Woods tied for Greensboro lead after second round

Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:40pm EDT
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By Andrew Both

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - 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 on Friday.

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.

Woods has not held an end-of-round lead since he won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio in August 2013.

On 11-under 129, the 39-year-old American shared the Wyndham lead with PGA Tour rookie Tom Hoge. A few players are on the course but it seems likely the pair will still be in front at the end of the round.

Former world number one Woods, whose ranking has plunged to 286, played down his efforts after the round.

"It was a grind today," he told the Golf Channel. "I didn't quite hit it as well as yesteday. 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 was U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love who may qualify to play in next year's team if he maintains this kind of form.   Continued...

Tiger Woods (center) hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports