Tiger Woods Shoots 2nd-Round 71, Right In The Mix
Seriously, I’m freaking tired.
Not because I got up at 3:45 a.m. Friday to watch Tiger Woods’ round but simply because I watched Tiger Woods’ second round.
Woods shot a 71 that took just over four hours to complete.
It felt like four days.
He birdied the final hole, complete with a raise of his putter to the sky, to finish off his even-par round — a round that was pretty good but probably should have been a 69.
Woods grinded as hard as I can remember him grinding at a major in recent memory as the course did its best to confuse and confound the 14-time major winner.
The ball was sticking on some greens, running through others, and generally doing whatever the heck it wanted to do on another dry, fast day at Muirfield. I joked at one point that I could just throw a golf ball out my office window and try to stop it on my driveway to simulate the conditions.
Woods, looking like he’d just been through the wringer, told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi after his round that he and Graeme McDowell (“G” as Tiger calls him) were toast by the end of their round.
“It was hard. G and I were talking about it today, the greens were totally different speeds,” he said.
Woods made a bevy of…