Woods takes lead at Australian Open
Tiger Woods, trying to end a two-year winless drought, is back
in a familiar place – atop the leaderboard at the Australian Open
after nine holes of his second round on Friday.
Woods began play at The Lakes on the 10th hole three strokes
behind first-round leader Jarrod Lyle. Woods moved two strokes
ahead of Lyle, who hasn’t begun play, with a 5-under-par 32 on his
outward nine that included birdies at 10, 13, 14, 16 and 18.
Fellow American Nick Watney, playing in the group behind Woods,
was also at 7 under, level with Lyle.
Woods, who was at 9 under after 27 holes, had an opening-round
His last win was at the Australian Masters in Melbourne in