Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods on a roll early Friday at The Players Championship


After shooting an up-and-down 2-under 70 in Thursday’s opening round, Tiger Woods is back in action Friday morning for the second round of The Players Championship.

Woods, a two-time winner of golf’s fifth major, begins his day at TPC Sawgrass on the back nine, teeing off alongside defending champion Webb Simpson and Masters champion Patrick Reed at 8:32 a.m. ET.

Follow our live blog for updates on all the action, and follow below for shot-by-shot analysis of his second round.

Hole 17: Par 3, 146 yards

OFF THE TEE: Tiger birdied the famous island green yesterday, but he rinsed his ball today. He landed on the green, took a big hop and slowly rolled off the ledge into the water.

Hole 16: Par 5, 509 yards

OFF THE TEE: MASHED POTATOES! Another big drive for Tiger off the tee. He’s really swinging that club with confidence so far today.

APPROACH SHOT: Tiger almost found the water with this one, and it sounded like he hit a mud ball. He landed just short of the green, a good 50-some feet from the front-left pin location.

ON THE GREEN: Tiger knocked this one to around five feet and converts the birdie putt. The crowd roars, and for good reason: Tiger’s now just two shots back of the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 7 (5-under overall)

Hole 15: Par 4, 477 yards

OFF THE TEE: If the Big Cat keeps swinging the big stick like this all day, the field is in some trouble. That’s another perfect drive down the middle of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT: Good look here for Tiger, who finds the center-right of the green. Safe play, 30 feet short of the cup.

ON THE GREEN: TW rolls this one nicely, but it just misses the cup. He cleans up for par. Moving on.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 6 (4-under overall)

Hole 14: Par 4, 482 yards

OFF THE TEE: Grip it. Rip it. Twirl it. Tiger smokes a driver down the fairway here at No. 14. He’s got a little swagger going early today.

APPROACH SHOT: Not good, not bad here from Tiger. He’s on the green on the left side, a good 50 feet from the cup.

ON THE GREEN: Solid putt from Tiger on No. 14, lagging this one just inside five feet to set up a par save.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 5 (4-under overall)

Hole 13: Par 3, 152 yards

OFF THE TEE: Tiger flights an iron onto the front of the green and his ball takes a little spin onto the fringe.

ON THE GREEN: Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Tiger’s got 15 feet for birdie. Here we go! Tiger holes this one out for a second consecutive birdie. Great looking putt and he controlled the speed perfectly.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 4 (4-under overall)

Hole 12: Par 4, 304 yards

OFF THE TEE: Tiger drove the green yesterday on the reachable par-4, and he’s just to the right of the green today with a great chance to get up-and-down for a much-needed birdie to jumpstart this round.

AROUND THE GREEN: No doubt Tiger was going for the cup. He hits a chip into slope, lets it pop up and release just in front of the hole.

ON THE GREEN: That’s an easy birdie for Tiger. Beautifully played hole.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 3 (3-under overall)

Hole 11: Par 5, 565 yards

OFF THE TEE: After a long wait, Tiger striped his driver on No. 11 down the middle of the fairway. Not sure what the hold up was, but they were waiting at least 10 minutes.

APPROACH SHOT: Tiger’s second shot finds the rough to the left of the green. Depending on the the lie, he should be able to get up-and-down for an early birdie.

AROUND THE GREEN: A nifty little chip shot here for Tiger lands on the slope leading up to the green, takes a few hops and checks up about 15 feet beneath the hole.

ON THE GREEN: The early struggles continue for Tiger. His birdie putt never had a chance, but he’s able to clean up for par. If he’s going to score and take advantage of the early conditions, Tiger needs to take advantage of his length on the longer holes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (2-under overall)

Hole 10: Par 4, 405 yards

OFF THE TEE: Tiger hits a beauty with a fairway wood off his first tee of the day.

APPROACH SHOT: He finds the green and spins this one back below the cup. He’ll have 15 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN: Nothing to see here. Two-putt par to start the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (2-under overall)

Pre-Round

Tiger was out early getting some work in on the range before his round.

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