Saturday October 27, 2012
Tiger Woods draws the crowd despite hot and humid conditions
TIGER Woods stayed in the mix in the CIMB Classic with a four-under 67 as he dealt with another hot and humid day – and plenty of muddy balls – at the Mines Resort and Golf Club.
Woods took advantage of all three par-fives to end with the 67 for a tie of fifth on nine-under 133 – five shots behind leader and fellow American Robert Garrigus.
Woods made six birdies – three of them on the par-fives – but dropped shots on the fourth and 12th.
He was far from pleased despite staying in the hunt at the halfway stage.
He’ll be hoping to rein in the frontrunners, including Garrigus, today.
“You have to make so many birdies out here, you just can’t be passive.
You’ve got to be aggressive, and the guys are taking it low,” said world No. 2 Woods, who has three wins on the PGA Tour this season.
“Robert is right now at 14-under and, as I said at the beginning, it’s going to take 20-plus to win this tournament.
“I just got to go out there and make a bunch of birdies. The golf course can be bad, especially when you have ball in hand like we did today because just about every single tee shot I had had mud on it.
“It was a good call by the PGA Tour (to go for preferred lie ruling).”
On his second round performance, Woods said it was just one of those days when he did not make enough birdies.
“I did not really have a lot of looks and then the looks I did have were downhill, cross green putts and putts that I just could not be aggressive with. And the heat was bothering everybody I think,” he said.
“It’s just hot out there.
“But I just got to get after it tomorrow where at least I have a chance going into Sunday.”
128: Robert Garrigus (US) 64-64; 130: Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 66-64; 132: Greg Chalmers (Aus) 66-66, Troy Matteson (US) 63-69; 133: Brendon de Jonge (Zim) 68-65, Kevin Na (US) 67-66, Tiger Woods (US) 66-67; 134: Ben Crane (US) 68-66, Jeff Overton (US) 64-70, Brian Harman (US) 64-70; 135: Charlie Wi (Kor) 69-66, Martin Laird (Sco) 68-67, Trevor Immelman (Rsa) 72-63, Bo Van Pelt (US), Tom Gillis (US) 65-70, Chris Kirk (US) 69-66, Kevin Stadler (US) 67-68, Bill Haas (US) 70-65, Pat Perez (US) 67-68; 136: J.B. Holmes (US) 66-70, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 69-67, Nick Watney (US) 71-65; 137: Bob Estes (US) 69-68, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 71-66, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 72-65, Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) 65-72, Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 71-66, Jimmy Walker (US) 69-68, Ryan Palmer (US) 69-68, Ricky Barnes (US) 66-71; 138: John Huh (US) 70-68, John Senden (Aus) 72-66; 139: Johnson Wagner (US) 70-69, Prom Meesawat (Tha) 70-69, Kyle Stanley (US) 69-70; 140: Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn) 69-71, William McGirt (US) 70-70, Jason Dufner (US) 68-72, Cameron Tringale (US) 71-69, Marcus Fraser (US) 70-70; 141: Danny Chia (Mas) 66-75, David Lipsky (US) 68-73, Sean O’Hair (US) 69-72; 142: Marc Leishman (Aus) 75-67; 143: Scott Piercy (US) 75-68; 147: Shaaban Hussin (Mas) 74-73, Scott Hend (Aus) 70-77, Siddikur Rahman (Ban) 73-74.
THIRD ROUND TEE-OFF TIMES
7.10am: Shaaban Hussin, Scott Hend;
7.20am: Scott Piercy, Siddikur Rahman;
7.30am: Danny Chia, Marc Leishman;
7.40am: Sean O’Hair, David Lipsky;
7.50am: William McGirt, Jason Dufner;
8.00am: Marcus Fraser, Masanori Kobayashi;
8.10am: Kyle Stanley, Cameron Tringale;
8.20am: Prom Meesawat, Johnson Wagner;
8.30am: John Senden, John Huh;
8.40am: Ricky Barnes, Gaganjeet Bhullar;
8.50am: Bob Estes, Ryan Palmer;
9.00am: Noh Seung-yul, Jimmy Walker;
9.10am: Thaworn Wiratchant, Anirban Lahiri;
9.20am: Carl Pettersson, J.B. Holmes;
9.30am: Tom Gillis, Nick Watney;
9.40am: Kevin Stadler, Pat Perez;
9.50am: Chris Kirk, Martin Laird;
10.00am: Bill Haas, Charlie Wi;
10.10am: Trevor Immelman, Bo Van Pelt;
10.20am: Jeff Overton, Brian Harman;
10.30am: Tiger Woods, Ben Crane;
10.40am: Brendon de Jonge, Kevin Na;
10.50am: Greg Chalmers, Troy Matteson;
11.00am: Robert Garrigus, Jbe Kruger.