Patrick Reed continued his fine form on day two of the Hero World Challenge on Thursday, taking a three-shot lead over Gary Woodland, after the two shared the overnight lead.
For the second day running, Reed shot another six-under par score of 66 to put him at 12 under for the tournament, while Woodland couldn't repeat his opening round, but still shot a three-under 69 to leave himself just three shots behind the leader.
Tiger Woods made up for his poor finish on Wednesday, firing a bogey-free 66 to shoot him up the leaderboard into fifth, adding another eagle to his scorecard, this time at the 11th.
Jon Rahm showed just why he is the defending champion at this tournament, also shooting a six-under 66 to leave him at eight-under for the tournament, good enough to share T3 with his Ryder Cup team mate Henrik Stenson, who went five-under par for his round.
Reed started off fairly slowly on day two, with just one birdie through his first eight holes, but then made three birdies in a row and two more at 14 and 15. The former Masters champion then dropped a shot at 16, but Reed finished in style with another birdie at the last.
Woodland looked as though he was going to let Reed slip away from him, bogeying 14 and 15, but the US Open champion pulled it back with three birdies in his final three holes.
The Presidents Cup playing captain Woods finished his opening round miserably on Wednesday with a double bogey at the last and he certainly didn't come out firing in round two, being just one-under par through ten holes. The 15 time major champion then showed his class with a brilliant second shot into the par-5 11th to set up an eagle, before he added three more birdies to his round, leaving him in T5 with Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler.
Shot of the Day
For the second day in a row, GolfMagic's shot of the day goes to Tiger Woods, for his brilliant second shot at the par-5 11th. Woods pulled out a long iron to try and hit the green in two, drawing the ball towards the target, rolling up perfectly to leave a short putt for eagle. Check it out below:
Where the hot streak began.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 5, 2019
An eagle at the 11th kicked off @TigerWoods’ 5-under through 6 holes run at the Hero World Challenge. #MustSeeMoments pic.twitter.com/iXZZcbVCbO