WINDERMERE, Fla. -- The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.
Reed, playing alongside Woods at Isleworth, was 8 under through 10 holes and wound up with a 9-under 63 in the second round, which was delayed 90 minutes by heavy rain. Jordan Spieth elected not to finish his round in darkness, mainly because he had a tough chip short of the 18th green and couldn't see the flag from 30 feet away. He finished the round on Saturday to complete his 5-under 67 and maintain a two-shot lead.
Spieth was at 11 under, two shots ahead of Henrik Stenson, who had a 68.
Reed was another shot back, along with Justin Rose.
He became the third player this year to shoot a 63 while playing with Woods.
"I never played with Tiger before, besides a practice round at the British," Reed said. "It was good to finally be able to play with him, especially in competition. It was a lot of fun. We had a good time. I felt like we enjoyed ourselves out there, and luckily I played well."
Woods was better than his opening 77, but finished with a double-bogey for a 70. He remained in last place, 14 shots behind Spieth.
The best golf in the group came from Reed, who grew up trying to pattern his game after Woods, even down to the wardrobe. He always wears black trousers and a red shirt on Sunday, the ensemble Woods has made famous on his way to 79 PGA Tour wins and 14 majors. Every now and then, Reed likes to wear black and red on Friday.
This was a good time for that.
Reed wasn't even sure he would be in the tournament until Jim Furyk withdrew last week. And if there was ever a time to get excited about opening with a 73, this would be the occasion. It meant Reed would be paired with Woods, in the first group out.
Reed opened with three straight birdies. He rolled in a 40-foot eagle putt on the seventh, and he went out in 29 after making a 15-foot birdie putt at No. 9.
After his 7-foot birdie putt at No. 10, Reed even began "thinking in the 50s," though that ended quickly. With a sand wedge from the rough, his ball came back off a hill behind the 12th green with so much steam that Reed begged it to "hit the microphone." That would have been the only thing to keep it from rolling into the water, and it missed. He made bogey.
Rory McIlroy shot a 63 with Woods in the opening round at Dubai this year (Woods shot 68). Spieth played with Woods at Torrey Pines and shot 63 on the North Course (Woods shot a 71).
Spieth won by six shots last week in the Australian Open. Stenson won the World Tour Championship in Dubai the week before.
Stenson had the lead after his sixth birdie, at No. 13. But he made bogeys on the 15th and 16th and had to settle for his 68.
"You're not winning anything on Friday," he said. "We're still at the races."
And that's what the final hour resembled -- a race.
With the rain delay, it was a push for everyone to finish.
Spieth figured the horn would have sounded when he was on the 16th hole in a regular tournament. They pressed on, but when his approach to the 18th came up just short, caddie Michael Greller talked him out of playing a delicate chip into the grain with a muddy lie.
"It was a good idea to hit that pitch tomorrow," Spieth said.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.