Tiger: I grinded on back 9 to make cut (2:02)

Tiger Woods talks about how he can overcome his injuries to finish the tournament. The song is called "2.

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How do you feel when you watch Tiger Woods play in a major?

One of the reasons we like sports is that there are no wrong answers. The same athletes compete in the same events and feel the same. Woods might be the best example of this.

He is the most accurate test we have.

He is giving the game whatever his body has left, and you might feel inspired by it. It is easy to be impressed by the grind. There have been times during the first two rounds when Woods looked miserable. 18 months ago, it would have seemed impossible for him to play in the second major of the year.

You hope that Woods has qualities in you: strength, courage, and commitment. You don't have to feel bad for him when he grimaces in pain after an awkward swing or when he climbs out of a hole in the ground. The nobility refused to yield to the pain.

You are not alone if you feel this way. After playing with Woods for two days, it was like this.

He is incredibly resilient and mentally tough. If that had been me, would I have looked at him? I might have pulled out and gone home. Tiger is different. He proved he is different. It was a monumental effort.

If you feel the same way, you will love it when someone suggests Woods hang up his spikes, because you believe it will serve as fuel for his inevitable comeback. Woods personal life and the Shakespearean drama have never mattered to you. You love to watch him hit a golf ball, and you will never stop believing that he will defy the slow march of time and conjure up the magic of his youth once more.

It is unbelievable to make the cut at Augusta and make the cut here. He comes to two of the toughest walks.

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You might feel sad. You don't understand why he's doing this. That is also ok. This is not the Tiger Woods of 2000. It can be hard to watch Woods put himself through pain just to find himself tied for 53rd place.

This may be as good as it gets.

It's hard not to be concerned when Woods' leg buckled when he flared a short iron into a fairway on the 12th hole on Friday. You can feel the fear in the crowd. There is a steady stream of concern for him on the social networking site. What if he is making his injuries worse? What if he becomes a shell of what he used to be? If he is the Willie Mays of this era, stumbling in the outfield, what would he do? What if he was like Michael Jordan, hobbling around the court with the Wizards, his right knee so sore he can't even dunk?


Tiger Woods put his second shot within feet of the hole for the easy par putt to get him to +3 for the tournament.

Is this how people will remember him?

If you watch him, you are not alone. Tiger Woods was not meant to be dead. He insists he can still win majors, so aren't we honoring that by feeling the same?

Padraig Harrington said that he didn't think he came here to make the cut. If he was only making cuts, he wouldn't hang around. He wants to win. He is not interested in cut lines.

What you feel is wonder. If that is the case, there are thousands like you who just want to see Woods with their own eyes, maybe one last time before he leaves the stage. The results are not important. Paying respects to one of the greatest athletes ever is more like a pilgrimage.

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It has been obvious in Oklahoma this week. The gallery has been packed with families, and you can see parents nudging their kids to go toward the rope line to get a better view of Woods as he sizes up a shot. As they try to explain, you can hear little snippets of conversation.

Where do you start? It is easy to forget that winning was part of what made so many of us fall in love with Woods. He can still thread the needle between magic and magic with his irons and putter.

After Woods made a double bogey on the 11th hole, it looked like his tournament would be over before nightfall. He putted like he was in his prime, needing only 7 putts on the last six holes. He hasn't 3-putted yet this week.

He hit a gentle draw into the breeze with a wedge and knew it would hold against the slope.

There is a person named Birdie.

On 16 he flushed a 4-iron from 211 yards, a majestic fade that held its own against the wind, then stopped 3 feet from the pin.

There is a person named Birdie.

It felt like a time machine for a while.

Matt Kuchar said he wasn't sure if he would see him play competitive golf again. I'm so excited that he's healthy, and I'm really excited that he's playing competitively again.

When Woods made his way to the interview room, he grinned as he recounted the difficult shot he hit on 15 to save par. He wants to shoot two good rounds over the weekend to see if he can win. He chuckled when asked if he felt better than he did on Thursday. How was his pain on a scale of 1 to 10?

He said, "Yep."

It seemed like a good answer for Woods.

He feels a little of everything. It is ok if we do too.