"But yet," his friend Allen O'Reilly said, "we're following him."
Indeed, Woods' gallery Saturday morning was, by far, the biggest on the course. Fans lined up 2 and 3 deep just to catch a glimpse of him. Every good shot prompted cheers of, "Good job, Tiger!" or "Go get 'em, Tiger!" and even his bad shots drew supportive groans.
After an even-par 72, he is 3 over for the tournament.
"Coming back here after winning Bay Hill, when he lost his shot, he lost his temper a couple of times because he's such a competitor," Dan Higginson said. "I didn't like to see him kick that club, but he's such a huge competitor it drove him nuts."
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