Jim Furyk played his best round at The Players Championship the one year he wasn’t even expecting to be here.

Among the last players in the field, Furyk played bogey-free on Friday for an 8-under 64, his lowest score in 80 rounds that span 25 years at the TPC Sawgrass. It gave him a one-shot lead over Kevin Kisner and Jason Day among the early starters in the second round.

Tiger Woods also did something he hadn’t done in his 18 appearances in this event: Woods hit two balls in the water on the island-green 17th, making a quadruple bogey that dropped him to a 71.

Jim Furyk hits his second shot off the 16th fairway during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Jim Furyk hits his second shot off the 16th fairway during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Furyk wasn’t eligible for The Players when the Ryder Cup ended. He played well enough since then to narrowly earn a spot.

Tiger Woods holds up his golf ball after putting out on the 14th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Tiger Woods holds up his golf ball after putting out on the 14th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Kevin Kisner hits out of the sand on the 16th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Kevin Kisner hits out of the sand on the 16th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Tommy Fleetwood yells as he misses a birdie putt on the fifth green during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Tommy Fleetwood yells as he misses a birdie putt on the fifth green during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Jim Furyk holds up his ball after putting out on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Jim Furyk holds up his ball after putting out on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Jordan Spieth blasts from the trap on the eighth hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Jordan Spieth blasts from the trap on the eighth hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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