Round 2 Notes: Chevron World Challenge

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December 03, 2010
PGA TOUR staff

Weather: Mostly cloudy with afternoon temperatures reaching 65 degrees with variable winds at 5-10 mph.

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Tiger Woods extended his lead to four strokes over Graeme McDowell after the second round of play at the Chevron World Challenge. Woods shot a bogey-free round today and stands at 13-under 131 (65-66).

• Woods' lowest first 36-hole total on the PGA TOUR this season was 137 at the Deutsche Bank Championship (72-65).

• The last time Woods held sole possession of a lead in back-to-back rounds on TOUR was the last two rounds of the 2009 BMW Championship.

• The 2009 PGA Championship was the last time Woods held sole possession of the lead in three consecutive rounds (Rd 1-3).

• Woods has seven straight rounds in the 60s at the Chevron World Challenge, a personal-best in this event.

• Out of Woods' 12 PGA TOUR starts this season, he only scored in the 60s two times in the second round (69/the Memorial Tournament and 65/Deutsche Bank Championship). Those two tournaments are also the only time in 2010 that Woods posted back-to-back rounds in the 60s.

• Woods' only lead after any round on TOUR in 2010 was when he was tied for the lead with Vaughn Taylor after the first-round at The Barclays.

• Coming into the Chevron, the last time Woods held sole possession of a lead on TOUR was after the second-round of the 2009 TOUR Championship.

• Woods' only bogey-free round on the PGA TOUR in 2010 came during the third-round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. It was his first bogey-free round since a first-round 67 at the 2009 PGA Championship.

Luke Donald (T3) shot 66 today to move five shots off the lead. Donald's best round on the PGA TOUR in 2010 was a 65 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Donald's career best round on TOUR is a 63 at the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii.

Paul Casey shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to move fifth-place. Casey's career best round on TOUR is a 64 which he has shot three times, most recently at the 2010 Honda Classic.

• Casey recorded a hole-in-one on the 186 yard, par-3 12th hole with a 7-iron. There were 38 aces on TOUR in 2010.

Jim Furyk (2009), Woods (2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007) and Donald (2005) are the only former champions of the Chevron World Challenge in the field this year.

• Woods has finished in the top 2 at this event in seven of his nine starts. Woods finished 10thin 2000 and T14 in 2005.

Player Position Relation to par
Rory McIlroy T3 -8
Nick Watney T6 -5
Dustin Johnson 10th -3
Bubba Watson T13 +1
Matt Kuchar 17th +2

• A total of five players are competing in their first Chevron World Challenge. Here's a look at where they stand:

Stewart Cink (48th) is the lowest ranked player in the field in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Round Front 9 Back 9 Total Cumulative
Thursday 36.111 35.277 71.388 ---
Friday 35.000 34.333 69.333 70.361

• Scoring Averages at the par-72 Sherwood Country Club:

• The toughest hole so far this week is the 228-yard, par-3 8th hole, with a stroke average of 3.222. Sherwood Country Club's easiest hole this week is the 563-yard, par-5 16th (4.500).

• There were no bogey-free rounds on Thursday. Woods and Casey had the two bogey-free rounds on Friday.

Bubba Watson had a double eagle on the par-5 16th hole. His second shot was with a 4-iron from 283 yards. There were six double eagles on the PGA TOUR in 2010, four in 2009 and only one in 2008. Watson has never had a double eagle on the PGA TOUR.

• With a victory this week at the Chevron World Challenge, Woods can overtake Lee Westwood in the Official World Golf Rankings, if Westwood is not in the Top-2 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Regardless of what happens this week, Westwood will be No. 1 at the end of the year even if Tiger wins this week (i.e. Westwood will retain or regain the No. 1 spot on the degradation of past Ranking points).

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