Tiger Woods Apr 12, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Tiger Woods tips his hat to patrons after putting on the no. 11 green during the second round of the Masters Tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Network

Perhaps the biggest storyline heading into the Masters was how Tiger Woods would play after withdrawing from the last tournament he participated in less than two months ago. But thus far, he has lived up to all the expectations that he has always had when it comes to Augusta National.

Woods has of course won the Masters five times in his career and has always been able to make the cut. In fact, he came into the tournament tied for the longest-made-cut streak in the history of the tournament, making 23 consecutive cuts.

There were some very difficult playing conditions throughout the first two days that affected nearly everyone in the field. But Woods was able to battle the conditions, finishing at +1 through 36 holes, far inside the cut line to make the weekend.

He now holds the record all on his own for the most consecutive made cuts at Augusta National. And more importantly, according to Woods, he believes that he is in contention to come away with the win at the event.

“Tough day,”  Woods told reporters of his performance on Friday. “I’m right there in the ballgame, in a good position going into the weekend.”

As Woods said, it was a tough day out on the course for everyone. However, he was able to withstand the tough conditions and finish with an even-par Round Two, which is pretty remarkable compared to a large majority of the field who hemorrhaged strokes.

Woods currently sits in a tie for 21st place, trailing the leaders by seven strokes. So he may not be in contention heading into Saturday, but could certainly get there if he keeps up his impressive play.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.