"The heat is hard for me because I lose so much weight out here", said Woods.
But Woods made amends with a closing birdie at the par-five ninth, where he sank a seven-foot putt.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Tiger Woods failed to take advantage of the great start he got off to in the first round of the BMW Championship, failing to break par on Friday - the only player in the top 11 to not shoot in the 60s.
Tiger Woods isn't just back in the hunt - he's leading it.
Two days after he was selected by Jim Furyk as a Ryder Cup captain's pick, Woods made a decision to put his trusty Scotty Cameron back in the bag after he'd employed two other Taylormade flatsticks in play recently.
"You definitely could do it today", said Woods, who hit 12 tee shots that traveled at least 300 yards.
With temperatures in the upper 90s making Aronimink play short, Woods had an 8-under 62 that included a bogey on his next-to-last hole. He didn't hit anything longer than a 9-iron into the par 4s and didn't miss a green until his 14th hole.
After struggling with his putting during the first two legs of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Woods returned to the Scotty Cameron putter he used in winning 13 of his 14 major titles.
Earlier, Woods rushed to the turn in 29 strokes, including a five-foot eagle at the par-five 16th.
"I've got to make birdies over the weekend". Rory McIlroy did not play particularly well on Friday after almost torching the course to the ground on Thursday in the first round.
Jordan Spieth couldn't keep it in play off the tee and didn't get under par until his 15th hole.
However there was to be no repeat of that scintillating form in his second round, a birdie on the sixth followed by a bogey on the eighth sending the four-time major victor out in even par on the opening nine as his rivals at the top of the leaderboard began to pass him by.
When he was 9 under with four holes left - the last one a par 5 - he started thinking about breaking 60.
"It was a hard task to try and flight one to get it back there without, you know, hitting it over the back". "And I didn't capitalize".