Tiger Woods shot a 10-under-par 62 and with this breaks his own course and tournament record of 63 and to equal the course record at Sherwood Country Club. He birdied eight holes, had one Eagle and opened up a four-stroke lead over Jim Furyk, who led by a stroke after the first round.
“I hit some good shots but I made some bombs out there,” Woods said after holing an eight-foot birdie putt at the last. “The only difference today was I made some good putts,” he added, referring to his double-bogey on the final hole in the opening round. “I didn’t throw away a good round like yesterday..”
Only two players went as low during a regular PGA Tour, Brandt Snedeker, who shot 11-under 61 at the Buick Invitational, and Zach Johnson, who shot 10-under 60 at the Tour Championship. Playing for the first time in 10 weeks, Tiger Woods stretched his lead with a couple of long putts, one of them for eagle on the par-5 11th, and finished his record round with an 9-iron into 6 feet on the final hole that brought the fans to their feet.