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2012 Memorial: Tiger Woods Takes A Share Of Lead With 3 Birdies In 6 Holes

After a two-hour rain delay this morning, the afternoon set of tee times are out on the course and making their way around their first nine. Scoring conditions were tough on Thursday but expected to lighten up on Friday with the dampened greens. But few players in the morning wave posted low numbers, with Henrik Stenson and Lucas Glover firing low rounds of the day so far with 68. First round leaders Spencer Levin and Scott Stallings leveled out, with Levin staying at 5-under and Stallings dropping a shot to finish tied at 5-under.

This has all opened the door for Tiger Woods to charge up the leaderboard and he's taken advantage, pulling even with Levin and Stallings just seven holes through his second round. Woods saved at least five pars on Thursday to string together a solid round in tough scoring conditions. Now, he's making a move and draining birdies. He posted three birdies through the first six holes on Friday, including a lengthy putt that curled in on No. 6 to pull him even for the lead.

Like Firestone in Akron, Muirfield Village has typically been a course that suits his eye, with four career victories. But much of his success at Jack's place came over a decade ago. A win this week will have everyone putting him back in contention for the U.S. Open at Olympic in two weeks. There's still two and half rounds to play, but he's been the Woods of old so far this week in Columbus.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.