Tiger Woods surges to share of Wyndham Championship lead

Tiger Woods shares the lead on the PGA Tour. No, really.

Woods is tied atop the leaderboard at the Wyndham Championship after a 5-under 65 at Sedgefield Country Club has him tied with 26-year-old Tom Hoge at 11 under par.

This marks the first time Woods will have a piece of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which was his last PGA Tour win. His two-round total of 129 is also his best first 36-hole total since that week in Ohio.

To put in perspective the contrast in experience between Woods and Hoge, who will likely share the final group on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C., Woods has 52 more wins than Hoge has PGA Tour starts (79 to 27).

This is almost a must-win situation for Woods' hopes to make the FedEx Cup playoffs. At 187th in points, Woods needs to crack the top 125 this week to advance to next week's playoff opened at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey. At a minimum, Woods needs a solo second-place finish and perhaps some help to qualify. Were Woods to somehow win for the 80th time on the PGA Tour, site of Sam Snead's 82nd and last PGA Tour victory, he would move up to approximately 80th in points, almost guaranteeing him a place in the first two legs of the four-event playoff series.

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