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Eyeing 1st win in nearly 2 years, Woods is in contention at Quicken Loans National after a 66

  • Tiger Woods hits from the sixth fairway during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Tiger Woods hits from the sixth fairway during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, watches his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, watches his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, reacts to a birdie putt on the first hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, reacts to a birdie putt on the first hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods is in contention for his first victory in nearly two years after a 5-under 66 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National.

Woods birdied six of his final 13 holes. The unlikeliest was his final birdie, a 36-footer on his next-to-last hole that he celebrated with a big fist pump. With most of Friday's early starters finished, Woods is tied for second, one shot behind leader David Lingmerth.

Woods is the tournament host and a two-time winner of the event. It is being played for the first time at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

Woods' best finish in eight previous tournaments this year is a tie for 17th. His ranking has fallen to 266th. Two years ago, he was No. 1.