Just to let you guys know, my favorite channel is the golf channel and I was lucky enough to catch the extended highlights of the 2nd round from the Dubai Desert classic last night. Tiger Woods represented America well and threw down a superb 66, 6 under par, low score on the day, which was good enough to put him in a tie for 5th. Lee Westwood shot 2 under par and Martin Kaymer shot 1 under par as the top three ranked players concluded an interesting two day pairing with each other.
Tiger showed promise that his struggles are behind him and that he may be gaining confidence in his new swing changes. Last year, Tiger fired his swing coach and has since adopted a new swing philosophy. A two time champion of the DDC, Tiger amassed 6 birdies and 0 bogeys and said after the round, "I feel good. We (him and his swing coach) worked out a few things last night that I didn't like." He looked to be in control most of the round, driving the ball well and gettingt the putter going, which has let him down the last year or so. Hopefully he will continue this play into the weekend and finally win a tournament since the big scandal.
Rory McIlroy still leads the tournament at 11 under after a 68 yesterday. Sergio Garcia, one of my favorite golfers, has continued his good play as of late and is in 2nd place at 10 under. No one else of note is in the top ten.
The pairing of the top three in the world is over and this will be my last post on this tournament. Ill let you guys know if Tiger wins on Sunday but I really just wanted to cover this interesting pairing. It seems like Tiger had a small victory by coming out on top and it is good to see USA on the leader board.