The Players Championship: Tiger Woods regroups in Round 2 after quadruple bogey

first_img“Other than 17, I really haven’t done a whole lot wrong,” Woods said afterward (via The Golf Channel).Oh, but 17.Woods, who started his round on the 10th hole, was 3 under for the day and had climbed to 13th place at minus-5 for the tournament when he arrived at the par-3 17th.That’s when disaster struck.Golf is hard.Tiger Woods puts two in the water on No. 17. 💦— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019With the hole playing 146 yards, Woods’ tee shot to the famous island landed deep and left, trickling off the back of the green into the water. With the choice of re-teeing or moving to the drop zone, Woods opted for the drop zone and again hit the ball too far as it bounded off the back of the green.”The second wedge (from the drop zone) didn’t really surprise me, it was too flat,” he said. “The first one I hit (off the tee) surprised me.”After finally holding the green with his second shot from the drop zone, Woods missed a 20-footer for triple bogey.That left him with the weekend duffer’s lament: one bad hole. Woods played the other 17 in 5 under.The quadruple bogey took him from 3 under to 1 over for the second round and needing to forget what just happened.”I was pretty ticked,” he said. “I was bound and determined to get it all back.” You can’t win a tournament on Friday, but you sure can lose one, the PGA Tour cliche goes.While it’s too early to say Tiger Woods is toast at The Players Championship, a quadruple-bogey 7 on TPC Sawgrass’ signature par-3 17th hole with the island green undid an otherwise blemish-free card Friday and left him wondering what might’ve been. Words I hope to never type again: two-putt quad. Tiger back to +1 today and -1 overall. I’m gonna need a moment.— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) March 15, 2019He didn’t quite do that, but he righted the day on his second nine, with two birdies and the rest pars, to get back to red numbers for the day and 3 under for the tournament with two rounds to play.The club twirl gave it away. 😍Nearly perfect, @TigerWoods.#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019That moved him well within the projected cut line at 1 under when he finished in the early afternoon. and left him six shots back of the clubhouse leader among Friday’s early starters, Jim Furyk, who was at 9 under through 36 holes.That’s hardly insurmountable (“Anyone who makes the cut has a chance,” Woods said), but it offers another chance to play “what if …” as even just a bogey at No. 17 would’ve left him three shots back and tied for 10th heading to the weekend instead of T-26th at minus-3.last_img

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