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Tiger Woods birdies two holes early in 2nd round of US Open

Tiger Woods is trying to bounce back from a three-over par 74 in Thursday's 1st round of the US Open.

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Tiger Woods tees off on the 14th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links during the 2nd round of the US Open on Friday.

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Tiger Woods has made his first birdie at the U.S. Open without even using his putter, chipping in on the 11th hole at Pebble Beach to stay well in the mix in the second round.

Starting on the back nine Friday, Woods left his approach shot short on the par-4 11th, but chipped the ball up and in for the first birdie of the tournament.

He made another birdie on the par-5 14th after hitting his approach to six feet.

He sandwiched a bogey between those and stood at 2-over par for the tournament as he headed for the turn.

Nobody was pulling away from him on a cloudy, breezy morning.

Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe became the first player to reach 4 under, but gave one shot back and had the lead at 3 under through seven holes. He led Graeme McDowell and Shaun Micheel by one.

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