He used his driver sparingly on Saturday but belted blasts of 327 yards at the 5th and 321 yards at the 14th to reach both par 5s in two shots. (The 129-mph swing at 14 was the fastest recorded swing on the PGA Tour this season.) To do so he had to modify his technique slightly.
On a steamy afternoon Woods started to dial in his iron play after salvaging pars at Nos. 10 and 11 despite poor tee shots. He stuck an iron to 11 feet at 12 but didn’t read enough break on the right-to-left bender and wedged to 6 feet at 13 but didn’t touch the hole.
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