Tiger Woods continued his quest for a first title in two years with a 65 to share the halfway lead at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.
It is the first time Woods has led an event after 36 holes since the
his last title to date.
The 39-year-old has slipped to 286 in the world rankings but carded five birdies and an eagle to reach 11 under.
He shares the lead with 26-year-old Tom Hoge, in his first full season on the PGA Tour, who followed a 62 with a 67.
opened round two with a three-putt to bogey the first hole but hit some impressive irons, a six-iron at the 235-yard par-three 12th finishing three feet from the flag.
Then at the par-five 15th he struck a three-iron over water to within 10 feet to set up an eagle.
“I wasn’t quite as sharp as I was yesterday,” said Woods, playing in the tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro for the first time.
“I’ve been close for a few months now. I have had it going at times but this has been way more consistent.”
US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love is only one behind the leaders, the 51-year-old returning a 66 on an ideal morning for low scoring.
A further shot back is Brandt Snedeker, the 2007 champion, who posted nine birdies to equal the course record of 61.