Woods leads by one after two completed rounds - Golf - Sport - The Independent

Woods leads by one after two completed rounds

Tiger Woods declined treatment for a pinched nerve in his neck, then made three birdies to complete his second round at 5-under 66, giving him a one-stroke lead over Davis Love III and Chris Perry in the Tour Championship in Houston, Texas on Saturday.

Tiger Woods declined treatment for a pinched nerve in his neck, then made three birdies to complete his second round at 5-under 66, giving him a one-stroke lead over Davis Love III and Chris Perry in the Tour Championship in Houston, Texas on Saturday.

The field of the top 29 money-winners faced 18 more holes on Saturday at Champions Golf Club, which was pounded by intermittent showers.

Players returned to golf on Saturday after attending a moving memorial service on Friday in Orlando, Florida, for US Open champion Payne Stewart, who was among six killed on Monday in an air tragedy that ended when their plane crashed.

Stewart, No 3 on the money list, was not replaced in the field.

Several players wore bracelets that said "WWJD" - What Would Jesus Do - that were handed out during the memorial service. Stewart wore the bracelet when he won the US Open in June.

Woods sustained what was described as a stinger in his left arm hitting through a fist-sized rock to get to his ball at the 15th hole on Thursday.

He arrived about an hour before his tee time on Saturday and said he felt fine. Then he went out and made three birdies in the rain to reach 9-under 133 through 36 holes.

Perry birdied the final two holes to complete a 64 and was at 134. Love, who led after the first day of 27 holes, made one bogey and had a second-round score of 70.

Scores on Saturday after the completion of the second round of the $5m Tour Championship played on the 7,202-yard (6,554-meter), par-71 Cypress Course at Champions Golf Club:

Davis Love III 64-69-133 Tiger Woods 67-66-133 Chris Perry 70-64-134 Nick Price 70-66-136 Fred Funk 66-70-136 Steve Pate 67-69-136 Brent Geiberger 68-69-137 Carlos Franco 65-72-137 Tim Herron 66-72-138 Notah Begay III 70-69-139 Tom Lehman 72-67-139 John Huston 68-71-139 Jeff Sluman 69-70-139 Ernie Els 68-71-139 Duffy Waldorf 66-74-140 Bob Estes 70-70-140 Ted Tryba 70-70-140 Justin Leonard 67-73-140 Stuart Appleby 72-69-141 Phil Mickelson 73-68-141 Jim Furyk 69-72-141 David Toms 73-68-141 David Duval 70-71-141 Dennis Paulson 72-70-142 Vijay Singh 74-68-142 Hal Sutton 72-70-142 Loren Roberts 73-72-145 Jeff Maggert 73-72-145 Mike Weir 76-73-149

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