Bill Haas wanted to atone for the way he finished his opening round. He did that and more Friday and was tied for the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
That sure wasn't the case for Tiger Woods.
One shot out of the lead with three holes to play, Woods closed with three sloppy bogeys to fall four shots behind going into the weekend. That makes the chore a little more difficult in his bid to defend his title at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., and return to No. 1 in the world.
"The good news is we've got 36 holes to go," Woods said. "We've got a long way to go. And certainly four shots can be made up."
Haas not only kept bogeys off his card, his longest putt for par was no more than 4 feet in a clean round of 6-under 66. He was tied with Justin Rose, who was poised to take the outright lead until he was fooled by the speed of the greens after late afternoon showers and finished with a three-putt bogey for a 70.
They were at 9-under 135, one shot ahead of John Huh, who had a 69.
Woods hit the ball better in the second round and had to settle for a higher score, all because of his finish.
He had about 210 yards from a fairway bunker on the par-5 16th and caught it heavy, slamming the sand with the back of his club even before the ball took one hop and tumbled into the creek short of the green. He pitched up to 25 feet and took bogey. Then, he turned over his tee shot on the 17th and wound up in the rough well
Woods followed that with a tee shot into the right rough that forced him to play short of the water, and he hit a poor chip to about 30 feet. He missed that for a 70.
Phil Mickelson (79) four-putted from 5 feet on the 13th hole for triple bogey and whatever hopes he had of making the cut ended when his tee shot sailed left on No. 9 and went out of bounds.
LPGA Tour: Spain's Beatriz Recari shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to take the lead after two rounds in the Kia Classic in Carlsbad. Her two-round total of 8-under 136 gave her a one-stroke lead over Pleasanton's Paula Creamer (68) and Karrie Webb (70). Top-ranked Stacy Lewis carded her second straight 70 and was four strokes off the lead.
Champions Tour: Hal Sutton, Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin and Roger Chapman shot 3-under 69 in light rain to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Saucier.