Woods continues to shine

For the second successive day, Tiger Woods stole the spotlight at the Wyndham Championship after he carded a five-under-par 65 to share the lead with Tom Hoge. 

Hoge, who was one of three overnight leaders, fired a three-under-par 67 to stay atop the leaderboard by one stroke. However, the other two overnight leaders – Erik Compton and William McGirt – did not fare so well on Friday as the former plunged down the leaderboard into a tie for 42nd after his four-over-par 74, while the latter is in a tie for 11th following his level-par 70.

Davis Love III and Chad Campbell remain one stroke behind Woods and Hoge as they hit a four-under-par 66 and five-under-par 65 respectively. 

Starting the day in a tie for seventh, Woods did not get off to the best of starts as he missed a four-foot par putt to begin his round with a bogey. However, he made up for it with birdies at the third and fifth before another bogey followed at the seventh. 

Woods ended the front nine with a birdie at the eighth before proceeding to make consecutive birdies at the 12th and 13th. But, the former world number one saved the best for last and made an eagle on the par-five 15th to finish with a total score of 11-under-par 129.

Hoge also started his round on a low as he made bogeys at the 12th and 14th before shifting his game to the next level by making birdies at the 15th and 17th. Hoge maintained his momentum heading into his back nine as he made birdies at the fifth, sixth and ninth. 

Love, who finished on 10-under-par, made five birdies and a bogey on his front nine during his round of 66. However, he was unbale to fire on the back nine and notched up nine pars.

Campbell meanwhile made six birdies, three of which came in a row from the fifth to the seventh hole, and a bogey to surge up eight places into a tie for third with Love. 

Brandt Snedeker, Scott Brown, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Carl Pettersson and Cameron Percy trail the leaders by two strokes as they sit on nine-under-par 131s. 

Defending champion Camilo Villegas fell down 12 spots into a tie for 32nd as he followed his first round 66 with a one-under-par 69, which included three birdies and two bogeys.