John Senden, for one, was not surprised in the least.
As for the golf world in general, decide for yourself.
World No. 1 Tiger Woods had started the Deutsche Bank Championship by practically falling down in the blocks, then corrected himself late in the day to climb out of last place in the 99-man field.
All of a sudden, with Woods starting to grasp the nuances of his newly tweaked swing, there's a difference between dead last and a dead man walking.
"The last four or five holes yesterday, he looked great," said Senden, who played with Woods both days. "I knew he'd come out this morning strong out of the box."
He actually kept the little square boxes off his scorecard –- in the PGA Tour scoring computer, those represent bogeys –- for the first time all year Saturday at TPC Boston.
Woods equaled his best score of the year with a 6-under 65 that ensured he will play the rest of the weekend, and helped cement his presence next week in the third stop in the FedEx Cup series.