We took a trip once, a winding route through back-country roads. One of the children created a “chevron system” to measure the depth of a curse. Very steep ones were “8 chevron curves.” This week, I’m thinking that Tiger Woods might be an 8 chevron curve at the event that used to bear his name.

Tiger is comfortable at Sherwood. So comfortable that he made two eagles and five birdies on Friday, plenty to offset the two bogies and the one double that checkered his card. Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi are three strokes back. Kuchar matched Woods’ -5 on day two, while Choi made a mess of the closing stretch (a bogey and a quad on 14 & 15).