Sizzling 61 puts Tiger in lead at WGC

Aug 04, 2013, 03:08 IST | AFP

World number one Tiger Woods matched the low round of his career with a nine-under-par 61 on Friday to seize a seven-stroke lead after the second round of the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods, playing his final tuneup for next week's last major tournament of the year at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill, fired an eagle and seven birdies to finish 36 holes on 13-under 127.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

“I just kept thinking, whatever lead I had, let’s just keep increasing it. It’s at seven now so that’s not too bad after two days.”

Woods matched the Firestone Country Club course record of 61 he posted in 2000, when he won by 11 strokes with a record-low 72 hole total of 21 under par, and flirted with breaking the PGA record-low of 59 before settling for par on each of the final five holes.

Woods drawn with Love, Bradley at USPGA

Tiger Woods will tee off alongside Davis Love and Keegan Bradley for the first two rounds of the 95th PGA C’ship after the draw was made on Friday. Groups were announced for the year’s final major tournament that begins next Thursday. 

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