HOYLAKE, England –- The fans seated in the horseshoe grandstand behind the 18th hole gave Tiger Woods a hearty applause as he approached the final green Friday – just in case they were saying goodbye.
Turns out they’ll get two more days of the former world No. 1.
Hank Haney made news recently by questioning his former student’s desire, but on that final hole, on that final green, there was little doubt where Woods’ mind was. He stalked the 8-foot putt, and then picked a heck of a time to record his only birdie of the day.
The good news: He had a weekend tee time.
The bad: He spotted the hottest player in golf a two-touchdown lead.
Woods’ second-round, 5-over 77 matched his second-worst score in a major as a pro, and his 2-over 146 left him 14 shots behind Rory McIlroy.
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