Tiger Woods builds four-shot lead

Jan. 25, 2008 at 9:27 PM   |   Comments

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods made an emphatic statement in his 2008 debut tournament Friday, seizing a four-shot lead at the midway point of the Buick Invitational.

Seeking his fourth straight win at this event and his sixth overall, Woods fired a 7-under 65 on the Torrey Pines North Course for a 36-hole total of 12-under 132.

The world's top-ranked player has not bogeyed a hole this week.

Woods' closest competitor is Kevin Streelman, who is playing in only his seventh PGA Tour event. Streelman made it successfully through this year's qualifying tournament and he barely avoided disqualification this week when he showed up for his Thursday tee time with only minutes to spare.

Streelman shot a 69 Friday for a 136 total and will be paired with Woods for Saturday's third round.

"I don't know if it's really set in yet," Streelman said. "I'm really looking forward to it, to be honest. It's still just me and the golf course."

Stewart Cink was alone in third at 137 while Aaron Baddeley, Boo Weekley and rookie Brad Adamonis shared fourth at 138.

Phil Mickelson, making his first appearance of the season, was tied for 40th at 143.

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