Woods positions himself for weekend charge

Updated: March 24, 2012

Tiger Woods set himself up for a real shot at his first PGA Tour win in over two years by grabbing a share of the lead after the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday.

Woods, who shot a bogey-free round of 65, and South Korean Charlie Wi reached the halfway point level at ten-under par, a stroke ahead of Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and in-form American Jason Dufner.

Former world number one Woods has not won on the Tour since his victory in the BMW Championship in September, 2009, but has already racked up six titles on the Bay Hill course.

On the European Tour, Wales’ Phillip Price took a one-shot lead in the weather-battered second round of the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco.

Young Italian Matteo Manassero is well placed at 5 under to make a challenge over the weekend. A win for the 18 year old will see him qualify for the Masters in 2 weeks.