Clarke Passes Hill Test as Tiger Takes a Tumble; THE WORLD OF SPORT
DARREN CLARKE will develop a liking for Bay Hill if he maintains his fine form this weekend.
While King of the Hill Tiger Woods took a tumble, Clarke shot 68 to be two shots behind leader Shigeki Maruyama at the halfway stage in the Bay Hill Invitational.
Woods, bidding to become the first man to win any tournament five years in a row, was primed to build on his opening 67. But his second tee shot of the day, a three wood that flew 50 yards wide of the mark on the way to a double-bogey six, set the tone for the day.
He finished with a 74 and, on three under, is nine strokes behind.
Clarke's four-under-par score was the least he deserved. Some of his shots were majestic.
The ninth and 15th, two of the most difficult par fours, were reduced to tap-in birdie holes.
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