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      Tiger flirts with 59- owns 7 shot lead

      Tiger Woods (file photo)


      AKRON, Ohio (AP) - 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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