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Watch: Tiger Woods Storms Up Leaderboard At Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac on June 29, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland.

Tiger Woods had a great Friday at a tournament that he himself hosts.

A round of 65 at the Quicken Loans National, including seven birdies, saw Woods shoot -5, both for the second round and the tournament.

After a level par 70 yesterday, the 14 time Major winner started his second round with birdie-bogey-birdie for some early momentum.

His third birdie came on the 15th (his 6th hole having started on the back nine), after a 337 yard drive left him with just 151 to the green.

A dropped shot on 17 was cancelled out by this magical chip in at the 18th hole to raucous scenes.

On his 11th hole at the 2nd, Woods made it to the hole from 606 yards away in just two shots, despite having 275 left to the green on his approach.

A birdie putt on the 3rd saw him go -4, with Tiger finally starting to make putts after some well-documented trouble with the flat stick.

A birdie on the 5th would be his last on the day, but a pair of crucial up and downs on the final two holes would be good enough for a bogey free last nine holes.

In the process, Tiger jumped from 48th on the leaderboard after the opening round to 10th, four shots off leader Beau Hossler on -9.

After a pair of top five finishes a few months ago, Woods was unable to contend at big tournaments like the Masters and the Players, though his form was quietly consistent.

A missed cut at the U.S. Open was a setback, but after the best part of a decade in the wilderness, the 42-year-old is again heading in the right direction.

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