Rory Sabbatini (69) and Tommy Fleetwood (68) are tied for third at two under. "You know, four [strokes] back on this golf course with 36 holes to go, I mean anybody can win this golf tournament right now". After starting his first two rounds with some wayward shots, Woods was sharp from the beginning Saturday.
So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145.
"It was barely light when we teed off, and it was a twosome, so we kind of had to pace ourselves so we wouldn't be waiting too much", List said in an interview on PGATour.com. I played well all day. Berger held the lead at 5-under with consecutive birdies at Nos. He had missed the cut the last two times at the Honda Classic.
"Definitely excited to get a good round under my belt", said Simpson, who made all 14 of his putts from inside 10 feed on Thursday.
Thomas' scorecard included 17 pars. He adeptly avoided bogeys during his round but his scorecard suggests a bit of smoke and mirrors. "I really played well today". A bogey dropped him to 2 over.
Except for the tee shot on the 15th and the first putt on 16, that is.
The 42-year-old bounced back immediately with a seven-foot gain at the fourth to get back to level par, with Woods delivering a string of pars to stay in touch with the early leaders.
Tiger Woods has made it to the weekend at The Honda Classic at PGA National.
"I felt comfortable out there today", Woods said. "Overall, it was a good grind out there. It was tough. It was tough to make putts out there but the key is to keep hitting the ball on the green and keep giving myself looks at it and I did that most of the day". "I did that for most of the day".
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy survived the cut but is back at four over after shooting a second straight 72.
Fellow American Rickie Fowler recorded a 1-over 71, a shot better than defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia, who had four birdies and six bogeys on a hard day.
Tiger's iron game was strong as well, as he found 11 of 18 greens with his "stellar" play, said Chamblee. This is a hard golf course right now. It's going to come down to a pretty bunched leaderboard Sunday. Playing in the group ahead of Woods, Thomas reached 4-under before a bogey on No. 6. The only two-time victor on Tour this season shot an 8-over 78 to miss the cut at 12-over.