Woods takes the lead at Australian Open

Tiger Woods finished up his second round of the Australian Open in Sydney on Friday in a position he has not been in much over the past two years -- At the top of the leader board.

After carding a five-under par 67, Woods took a one shot lead over Aussie Peter O'Malley; who actually bested Woods for low round of the day, firing an impressive six-under 66 to finish in solo second.

Woods always seems to play well 'Down Under'. His last win against a full field was in 2009 when he won the Australian Masters.

Yes, it's been two years since Woods has won.

For the first time in a long time to many, it looked as though he had control of almost every shot he hit.

Minus taking 30 putts in round two around the Lakes Course.

Many have questioned his move to keep new swing coach Sean Foley around as he had not shown any real improvements on this new swing, until this week.

Woods has said it's getting close, it's getting close. Yet, there was no proof on-course to back those statements up.

For two days now in Australia, it seems there finally is.

Asked about his swing and where he thinks it is now, Woods has this to say after his second round.

“I have way less thought now and more reaction to the target and that’s a very good thing.”

“I was close to what I have now at Augusta, but it still wasn’t there. I have to understand this motion and it’s taken some time to get here.”

Two rounds is great to see the former No. 1 ranked player in the world play well. However, even he knows it's about putting four good rounds together.

Something he has not done in quite a while.

“It comes back,” said Woods. “I’ve been there a few times and understand how to do it and all the things that can happen I’ve experienced a lot of them.”

Now, everyone will look to the next 36 holes to see if he can in fact sustain this 'new swing', and put together four quality rounds of golf and get back to the winners circle.

Something that has eluded him for two years.

Once again, the golfing world's eyes will be fixed on Tiger Woods.

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