Wells Fargo Championship, Tiger Woods tee time: When golfers start on Sunday
- Author: Steve Townsend May 07, 2018,
May 07, 2018, 0:31
He said he was now in "playing shape" and the goal was "just trying to get a little better".
Aaron Wise and Jason Day were a shot back on six under par after a 68 and a 67 respectively, while England's Paul Casey was in a tie for fourth on five under with South Africa's Charl Schwartzel after a 68.
And at the Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday, he was reminded that he's still just a rookie.
Phil Mickelson shot a 64, his best score of the year to start Sunday four shots out of the lead.
The 30-year-old major victor also drained a 8m birdie putt on the par three 17th, one of three holes known as the "Green Mile" due to their reputation as the toughest finishing stretch on the PGA Tour. On the back nine, he started with an eagle on hole number 10 and would birdie #14 and #15.
After his round, Woods said his putting struggles are "not fun", but he has made adjustments. When that didn't feel right in his hands, he sought out more desperate measures - calling his playing partner Fowler to ask if he'd brought an extra putter to Quail Hollow. Two bogeys over the last three holes gave him a 70.
It was definitely moving day for some of the Tour players on Saturday. "Today I felt way better on the range, and I knew I was going to have a good day". "If they have a birdie, I've got to try and somehow make a birdie to extend it".
Uihlein's 62 was one shot off the course record, and he needed just 25 putts to jump into contention at 7 under from 48th place starting the day.
Hours earlier, Woods stood over an 18-foot putt on No. 9, his final hole of another ordinary round that up until then featured no birdies. "The '97 Masters and the 2000 U.S. Open, I didn't miss one like that under 10 feet for the week", Woods said.
Saunders shot a 68 as he shaved one stroke off his previous round score for the second consecutive day.
Nick Watney had a 66 and was two behind.
After falling to 1 over in his round after a bogey on the fifth hole, Day's approach into the ninth green came within two feet from landing for an eagle.
The World No.7, who says he is over the disappointment of missing out on Masters glory last month, had a bogey on holes one, five, 14, 16 and 17 while also carding a double bogey on the 11th. Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). "I didn't play well in the pro-am. It was nowhere near as disappointing the experience I had there a few years ago so it was much easier to get over".