Tiger sets halfway record

Four stroke lead as Woods hunts his hat-trick

Bob Warters's picture
Sat, 16 Mar 2002

Tiger sets halfway record

Tiger Woods, looking full of confidence, charged into a four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, where he's looking to win for the third successive year.

The world number one, shot a second-round seven-under-par 65, to pull clear of the chasing pack which includes Scott McCarron (67) on eight under and Ernie Els (67) and Angel Cabrera (70), one shot further back.

Woods began the day in a five-way tie for the lead but birdied four of his first seven holes and three straight on the back nine to finish with a two-round total of 12 under par - a record for the event.

Jose Maria Olazabal continued in his recent rich vein of form to record a 68 for five under par with Sergio Garcia (71). They are two of ten players in a tie for seventh, one behind John Daly and John Huston, who both fired 71s.

Othe leading Europeans who made the cut include Per Ulrick Johansson (-3), Paul McGinley and Niclas Fasth (both -2), Bernhard Langer (-1) and Sandy Lyle (+2).

Suffering from an injured shoulder, Lee Westwood struggled to a 77 and will rest before resuming practice for next week's Players Championship at Sawgrass.



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