For two days, Tiger Woods' game has dangled over disaster by a thread that snapped several times, only to be hastily made whole again with deftly-tied knots. Can Woods, like the magician he has proven to be in the past, blend the knots into a straight string of success? That's the daunting challenge as he goes into the weekend at the Players Championship.
Woods' second round Friday was, if nothing else, highly entertaining. His performance also helped erase the lingering image of the way he surrendered a week earlier while missing the cut by eight strokes at the Quail Hollow Championship. The 71 placed on top of an opening-round 70 put Woods nine strokes off Lee Westwood's lead -- but at least he is still in the field. He clearly remains a struggling player figuring out how to survive.