Tiger Woods played a near flawless second round in the Hero World Challenge in New Providence, the Bahamas, on Friday, shooting a bogey-free seven-under par 65 to make a move up the leaderboard.
Woods made seven birdies, including four on the five par 5s at Albany Golf Club while playing alone. He was scheduled to go off first with playing partner Justin Rose, who withdrew with back issues.
Woods hit 10 of 13 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, a marked improvement over his opening round of one-over par 73, his first competitive round in nearly 16 months.
The closest Woods came to making bogey came on the par-4 16th hole, when his drive hit on the edge of a fairway bunker and shot the ball straight right into the brush. He saved par by holing a breaking 20-foot putt that elicited one of his trademark fist pumps.
When he completed his round, Woods was at six-under par for 36 holes and trailing leader J.B. Holmes, who was on the eighth hole, by six strokes. He began the round trailing Holmes by nine.