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Pebble Beach: Tiger Woods into top 10

February 10, 2012 | 12:27 pm

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Tiger Woods, working on a round of two-under par through nine holes at the Monterey Peninsula course, a course that joined the rotation only last year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, has also hoisted himself into a tie for ninth in the second round Friday.

He has birdied back-to-back holes including a crowd-pleasing two on the par-three seventh after his tee shot landed to within 15 feet of the pin. On the par-five sixth hole, Woods teased the large gallery with a chance at a 10-foot eagle putt. He had to "settle" for a birdie.

Leading the tournament right now is first-round co-leader Charlie Wi who is at 11-under through 10 holes of the Pebble Beach course. He is a shot ahead of two-time champion Dustin Johnson, who is through eight holes on Spyglass Hill, and Kevin Na, who is through nine on Monterey Peninsula and who played that nine in four-under.

Clouds have covered the sun and it has become sweater weather though the wind is calm. In the gloom, though, you can't miss Ricky Fowler, whose outfit is somwhere between electric yellow and some mad scientist's creation of greenish-yellow. In any case, the color is brighter than the day or his score, so far of even-par for the tournament, good only for a tie for 92nd at the moment.

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-- Diane Pucin, reporting from Pebble Beach

Photo: Tiger Woods. Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press.

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