Woods had scored 70 in the first round and started the day four strokes behind the Briton Lee Petters, who had had 14 stitches inserted in a facial injury after being hit by another player's backswing on Thursday. The 21-year-old finished on 134, two shots ahead of Petters, the American Greg Hanrahan, and the Mexican Carlos Espinosa.
"I felt a lot better today, I am over the jet lag," said Woods, who made a 20-hour flight to Bangkok on Tuesday night. Heat exhaustion and food poisoning forced him out of Wednesday's pro-am.
Ernie Els, the world No 4 who is defending his South African Open title in Johannesburg, is to rejoin the European Professional Golf Association tour.Reuse content