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WRAP-UP: Tiger Woods makes run at 59 at Bridgestone

Published On: Aug 02 2013 07:39:23 PM CDT
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Tiger Woods made a run at 59, one of the last items missing from his resume.
    
Instead, he had to be content by tying his career best with a 9-under 61 and building a seven-shot lead Friday through 36 holes at the Bridgestone Invitational.
    
Pursuing his eighth victory at Firestone Country Club, Woods opened birdie-eagle. He had two more birdies on the front nine, then had four in a row to start the back nine in light rain.
    
Needing to go only 2 under over his last five holes, he missed birdie putts inside 10 feet at 15 and 17, but saved par on the last with a 25-footer.

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Millions of golf fans might not be able to watch Tiger Woods protect his lead this weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational because of a dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS.
    
Three million Time Warner Cable customers in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Pittsburgh, Denver and Detroit lost access to CBS programming Friday as the cable provider dropped the network in a dispute over fees.
    
Woods shot 61 in the second round of the Bridgestone at Akron, Ohio, to take a seven-shot lead into the final two rounds of the World Golf Championships event.
    
CBS is scheduled to broadcast the final two rounds Saturday and Sunday. Next week, the network is set to show the PGA Championship at Oak Hill in upstate New York.