A few wayward shots over the final holes may have cost Tiger Woods a historic score of 59 during the second round at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday but he did still manage to close out his day on a high note.
The 14-time major champ saved par on the 18th hole with a 25-foot putt from the edge of the green. Woods' failed to reach the fairway with his first two shots on the 464-yard, par-4 18th hole but reached the fringe with a strong third shot and drained this putt to finish the round without a bogey.
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That impressive putt capped a 9-under 61 round that featured seven birdies and an eagle. That score of 61 tied a career best for Woods on the PGA Tour and matched the course record at Firestone, according to The Associated Press. Thanks to his stellar round, Woods led all competitors at 13-under through 36 holes. Keegan Bradley was closest to Woods, seven shots back.
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"I think making big par putts are bigger than making birdies," Woods said after the round when asked about his finish, via ASAP Sports. "It keeps‑‑ I don't know what it is, but it's that feeling of never dropping a shot. I didn't drop any shots today, and I kept the card clean. Those are nice feelings when you're able to do that, when you're able to keep a card clean like that with no bogeys."