Tiger Woods grabs first 36-hole lead since 2015

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We’re entering uncharted territory in Tiger Woods latest comeback. Woods took the co-lead with Justin Rose at 7-under at the Tour Championship on Friday, shooting a 2-under 68 to add onto a strong first round Thurdsay.

Per ESPN’s Bob Harig, that’s Woods’ first 36-hole in a tournament since the 2015 Wyndham Championship, where Tiger Woods eventually finished 10th. He came just short of his first outright lead since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which he eventually won.

Woods is still seeking his first PGA Tour win since that 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but he came close with a thrilling No. 2 finish at the PGA Championship last month. He’s already posted six top-10 finishes in 17 events this season.

Woods will be partnered with Rose on Saturday at 7-under, and the pair will try to hold off Rory McIlroy, who is currently third at 5-under, and Justin Thomas, who is in a four-way tie for fourth at 4-under.

Tiger Woods moved into a commanding position through 15-holes with a pair of back-to-back birdies that moved him two strokes ahead of Rose, but some short-game adventures left him with a double-bogey on 16 and tied with Rose.

Tiger Woods bounced back two holes later on the par-5 18th hole, reaching the green in two shots and two-putting for a birdie and move back into a tie with Rose, who also birdied the 18th.

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