Tiger Woods has been inconsistent in his past few tournaments. He had great scores in the 1st and 4th rounds at the Barclays and somewhat poor scores in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Well, Tiger started off the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 1-over 72 in his first round of the tournament. Today was different, Tiger shot his 1st bogey-free round of the year and pulled off a 6-under 65.
In his first round, woods had a bogey on four of his first six holes and actually played the rest of his round fairly decent by shooting 3-under after that to keep himself in contention to make the cut. Woods went out in his second round and looked a lot more like the Tiger of old. He shot a 32 on the front 9 while getting birdie on four of his first 7 holes. He then proceeded to shoot a 33 on the back. The par on the front 9 is 36 where Woods shot a 4-under and the par on the back 9 was 35 where he shot a 2-under. The thing that we can take from Tiger's second round was that he birdied every par 5 on the course. When Woods was at the top of his game, he took great advantage of all the par 5s.
So this, just like all of Tiger Woods's other good rounds this year, brings up the question of, "is Tiger Woods back"? I do not think the Tiger of old is back yet, he has had too many good rounds this year where he has come back with a poor one the very next day. Tiger has just been too inconsistent this year for me possibly seeing him come back after one good round. That being said, I do believe that this will help Woods put himself into the top-70 of the FedExCup standings to move on to the BMW Championship. I believe that Woods will have to take some time during the offseason to think about his personal life and to get some more practice with his golf game before we really see the Tiger of old.
Tiger is currently tied for 25th place in the Deutsche Bank Championship at 5-under par. He is also currently in 63rd place in the FedExCup standings which would put him into the BMW Championship if the Deutsche Bank ended after the 2nd round. Most people would consider it a success right now for Tiger to put himself into the BMW Championship, but I believe Tiger does not consider it a success until he wins a tournament. Woods will need to put up good scores in his next two rounds if he wants to give himself even a chance at the BMW Championship of finishing in the top-30 of the FedExCup standings and qualifying for the Tour Championship.