Golf Narashino CC, Chiba, Japan
$9,750,000
Round 1, Round 2 (Pt1), Round 3/4 (Pt1), Round 4 (Pt2)


Tiger Woods holds a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Zozo Championship as he targets a record-equalling 82nd PGA Tour title.

The 15-time major winner birdied the last two holes to record a six-under-par 64 in the second round in Japan to take the outright lead ahead of fellow American Gary Woodland, the current US Open champion.

Victory in the tournament, which will finish on Monday after Friday’s play was washed out at the Narashino Country Club, will see Woods match Sam Snead’s PGA record.


A second successive 64 pushed the 43-year-old to 12 under par and he will be encouraged by statistics which show he has turned 38 of 49 halfway leads into victories.

Woods, who is playing his first tournament of the season following a nine-week lay-off for knee surgery, was forced to cope with an eerie silence around the course. Spectators were kept away due to safety concerns after almost 10-inches of rain saturated the area on Friday.

As if on auto pilot, he still waved after his seven birdies and provided a little showmanship when walking in some putts.

“I’m surprised that I was able to score as well as I have. Usually that takes a little bit of time,” Woods told the PGA tour website.

“But this golf course is a little bit on the softer side. I’ve been able to strike my irons pretty well this week so far and that’s been nice.

“I left a lot of my approach shots below the hole and I was able to be pretty aggressive, and the greens are a little bit slower than they were yesterday.


“I had a good feel on the putting green, which was nice. Hit a lot of putts from below the hole and making sure that I put a lot of right hand into it and released it and it felt good all day.”


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Today
R1
R2
Total
1
Tiger Woods
USA
-12
-6
64
64
128
2
Gary Woodland
USA
-10
-4
64
66
130
T3
Keegan Bradley
USA
-8
-7
69
63
132
T3
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-8
-3
65
67
132
T5
Corey Conners
CAN
-7
-6
69
64
133
T5
Daniel Berger
USA
-7
-4
67
66
133
T7
Xander Schauffele
USA
-6
-4
68
66
134
T7
Matthew Wolff
USA
-6
-5
69
65
134
T9
Billy Horschel
USA
-5
-3
68
67
135
T9
J. T. Poston
USA
-5
-5
70
65
135
T9
Ryan Palmer
USA
-5
-2
67
68
135
T9
Collin Morikawa
USA
-5
-6
71
64
135
T9
Charles Howell III
USA
-5
-5
70
65
135
T9
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-5
-4
69
66
135
T9
Danny Lee
NZL
-5
-5
70
65
135
T9
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-5
-6
71
64
135
T17
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-4
-2
68
68
136
T17
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
-3
69
67
136
T17
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-4
-1
67
69
136
T17
Ryo Ishikawa
JPN
-4
-2
68
68
136
T21
Keith Mitchell
USA
-3
-2
69
68
137
T21
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-3
-5
72
65
137
T23
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-2
-2
70
68
138
T23
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-2
-1
69
69
138
T23
Tomoharu Otsuki
JPN
-2
-2
70
68
138
T23
Paul Casey
ENG
-2
-1
69
69
138
T23
Bubba Watson
USA
-2
-1
69
69
138
T23
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-2
-1
69
69
138
T29
Justin Thomas
USA
-1
-1
70
69
139
T29
Rikuya Hoshino
JPN
-1
1
68
71
139
T29
Yosuke Asaji
JPN
-1
-3
72
67
139
T29
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-1
-2
71
68
139
T29
Max Homa
USA
-1
-2
71
68
139
T29
Troy Merritt
USA
-1
-2
71
68
139
T29
Jason Day
AUS
-1
-4
73
66
139
T29
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
-4
73
66
139
T37
Chan Kim
USA
Par
-1
71
69
140
T37
Viktor Hovland
NOR
Par
-5
75
65
140
T37
Adam Scott
AUS
Par
-3
73
67
140
T37
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
-1
71
69
140
T37
Adam Hadwin
CAN
Par
-1
71
69
140
T37
Andrew Putnam
USA
Par
2
68
72
140
T37
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
Par
-1
71
69
140
T37
Patrick Reed
USA
Par
-2
72
68
140
T37
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
Par
-1
71
69
140
T37
Shaun Norris
RSA
Par
-3
73
67
140
T47
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
1
Par
71
70
141
T47
Kevin Tway
USA
1
2
69
72
141
T47
Lucas Glover
USA
1
-1
72
69
141
T47
Seung-Su Han
KOR
1
-1
72
69
141
T47
Kevin Na
USA
1
Par
71
70
141
T47
Adam Long
USA
1
Par
71
70
141
T47
Tony Finau
USA
1
-1
72
69
141
T47
Sergio Garcia
ESP
1
1
70
71
141
T47
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
1
-3
74
67
141
T47
Ryan Moore
USA
1
-1
72
69
141
T57
Pat Perez
USA
2
Par
72
70
142
T57
Ian Poulter
ENG
2
1
71
71
142
T57
Abraham Ancer
USA
2
-2
74
68
142
T57
Harold Varner III
USA
2
Par
72
70
142
T57
Wyndham Clark
USA
2
-2
74
68
142
T62
Vaughn Taylor
USA
3
3
70
73
143
T62
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
3
5
68
75
143
T62
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
3
-3
76
67
143
T62
Shugo Imahira
JPN
3
-1
74
69
143
T66
Jason Kokrak
USA
4
Par
74
70
144
T66
Jinichiro Kozuma
JPN
4
-1
75
69
144
T68
Jordan Spieth
USA
5
1
74
71
145
T68
Kevin Kisner
USA
5
Par
75
70
145
T70
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
6
1
75
71
146
T70
Marc Leishman
AUS
6
Par
76
70
146
T70
Scott Piercy
USA
6
-2
78
68
146
T73
Chez Reavie
USA
7
Par
77
70
147
T73
Kevin Streelman
USA
7
-1
78
69
147
T73
Mikumu Horikawa
JPN
7
5
72
75
147
76
Joel Dahmen
USA
8
6
72
76
148
RET
Graeme McDowell
NIR
Par
-11
81
81
RET
Nate Lashley
USA
Par
-3
73
73
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