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Tiger Woods is in contention at the 2018 Open

Tiger Woods is in contention at the 2018 Open Championship. Here's how he did it in Round 2 at Carnoustie.

Tiger Woods’ last major came 10 years ago, at the 2008 US Open. In his most recent major outing — this year’s US Open — he failed to make the cut.

Now, at the Open Championship, Woods has secured his weekend spot at Carnoustie after shooting a second consecutive even-par 71.

Here are four key moments from his round today:

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1. The driver's first appearance

After an even par 71 Thursday, Tiger pulled his driver out of the bag for the first time this championship on No. 2 Friday. It didn’t go well.

The tee shot landed in a tough lie way right of the hole. So Tiger naturally aimed into the crowd.

That would lead to the first of back-to-back bogeys for Tiger, though he would only have two more the rest of the day.

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2. Righting the ship

In danger of falling past the cut line, Tiger responded in style, draining a birdie on No. 4 and then sinking another one from distance (with a leg kick!) on No. 6.

3. Steady play on the back nine

Two more birdies followed on the back nine, along with just one bogey.

4. A missed opportunity

Finally, on 18, Woods was back even when a beautiful approach left him with a birdie attempt to head into the weekend at 1-under. But a misread led to another 71.

“The fairways were a lot easier to hit today,” Woods said after the round. “Yesterday was a little more defensive, today, we could be a bit more offensive.”

With that mindset, it’s disappointing that Tiger couldn’t capitalize, but making the cut line (which was projected around 2-over when he finished) definitely leads to an interesting weekend.