On the par-5 13th he mishit his tee shot, digging his three-wood into the turf behind the ball and prompting playing partner Jeff Quinney, the U.S. Amateur champion, to say, "Wow! I didn't know he had that shot." Even Woods chuckled at the wounded duck. "If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?"
When Woods finished the second round with a 71, he had matched his 2001 total of over-par rounds and stood nine shots and 40 bodies behind the leaders. "His problems are minor, but they cost him," Harmon said.
Still, the leaders had hardly ruled out a Tiger charge. "If I can shoot 64," Mark Brooks said, referring to his Friday round, "he can shoot 60." Woods laid down a pair of 69s on the weekend, scores beaten only by the 72-64 of Tom Kite, but never got closer to the lead than seven shots. "Every blue moon," said Rocco Mediate, who finished fourth, two shots out of the playoff, "Tiger becomes human."