There’s a scene in Howard Stern’s “Private Parts” where the radio executives talk about the average amount of time people listen to Stern on the radio. Long story short, those that hated the guy tended to listen for twice as long as Stern’s fans. Enter Tiger Woods.
People love to tear down the mighty, and Tiger has endured a rather toxic year and some change. But love him or hate him, when Tiger’s on the hunt, people watch golf. So you can bet your bottom dollar the big wigs at PGA HQ are dancing a happy little jig because Mr. Woods appears to have hit a bit of a hot streak.
After bogeying the seventh to return to even par, Woods rattled off seven birdies on the last eleven holes to take him to seven under and a share of third place with KJ Choi, three strokes behind the leader Rory McIlroy. For his part, the Irishman (take that Great Britain!) shot a respectable three under to push his lead to ten under.
Tiger’s run slightly overshadowed an exceptional round from Australian youngster Jason Day, who posted an eight under (no bogies) and sits two strokes behind Mr. McIlroy.
With the cut projected at +1, a few notable golfers will be packing their bags and heading home including 2010 US Open winner Graham McDowell and current world number one Martin Kaymer.
Oh and some guy named Fred Couples is hanging around at five under, good enough for seventh.
Can Tiger win his fifth green jacket or will one of the young pups earn their seat at the Champions Dinner? Check back tomorrow for more.