Friday was a Bahama Birdie Barrage at the Albany Golf Club.
Low scores showed up for the second round of the Hero World Challenge and lowest of the low was Jon Rahm with a nine-under par 63.
“I’m really comfortable here, biggest thing is the wind changes out here,” said Rahm, who is 10-under par at the halfway point of the tournament hosted by Tiger Woods.
Later in the afternoon, Henrik Stenson’s birdies at 14, 15 and 16 helped him post 66 and he joined Rahm with a share of the 36-hole lead. Stenson spent Thanksgiving weekend at Albany with his family, they have a residence there.
Dustin Johnson got it going with a 67 and joined first-round co-leader Patrick Cantlay at nine-under par.
Patrick Reed, who shot 65 on Thursday, went from first to worst. His 77 was the worst round of the tournament to date and he fell all the way back to two-under par, next to last, just a shot in front of anchor-man Jason Day (1-under).
Host Tiger Woods had it going for most of the day, he was five-under par for his round coming to the 18th. But he ran into trouble when his drive missed right and came to rest beneath some palmetto plants. Woods went to his knees and took an awkward swipe at his ball. He got it out but the replays show his stroke was more of a push and he spent more than 30 minutes in the scorer’s tent while rules officials looked at the replay.
Then Woods emerged and explained:
“No penalty. I didn’t feel like I violated any rules. I didn’t feel like I hit it twice. I shot what I shot.”
What Woods shot was a three-under par 69 thanks to a closing double-bogey at the 18th. He’s two-under and tied for 14th in the 18-man field.