Here we go again. After much speculation of Woods’ latest injury and withdrawing from the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral, Tiger is tied for the lead through 2 rounds at Bay Hill at -10. On Friday, Tiger followed up his first round 69 with a dominant 65.
Tiger’s second round was highlighted by 7 birdies, 0 bogeys and 17/18 GIR.
There are two factors here; recent play and history at Bay Hill.
Back-to-back solid rounds shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone based on Tiger’s recent play, but the surprise is his that his first round was solid. Even looking back to the Cadillac Championship and Honda Classic, Tiger put up 72 and 71 in those first rounds. But at the Cadillac, Tiger followed it up with a 67 and 68. At the Honda, he followed it up with a 68, 69 and 62.
Tiger’s history at Bay Hill is amazing. 4 wins here in his last 9 starts, averaging 15th place. Not to mention in 36 rounds, his scoring average is 69.94.
Tiger shares the lead with Charlie Wi and based on his 3rd round scoring in 2012 (68, 69, 67 and 66) let’s look for Eldrick to keep it rolling.