Tiger Woods today – Getty Images
Tiger Woods produced a second consecutive round of 64 at the ZOZO Championship to take a two shot lead over Gary Woodland into tomorrow’s third round at the Accordia Golf Narashino CC in Chiba, Japan.
With yesterday’s second day’s play, lost to torrential rain, the event resumed today but unfortunately for the massive crowds who turned up on Thursday to witness many of the world and Japan’s greatest players in action they were unable to attend today because of the potential damage their presence could have done to the weather batter course.
With no rain today allowing the course to recover, the crowds will be allowed back on to the course on Sunday to witness not only the battle between Woods and Woodland but with still 36 holes to play many others are still in the mix.
One of those is Japanese golf ‘s current favourite son, Hideki Matsuyama, who is tied for 3rd at 8 under and four off the lead held by Woods. He shares that position with Keegan Bradley.
If this inaugural event turns out to be a battle between Woods, who is trying to win his 82nd PGA Tour title, and Matsuyama it will be a dream come true for tournament organisers.
Play will continue tomorrow until darkness but it is likely play will carry over until Monday in the US$9.75 million event.
Jason Day 29th, Adam Scott 37th and Marc Leishman 70th highlight a rather ordinary week thus far for the Australians in the field although we are at the halfway point.