Tiger Woods is playing the kind of golf we might not have seen him play since he last won the Masters. After entering round 2 sitting in the middle of the pack at one under, Woods has roared from 24th to third after a brilliant round on Friday.
Tiger's day certainly didn't start out looking like he was returning to former glory as he bogeyed three of his first seven holes. Through seven, he was one over and it was looking like yet another disappointing major for Tiger... but then he came alive. After the bogey on seven, Woods birdied the next three holes and five of the back nine.
While Tiger's charge was certainly the story of the afternoon, we shouldn't overlook the play of Australian Jason Day, who the best round of the tournament so far (64) and rocketed up from 29th place to second. Day said afterward that it was likely the best round he'd ever shot in his life.
"Up there. You know, it's -- I shot a lot of low scores before, but this probably takes the cake of being the lowest and probably the best round I've played. I can't really remember what -- I can't really remember my round. You know, I was just trying to stay patient as can be, and if the putts fell, they fell, and I just tried to give myself opportunities out there today. You know, it just worked out great. Playing with Rory and Rickie helped a lot. They're around my age, and this is my first Masters, so I was just trying to kind of cool the nerves and just play good golf."
With 21 year old McIlroy, Day and a resurgent Tiger Woods we could be looking at a classic this weekend at Augusta National.
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