BETHESDA, Md. — Tiger Woods just made his second birdie of the day, rolling in a 10-footer on the ninth hole to make the turn in 34 and in the lead at 8 under.
So far, Woods, who has a one-shot lead on Bo Van Pelt, has missed just one green in regulation.
If Woods has a nemesis, it’s the 11th hole, though. He’s made two pars and a bogey on the par-4, which has played as the most difficult hole on the golf course this week. There’s a creek running up the right side of the hole, and Woods has hit in there before (and almost did again earlier this week).
Two shots back of Woods is Jason Day, who has played his first 13 holes in 4 under. Seung-Yul Noh and Billy Hurley are another stroke back, while Adam Scott has slipped into a tie for sixth at 4 under after back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 14 and 15.