CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Bubba Watson overpowered Quail Hollow and wound up with a perfect day -- he tied a course record with a 30 on the front nine, shot 7-under 65 to share the lead, and doesn't have to play with Tiger Woods.
Retief Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion who thrives on fast greens, had another 68 on Friday to join Watson atop the leaderboard at the Quail Hollow Championship with an 8-under 136.
Woods seized control with a 55-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole and had a two-shot lead for most of the back nine until a sloppy finish, making bogeys on two of the last three holes for a 72 that left him one shot behind.
Bunched up at -7 with Woods are American golfers Zach Johnson, George McNeill and Jim Furyk.
Phil Mickelson was just behind that group at -6 and last year's winner Anthony Kim was at -3, according to scoring on PGATour.com.
The tournament can be watched all weekend on CBS on WBTV Channel 3.
The Associated Press and PGATour.com contributed to this report.