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Tiger three shots clear after mixed bag

ESPN staff
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Tiger Woods found himself in some tricky situations on day two but remains the man to beat © PA Photos


Tiger Woods finished his second round at the Chevron World Challenge with a spring in his step, a wonderful up-and-down at the last helping the 14-time major champion head into the weekend holding a three-shot lead.

Woods fired two eagles and four birdies in a five-under round of 67 to shoot clear of the field on Friday. The former world No. 1 endured something of a topsy-turvy round, though, which included a double-bogey on the 15th.

However, Woods held his nerve on the 18th to maintain a comfortable advantage over compatriot Matt Kuchar and KJ Choi. Indeed, Choi also struggled on the par-four 15th, as he carded a remarkable quadruple-bogey to lose touch with Woods atop the leaderboard.

Americans Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan sit a further stroke back at four-under, with the former sinking six consecutive birdie putts to remain in contention heading into the weekend.

England's Paul Casey moved up the leaderboard after shooting a solid 68, but still remains three-over the card after a horror first day. Scotland's Martin Laird, though, is well off the pace after he carded a 74 to wind up seven-over.

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