Woods shoots 64 to take two-stroke lead at Zozo Championship

Tiger Woods of the United States watches his shot on the 4th hole during the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Grounds crew workers repair a bunker on the 10th hole before the start of the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A member of grounds crew works on the 18th green before the start of the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INZAI CITY, Japan — Tiger Woods shot a second straight 6-under 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-hit Zozo Championship.

Teeing off in front of empty stands, Woods picked up where he left off after a 64 in Thursday's opening round with a birdie on the first hole, one of seven on the day that gave him a 36-hole total of 12-under 128, two shots ahead of Gary Woodland.

Woods took the lead on the par-4 17 when his approach shot landed a foot from the hole and he made the easy birdie putt. His only bogey came on the par-4 second hole.

Organizers of the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan took the unusual step of closing the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club course to spectators for Saturday's second round over safety concerns.

Torrential rain caused flooding and mudslides Friday in towns east of Tokyo, leaving at least nine people dead and expanding damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons.

Woodland, who shared the lead with Woods after the first round, had five birdies including three straight from the par-3 16th.

___

More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Must Read

Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters

Oct 11, 2017

Rafael Nadal lost only four points on serve in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jared Donaldson in the...

Pavlyuchenkova overcomes bad weather to win in Hong Kong

Oct 15, 2017

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia won her third WTA singles title of the year after beating Daria...

Siniakova beats Sharapova to reach Shenzhen Open final

Jan 5, 2018

Defending champion Katerina Siniakova beats Maria Sharapova in Shenzhen Open semifinal to set up...

For most of the F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets

Apr 13, 2018

For most of the Formula One 'also-ran' teams, 4th place is as good as it gets

Badminton worlds: Shi faces Momota, Marin v Sindhu in finals

Aug 4, 2018

Shi Yuqi of China beat two-time champion and compatriot Chen Long 21-11, 21-17 to reach the final...

AseanCoverage is a next-gen news site focusing exclusively on online news from South East Asia.

Contact us: sales[at]aseancoverage.com