Five holes later, Woods threw another charge into the proceedings when he knocked his approach at the par-5 9th to 15, then holed the ensuing eagle putt.
Woods was 1 over on the back nine with one birdie and two bogeys and now sits five shots off the lead at 7 under.
Although the bogey at the end will disappoint the 41-year-old it was great to see the Tiger fist-pump on show again today and we can only hope he continues his fine form over the next two days to keep challenging for a tour win which would be an incredible achievement in his first tournament back from a 10-month injury layoff.
Against long odds, facing some of the best players in the world and coming just seven months after spinal fusion surgery to his lower back, the former world No. 1 and victor of 14 majors and 79 PGA Tour titles put himself in position Friday to actually win for the first time since 2013.
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What we didn't have was a conversation with players in the coalition based on some of the responses that we got from the league. If players accept the money, they're just looking for a fight if they continue to kneel.
Even for Woods - the redshirted one who, with is unprecedented showreel, taught golf to ignore every barrier that had ever been there before - this seemed surreal.
"I've still got a long way to go", added Woods, who also missed the entire 2015-2016 season. Still, there's a lot more to learn. After a massive drive on the ninth, Woods rifled a 3-wood from 275 yards to 18 feet and canned the putt for eagle.
"I went out there and shot 31 on the front nine". They were dry, they were rolling out and I airmailed a few of them well past the hole.
Spieth had seven birdies and two bogeys during Friday's round.
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Said Fleetwood on his round, "I played really well, got off to a nice start".
Hoffman's amazingly carded just three pars on the day at Albany Golf Club, finishing his round with five straight birdies.
"I didn't know what to expect, because I hadn't played".
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The other Orange Bowl spot goes to the highest-ranked team from the Southeastern Conference or Big Ten not in the playoff. Alabama's chances of making the playoff seem bleak at the moment, but crazier things have happened in college football.