Tiger Woods leads the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational comfortably by seven strokes after the first two rounds, but that doesn't mean the 14-time major winner's round on Friday wasn't lacking in a little drama.
After shooting seven birdies and one eagle through the first 13 holes in the second round, Woods would par the final five holes, none more thrilling than No. 18, which Tiger capped off with an amazing putt from the light rough on the outer edge of the green.
The incredible shot epitomized Tiger's second-round performance.
Woods' impressive rally to end the day helped him tie his career-best score of 61. Remarkably, Woods was four under on the day after just three shots into his round following an eagle on the par-five No. 2. Tiger was scorching to start the back nine as well, birdieing four consecutive holes to pull nine shots under par with five holes left to play.
He's now 13 shots under par heading into the weekend. Defending tournament champion Keegan Bradley and Chris Wood are tied for second place at six under, per ESPN Stats & Info:
Tiger Woods will tie his largest 36-hole lead in his PGA TOUR career. The other 7-shot lead came at this event in 2000. (@EliasSports)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 2, 2013
It's clear that Woods feels right at home at Firestone Country Club. After all, Tiger has won this tournament seven times dating back to 1999, with the most recent win coming in 2009.
His biggest victory at this event came in 2000, when he defended his title while winning by 11 strokes. But after witnessing one of the greatest rounds of Tiger's career on Friday, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he went on to top that win this weekend.