After a mediocre 1-under first round at the Dubai Desert Classic, Tiger Woods came out scoring in the second round, posted a 6-under to move to 7-under entering the weekend. Woods sank six birdies on Friday in his bogey-free round.
Woods is now just four shots back of the leader Rory McIlroy, who is at 11-under for the tournament after his 4-under in the second round. Between Woods and McIlroy sits Thomas Aiken, Sergio Garcia and Steve Webster.
After his second round, Woods spoke about his improvement from day one to day two:
“It felt good today. I hit a lot of good shots,” said Woods. “I felt like I drove it pretty good and more than anything I controlled my traj (trajectory) which was nice,” he said. “I feel good. We worked out a few of the things last night that I didn’t like.”
The world’s No. 1 and No. 2 ranked golfers — Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer — have been paired with Woods through the first two rounds. They are currently 5-under and 4-under, respectively, for the tournament.