Tiger Woods moved into a share of the lead at the halfway point of the season's final major, matching Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson at 4-under. The wind was up on Friday at Kiawah, a stark contrast from the relatively benign and gettable course on Thursday. Woods fired a 71 and was one of only a handful of players under par on the day, allowing him to slowly move up the board and into the lead as his colleagues tumbled all around him. He's become pretty reliant on a cut shot but he managed to work it through the wind, and then picked up ground on the greens where he was clutch with the putter -- a club he's been inconsistent with all year, particularly last week at Firestone. He even dropped a shot at the last to fall back into the three-way tie, but he has to love his chances over the weekend as he looks to finally break through after two closer calls at Olympic and Lytham.
Singh fired the low round of the day, a remarkable 69 that pushed him to 4-under. Singh is one of the older players on Tour, but, aside from Ben Hogan, he may be one of the hardest workers in the history of the game. Even as his best days pass him, he continues to grind it out on the range. He said he's been playing well and that came together on Friday. Singh's success is always defined by his putter, with his ball striking among the best on Tour. If he can continue to hold on with the anchored flatstick, he'll be in contention on Sunday.
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