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May 31 2013

10:08 AM

Haas surges, Woods in reverse

DUBLIN, Ohio -- It took about two hours Friday morning for there to be a change at the top of the leaderboard during the second round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.

For the marquee group that includes world No. 1 Tiger Woods, though, there was more of the same inconsistency that marked the opening 18 as the three have combined for one birdie, four bogeys and two double bogeys in their first six holes.

On the plus side of the ledger, Bill Haas slipped past overnight leader Charl Schwartzel with a birdie-eagle-birdie surge that began at the fourth hole. He made a 12-footer there, chipped in for eagle from 66 feet at the fifth and capped the run with a 17-footer at No. 6.

Haas made the turn at 8 under for the tournament and under for the day. He's not the only one on the move, either -- Charley Hoffman opened with a 73 but has gotten to 3 under for the tournament with a front-nine 32.

Woods, meanwhile, started on the back nine and has played six holes -- making four pars, a bogey and a double bogey at the par-5 15th where he chipped on from just over the green and three-putted from 5 feet. The defending champion is 2 over for the tournament, which is the current, but early, cut line.  

His playing partners are over par for the day, as well, at 2 over. So Fred Couples has dropped back to even par while Keegan Bradley is 1 over.

World No. 2 Rory McIlroy, who opened with a 78, doesn't tee off until 1:16 p.m. ET.

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