Television cameras and thousands of eyeballs focused on Tiger Woods' right foot as he made his way up the sixth fairway.
No worries, though. It was just a broken shoe.
Woods snapped the eyelet during his tee shot at the par-4 No. 5, called for a backup shoe and made a quick swap following his approach shot on the next hole. He found some rhythm a few minutes later, enough to help him avoid missing the cut for the second consecutive week.
Woods made four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, shot a 4-under 68 and made it to the weekend at The Players Championship. He also ended a streak of nine consecutive rounds in the 70s on the PGA Tour.
''I probably could have gotten one or two more out of it,'' said Woods, who missed the cut last week at the Wells Fargo Championship. ''But I really played well today. I was just very consistent, and nothing spectacular, just real solid golf.''
Woods finished the second round six shots behind co-leaders Zach Johnson, Kevin Na an...