As Tiger Woods Fades, Charley Hoffman Builds a Five-Stroke Lead

As Tiger Woods Fades, Charley Hoffman Builds a Five-Stroke Lead

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Hoffman hit his share, sending his tee shot far right into the bushes on a sand dune right of the 10th fairway. He took a penalty drop onto a sandy path and wound up with a double bogey that brought a half-dozen players back into the mix.

But not for long.

Hoffman closed with three birdies over his last five holes, including the 18th hole for the second straight day. That put him at 14-under 202.

Justin Rose, an Albany resident, had a 71 and joined the British Open champion Jordan Spieth (72) at nine-under 207.

Francesco Molinari of Italy was another shot behind.

“I got lucky on some tee balls that didn’t find the bushes and stayed in the sandy areas and I was able to sort of…



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