Sunday 25 September 2016

Rejuvenated Tiger roars into contention

Published 22/08/2015 | 02:30

Tiger Woods reacts after his par putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods reacts after his par putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods roared back after more than a year in the wilderness to tie for the lead after his second round at the Wyndham Championship.

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The 14-times major winner recovered from a three-putt bogey at the first hole to card a five-under-par 65 at Sedgefield Country Club.

On 11-under 129, the 39-year-old American shared the Wyndham lead with PGA Tour rookie Tom Hoge. The former World No 1, whose ranking has plunged to 286, played down his efforts after the round.

"It was a grind today," he said. "I didn't quite hit it as well as yesterday. I kept leaving myself above the hole. I hung in there ... and ended up okay.

"It's just part of the process. I knew I was playing something similar to this at the Quicken Loans (three weeks ago). I just needed to put it together for more days."

One stroke behind is US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love who may qualify to play in next year's team if he maintains this form.

England's David Horsey has a three-shot lead at the Made in Denmark event after shooting a four-under-par second-round 67.

The 30-year-old sits on 12-under while Peter Lawrie leads the Irish challenge five shots back after a 69. European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is on three under after flirting with the cut mark after four bogeys in his first nine but he recovered dramatically after the turn.

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