Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/2/12

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07: Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods is sick, hacking constantly into his golf towel, but neither being under the weather nor having to endure miserable weather could dampen his spirits on Friday. Not when he had command over his golf ball in a manner eerily similar to, dare it be said, his best. Woods finds himself just one stroke off Rory Sabbatini's lead going into the weekend at the Memorial, a tournament he's won four times, after shooting a very impressive 3-under-par 69 in cold, rain and gusting winds. Muirfield Village -- the place Jack Nicklaus built, where, as Woods says, a golfer "can't fake it" -- always has been an elixir for whatever ails Woods. He's shot par or better in 22 of his past 23 rounds here, leads the field in greens in regulation this week and on Friday stuck 10 of his 18 approach shots inside 15 feet. If anything, 69 was about the highest score he could've shot given three missed birdie putts from 3, 5 and inside 6 feet and a botched chip -- still his nemesis -- that led to t...
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