Tiger Woods widens lead in second round of Thousand Oaks golf tournament
Tiger Woods again came out firing in the second round of the Chevron World Challenge, moving to 11 under par and widening his lead to two shots after nine holes Friday with the help of an eagle on the second hole.
Woods was the first-round leader by one shot over U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy after opening with a seven-under 65 on the par-72 Sherwood Country Club course in Thousand Oaks.
The four-day, 18-player tournament benefits Woods' charity, the Tiger Woods Foundation.
McIlroy kept the pressure on Woods by going out in 33, three under par, in his first nine holes Friday to trail by two shots.
McDowell and Luke Donald were five shots back at six under par. McDowell had three birdies on the front nine but also suffered a double-bogey on the par-four ninth hole.
Woods carded an eagle three on the 531-yard, par-five second hole after reaching the green in two shots and sinking a 15-foot putt. He then birdied the par-four fourth hole and added another birdie on the fifth hole, also a par five.
Paul Casey, meanwhile, had a hole-in-one on the 186-yard, par-three 12th hole. The ace put Casey at five under par for the tournament.
Heading in the opposite direction was Steve Stricker, who ballooned to a seven-over 43 on the front nine holes Friday after shooting even par 72 in the first round. His problems included a triple-bogey eight on the second hole.
-- Jim Peltz
Photo: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the fifth hole Friday in the second round of the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images