THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The good news? Tiger Woods shot 6-under-par 66 in Friday’s second round of the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.
The bad news? He didn’t gain any ground on the leaders and is 12 strokes behind pace-setting Justin Thomas through 36 holes.
The best news? He’s feeling a whole lot better than he did during Thursday’s first round and miles better than he felt when he missed the cut in the U.S. Open four weeks ago in his most recent start ahead of the Zozo.
A day after posting his worst score in 49 rounds at Sherwood – where he’s won five times and been runner-up five times – Woods, the defending champion, was 10 strokes to the better. His 66 matched his lowest total for 2020.
“That’s just the nature of my back. I wish it could be good all the time,” Woods said when asked why he’s feeling better than he did at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York. “I have moments where it’s not quite as elastic as I’d like it to be and unfortunately the U.S. Open did not help with the long rough, and I did not drive it in the fairway enough times and put a lot of stress on it and shot high numbers. But I am moving a lot better. Having four weeks…