Memorial Tournament: Woods Makes Cut, Fowler in the Lead
Tiger Woods will be playing through the weekend at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio after shooting a 3-under 69 in the second round for a 141 running total, good enough to make the halfway cut. However, Woods needs to make up a lot of ground to be in contention as he is ten shots out of the lead, which is currently held by 21-year-old Rickie Fowler, who fired a 66 for 36-hole record tying 131.
Fowler is three shots up on his closest pursuer, Justin Rose, who turned in a 69 after sharing the first-round lead with a 65. Phil Mickelson had an up-and-down round that ended with the world No.2 signing for a 71 and a 138 two-round total. Mickelson was far from satisfied of his round, although he remains in contention. “It’s frustrating for me because I played very well and didn’t shoot the number I thought I should,” said Mickelson, who had a birdie-birdie-eagle streak in the front nine only start the second half of the round with several missed pars.
Woods was more accurate with his approaches and on the mark with his putting compared to the first round, as he birdied three of the first five holes to quickly erase fears that he would miss the cut. Winning his first tournament since ending an infidelity fueled hiatus, though, is another story as he has nothing but a shadow of his old self since his return.