It all comes down to the putter.
Tiger Woods struggled mightily on the greens during a second-round 2-over 72 at TPC Harding Park at the PGA Championship. He took 31 putts, and the longest one he holed was 10 feet for a birdie on No. 10.
“They looked faster than what they were putting,” Woods said after Friday’s round.
Aside from that, Woods has looked confident in his swing and in his game. He’ll start the third round at even par, eight shots off Haotong Li’s lead, and with his work cut out for him on the weekend.
We’re tracking his round, shot by shot, so keep up below.
No. 3 – Par 3
Pin high, good. Clearly Tiger looked that one, and he should. Another opportunity coming.
No. 2 – Par 4
Tiger’s drive at the second is perfect. Rides right up the left side of the fairway. Despite a groan there out of Tiger, the approach is very workable. It’s directly at the hole, on the right side of the green. Another birdie look.
Well, the speed continues to be an issue. That one was well short, but he walks away with par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (Even overall)
No. 1 – Par 4
Not an ideal start. Tiger pulls it left, signaling to the spotters with an out-stretched arm, and it bounces outside the ropes.
After a short conversation with caddie Joe LaCava, Tiger hit a smooth approach but stayed on the front of the green – no bounce. He’s clearly disappointed with that placement.
Very. Good. Effort. Tiger. He runs the birdie putt right up next to the hole, a casual tap-in for par. He’s already looking looser on the greens than he did at any point on Friday.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (Even overall)
Tiger has arrived. Check out some practice-range action.