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Tiger Woods 1 Under Par Midway Through Open Tournament

October 08, 2011

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Tiger Woods shot a 3-under 68 in the second round of the Open and was seven shots off the lead in the second event of the U.S. PGA Tour’s Fall Series.

Woods was tied for 86th place a day earlier after shooting a 2-over 73 in the first round at the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California, and was at risk of missing the cut.

He had six birdies and three bogeys in yesterday’s round, giving him a two-round total of 1-under 141, leaving him seven shots behind leader Paul Casey of England. The second round could not be completed last night because of darkness. The cut for the final two rounds is projected at 1 over.

Woods, who has a 23-month winless streak, is playing in his first event since missing the cut for weekend play at the PGA Championship in August and failing to qualify for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.

Woods, 35, is working with caddie Joe LaCava for the first time at the Open, having split in July with Steve Williams, with whom he won 13 of 14 major championships and 72 tournaments worldwide. LaCava spent 20 years as Fred Couples’s caddie and briefly carried Dustin Johnson’s bag earlier this year.

--Editor: Nancy Kercheval

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