Woods had a good feeling, too, especially when he was two strokes off the lead and in complete control of his game. That changed with one swing that set off a chain reaction of problems.
Barely able to see his ball in shin-high grass, Woods swung a sand wedge with all his might and watched the ball dribble about 6 inches. The best he could do from there was hack it across the seventh fairway into a bunker.
He wound up with a double bogey, but kept his perspective. All that did was turn a spectacular round into a satisfactory one.
``One bad swing cost me a couple of shots,'' said Woods, who was at 2-under 140. ``Overall, I'm pleased with the way I played today -- real solid.''
Duval played with Woods for the first two rounds and showed that there are all kinds of ways to post a score.
Duval was in the trees, in the rough, behind a waist-high picket fence high on a hill over the 18th green, but managed to get out of one jam after another. He somehow finished with a 1-under 70 and was at 3-under 139.
Word of his wild round spread quickly. Hours later while on the practice range, Pat Perez asked for permission to touch his wedges, then furiously rubbed them over his clothes.
``You're unbelievable,'' said Perez, who played behind the Duval-Woods group and saw just about every shot.