Bill Haas hit one shot he thought might be out-of-bounds and he walked off with a birdie. Tiger Woods kept hitting fairways and rarely made better than par.
They finished 10 shots apart Friday at the Memorial, in a spot that felt unfamiliar to both of them.
Haas, who has never fared better than 30th at what he considers one of his favorite tournaments, handled a tough wind and a crispy Muirfield Village for a 5-under 67 that gave him a three-shot lead among the early starters.
Woods missed only one fairway and briefly flirted with the cut line until birdies at the par 5s on the front nine gave him a 74. A five-time winner and the defending champion, Woods had his worst 36-hole score at the Memorial since he first played this tournament in 1997.
''Tough conditions out there, and I didn't exactly play my best, either,'' Woods said.
Haas has been playing the Memorial since 2005, and he has been coming to Muirfield Village even longer when his father, Jay Haas, was a regular. The s...