"But it's on the board and I am in position and it's going to be a good weekend".
It's been 11 years since he won his last major and had five surgeries since then, including four on his back and the other to rebuild his left knee. The Listowel, Ont., shot a 1-under 71 to stay within sight of the leaders at minus-7.
He had a chance to win the PGA Championship in his last major until Koepka pulled away and Scott made a careless bogey at the end to finish third.
Here he is, with a lot of company. "This is the best players in the world on the biggest stage that we all want to be in so badly".
After hitting a fantastic approach shot from deep in the rough after a wild, hooking tee shot, Woods - and a packed viewing gallery - raced out to check on the ball's progress.
Rose suffered a cruel lip-out with a seven-foot putt at the 17th hole and then went from bad to worse, hardly touching the hole with a four-footer at the last.
"Accidents happen, we move on", Woods said of the incident, confirming he suffered no major damage from the guard's boot. He was particularly happy to finish, especially after storms moved into the area and stopped play right after his tee shot into 5 feet on the unsafe par-3 12th.
At the par-5 15th, Woods curled in a 30-footer for birdie, punctuated with a right fist pump to put himself one stroke off the lead. Tiger Woods celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 15th green during the second round of the Masters.
Day said he had his chiropractor working tirelessly on his back on Thursday night and Friday morning to get him ready to play through the injury. Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau lead the way, and not far behind are more heavyweights.
"It was good, pretty solid, not many mistakes and when I missed greens I missed them on the good side, leaving myself pretty easy up and downs so all in all a very good day", Molinari said.
He knocked in the eagle putt to move to eight-under par.
But the path to the Green Jacket will not be easy with a pack of major winners in front of him at seven under.