Players Championship: Tiger Woods Cards Quadruple Bogey

Players Championship: Tiger Woods Cards Quadruple Bogey

Players Championship: Tiger Woods Cards Quadruple Bogey

Woods is the only player in this week's field who has won the Players Championship when it was played in March (2001) and May (2013).

Woods regrouped to play his remaining 10 holes in two under par and return a 71, but on three under par he was six shots behind surprise clubhouse leader Jim Furyk, the 48-year-old former Ryder Cup captain carding eight birdies in a flawless 64.

That put him just two shots off the lead heading into the tough par-3 No. 17. After the ball landed, it rolled off the back of the green complex into the water, leading Woods to let loose with an expletive as he reached caddie Joe LaCava standing next to his player's bag.

Stat of the day: Tiger lost an nearly unfathomable four (!) strokes to the field on his first two full swings on No. 17 on Friday.

"The stress has to go somewhere if I don't have movement so it's very important for me to keep pliable, or else the stress is going to go somewhere else". So if it does firm up a little bit, even if you're hitting 7-iron into the first, I think it's going to require some really good driving and some really good irons.

In round two on Saturday morning (NZ time), the hole was playing at 146 yards with the pin placement on the mid-left side near the back of the green.

He then went to the drop area, where the distance to the flag was 80 yards. After another wedge finally found the green, he two-putted for a 7.

Woods entered the day tied for 35th place after finishing with a 2-under 70 on Thursday.

"Number-wise and club-wise, it shouldn't be that hard", Woods said. On Friday he used just 30 putts to get around TPC Sawgrass, the same as a day earlier. "I ended up getting back to three, so it was a good fight to get to that point, but as of right now I'm six back, which is definitely doable on this golf course especially with the weather coming in".

But with his neck now pain free, Woods says his putting has also come around as he chases a third Players title, regarded golf's unofficial fifth major, and 81st career PGA Tour win.

Kisner was right with him until running into bunker problems on the par-5 16th that turned a chance at birdie into a bogey, though he wound up with another 68. He has played in four tournaments in 2019, with his best finish being a tie for 10th at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

The 17th hole island green at TPC Sawgrass claimed another victim Friday during the second of The Players Championship. "And that's the tricky part, it's just a wedge and you want to get it somewhere up there where you got a chance to make birdie, but you just can't afford to land it too far up on top".

Woods arrived this week looking to become the first golfer to win three times on Dye's Stadium Course.

The Valspar Championship next week is where he was runner-up previous year.

But in the end, Woods chances may have been handed a death sentence by his play on one hole, one that he'll remember for some time.

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