Published: Jan 27, 2012 8:45 PM EST
Updated: Jan 28, 2012 7:31 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Tiger Woods moved into contention in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship with a 3-under 69 Friday.

He had three birdies over five holes to finish two shots behind surprise leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.

Woods, who was three shots back after the first round, finished with a two-round total of 139. He started slowly, but made three birdies on the back nine. He dropped a shot on the 16th after an errant drive landed in deep rough.

Olesen (67) has a one-shot lead over three players including 18-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero (65). Woods is another shot back with six other players including Rory McIlroy (72).