Reed grabs outright lead within the Bahamas, Woods six again

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FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Membership, Virginia Water, Britain – September 19, 2019 Patrick Reed of the U.S. in motion in the course of the first spherical Motion Pictures through Information/Paul Childs

(Information) – Patrick Reed held the outright lead after the second spherical of the Hero World Problem within the Bahamas on Thursday whereas event host Tiger Woods used a back-nine surge to match the day’s low rating and stay six photographs again.

Former Masters champion Reed fired his second consecutive six-under-par 66 on the Albany Golf Membership on the island of New Windfall to take a seat three photographs away from fellow in a single day chief Gary Woodland (69) within the 18-man exhibition occasion.

Defending champion Jon Rahm (66) and Swede Henrik Stenson (67) have been an additional shot again in a share of third place.

The event started a day sooner than regular to accommodate golfers touring to subsequent week’s Presidents Cup in Australia and the sector included all however one member of the 12-player U.S. workforce that may compete at Royal Melbourne.

Woods, a enjoying captain on the Presidents Cup, started the day six photographs again of the leaders and after reaching the flip at one underneath for his spherical turned it up with an eagle and three birdies over a scorching six-hole stretch on the again 9.

The bogey-free, six-under-par 66 matched Reed and Rahm for the day’s low rating and left the previous world primary in a share of fifth place with Justin Thomas (69) and Rickie Fowler (69).

“I’m proper there.” mentioned Woods. “At the least I’ve received an opportunity going into the weekend.”

U.S. Open champion Woodland was at even par on the day after 15 holes however capped his spherical in type with three consecutive birdies.

Reed’s solely blemish got here on the par-four 16th the place he made bogey however the American recovered with a par-birdie end to wrap up his spherical in type.

Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, modifying by Ed Osmond