Golf: Tiger reaches birdie milestone to seize lead at Doral
MIAMI (AFP) - Tiger Woods fired eight birdies on Friday to complete a personal-best PGA run of 17 birdies in his first 36 holes and seize a two-stroke lead at the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship.
World No. 2 Woods, seeking his 17th WGC victory and 76th career triumph, fired a seven-under-par 65 in the second round to stand on 13-under 131 after the second round of the $8.5 million event at Doral's Blue Monster course.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell fired a 67 to finish 36 bogey-free holes on 133, one stroke ahead of Americans Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker with Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson and reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson on 135.
While Woods has produced lower scores over his first 36 holes at a PGA event, he has never fired so many birdies in the first two PGA rounds.