The Tour Championship 2012: Tiger Woods Struggles, Falls Into Tie For 11th

The second round of the 2012 Tour Championship is complete, and Tiger Woods has fallen off his strong position from the first round. Woods was in a tie for the lead with Justin Rose going into Friday's action, but he never got going on Friday.

Woods started the day by bogeying the first hole; he recovered with birdies on the third and seventh holes, but gave that back with a double on the eighth. Woods moved back to even par on the front nine with a birdie on the next hole, but bogeys on 11, 12, 16, and 17 dwarfed his lone birdie on the back nine as he finished at three-over. Woods finished with a round of three-over 73.

Woods was in a strong spot to contend for the FedEx Cup crown (he currently sits 2nd in the overall standings), but now he's fallen behind Rory McIlroy in the standings, which would doom his chances this weekend.

The Bay Area's other golfer doesn't appear to be in serious contention. Nick Watney (who's also in the top three in the FedEx Cup standings) is still in dead last, with a second round of 74 to finish the first two rounds at nine-over.

For live-updated scoring, check out Golf.com's Tour Championship leaderboard.

Stay with this Storystream for news and updates throughout the week at East Lake. For all your FedExCup and Ryder Cup news, check out SB Nation's golf hub.

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