Tiger stormed out of the gates Friday with a three-under-par 33 on his front nine and went on to shoot a second round 71, now just three shots off the leader, Jason Day (-6).
It was a tale of two nines for Woods, who has now gone eight consecutive rounds at the Masters without going under par on the back nine. Breaking that trend must be his goal Saturday if he hopes to contend at the Masters.
Initially, there was an impenetrable rhythm to Tiger’s second round. Not Amen Corner, gusting winds, a loaded leaderboard led by veteran Fred Couples, or even a late-round dose of bad luck could stop Woods’ momentum Friday at Augusta.
He'd give away two shots on his back nine, but overall it was a strong, positive performance. Let's take a deeper dive into the individual aspects of Woods' game Friday at the 77th Masters.