Woodland ties course record to soar to CIMB Classic joint lead
KUALA LUMPUR: Gary Woodland carded a sizzling second round of 11-under par 61 to tie the course record and soar to the joint halfway lead at the CIMB Classic on Friday.
The 34-year-old American sank 11 birdies in his blemish-free round to match the course record Justin Thomas set during his victorious 2015 campaign at the TPC Kuala Lumpur.
"I just played solid just like I did yesterday, I just made more putts," said Woodland, who shares the top spot with Marc Leishman at 14-under 130.
"I think I hit 17 greens, which obviously is a big deal, but I made some putts, too, which is nice."
Woodland has not missed the tournament since 2013 and is hoping to be third time lucky having finished second in 2013 and 2014.
"I can be aggressive out here. I can hit a lot of drivers, which is a huge advantage. And the other holes, you know, irons into some of the tougher holes, I'm laying back."