Tiger Woods shows the ball to the crowd on the 16th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Nick Wass
July 31, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) Tiger Woods is in contention for his first victory in nearly two years after a 5-under 66 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National.

Woods birdied six of his final 13 holes. The unlikeliest was his final birdie, a 36-footer on his next-to-last hole that he celebrated with a big fist pump. With most of Friday's early starters finished, Woods is tied for second, one shot behind leader David Lingmerth.

Woods is the tournament host and a two-time winner of the event. It is being played for the first time at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

Woods' best finish in eight previous tournaments this year is a tie for 17th. His ranking has fallen to 266th. Two years ago, he was No. 1.

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