Tiger Woods is likely to make the cut after a second straight 71 gave him consecutive scores of par or better to open a major championship for the first time in five years.
Woods is currently outside of the top 25 and was six strokes back of the clubhouse lead when he finished.
“Most of the good scores yesterday were in the morning, and they had no wind ,and they have very little wind this afternoon with a softer golf course,” Woods said (h/t ESPN). “But we certainly had a chance to get the ball down a little bit further and control it on the ground a little bit better.
“The ball wasn’t rolling 80, 90 yards like it was yesterday. It was a little bit easier in that regard.”
Woods played in the toughest conditions yet, but says that the rain actually helped soften the course a bit and helped the greens.
“I played a little bit yesterday,” Woods said. “Today wasn’t quite as good, but I finally birdied a par-5 (a two-putt at the par-5 16th), so that’s a positive.”
Despite his likelihood to make the cut, Woods knows he needs to clean up his game if he wants to make progress on the leaderboard.
“I could have cleaned up the round a little bit,” he said. “And I did not get off to exactly the best start, being 2 over through three.”