Woods was representing Albany against Lake Nona, Isleworth and Queenwood in the annual star-studded four-club challenge.
The former world No 1 was back eight days after pulling out after 11 holes of his final round in the Cadillac Championship with an achilles tendon strain.
'I did the smart thing and prudent thing this time, hence I'm back in a week,' he said. 'I've done it before and played through not just pain, but injury and set myself back quite a bit. That's what I did last year and missed two major championships because of it.
'I want to be ready for Augusta (the US Masters starts two weeks on Thursday). I have to do the right thing. Unfortunately there are times when I've played when I probably shouldn't have and it's cost me.'
Woods and Rose opened with two birdies, had four more in five holes to turn in 30 and reached 10 under in the round 2 before neither could par the 16th.
Isleworth were the early leaders, Sean O'Hair and Bo Van Pelt being 12 under par 59 with two to play in the six-a-side competition, which concludes with singles matches on Tuesday.
The results in 4 ball competition:
Under 26 - Isleworth (Van Pelt/O'Hair 59, Watson/Howell 63, Chopra/Allenby 68),
Under 23 - Lake Nona (63 Curtis/Hanson, 63 Fisher/Goosen, 66 Woodland/McDowell),
Under 23 - Albany (63 Woods/Rose, 64 Clark/Els, 66 Poulter/Immelman),
Under 17 - Queenwood (65 Kjeldsen/McGinley, 66 Scott/Bjorn, 68 Howell/Lewis)
Thursday, March 22, 2012