Padraig harrington didn’t own it on Friday at Torrey Pines.
For just the sixth time in his career Woods completed his first 36 holes of a tournament without making a birdie or better on a par five.
And it’s really even worse than that when you think about his history at Torrey Pines.
How come Tiger struggling? Woods was -135 for par-5s on his first 13 visits to Torrey Pines. He’s +1 on par-5s thru 36 holes this week.
— Jamie Kennedy (@jamieonsport) January 24, 2014
Oh and it gets even worse! According to Bob Harig Woods was 9 under on the par fives through two rounds this past year when that he won as of this tournament. In 2010 he’s one over.
When asked about his game that he declined the culprit the time off.
“I wouldn’t say it’s rusty, ” said Woods. “It was just a fraction off. At this level and on golf courses like this, if you’re just a fraction off it doesn’t take much, especially as tight as that North course is. “
Woods just could not get anything going and closed with a negative bogey to obtain in the clubhouse through the halfway mark of the tournament at 1 under.
I think Woods, who trails playing partner Jordan Spieth by nine shots, is too far back once again to make a run, especially considering that the final two rounds will be played on the south course where in fact the scoring average is hovering around 2 over.
Woods has made a mini-career out of proving people wrong at Torrey Pines (he can’t win three straight! He cannot win four straight! He can’t win on a broken leg! ) but I think overcoming this deficit, with 50 golfers in front of him, is a bit a lot to ask.
Woods blew his chance to throw himself into the mix on Friday and that he knows it.
Here’s a look at your second-day leaderboard and what sort of few of the other stars did:
1 ) Jordan Spieth: -10
– Stewart Cink: -9
3. Nicolas Colsaerts: -8
T4. Marc Leishman: -7
T4. Billy Horschel: -7
And all of those other stars…
Jordan Spieth (Round 2: 9 under, Tournament: 10 under, 1st)
- Held one 36-hole lead previously (2013 AT&T National) and finished sixth.
Jason Day (Round 2: 1 over, Tournament: 5 under, T11)
- Exemplified the difference between your north course (where that he shot 66 on Thursday) and the south course (where that he shot 73 on Friday). You’ll see far more of the latter on Saturday and Sunday.
Keegan Bradley (Round 2: E, Tournament: 3 under, T22)
- Part of friends with Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker that all shot 72s on the south course. Bradley’s was quiet, though
Phil Mickelson (Round 2: 1 over, Tournament: 2 under, T32)
- Five bogeys, four birdies, lots of breathtaking pars like this one:
Just your normal Mickelsonian walk in the park. “I can’t stand bogeying the last hole, ” said Mickelson to Golf Channel after his round.
He also said he was “torn on the best plan of action” regarding his balky back on the week-end. I wouldn’t be astonished to see him withdraw on Saturday.
Bubba Watson (Round 2: 1 over, Tournament: 1 under, T50)
- Watson made two double bogeys whilst still being somehow only shot a 73. That he was flirting with the cut line for most of the day.
Padraig harrington (Round 2: 1 under, Tournament: 1 under, T50)- He’ll need certainly to shoot a couple of 66s on an US Open-like south course to truly have a chance. Not happening.
Hunter Mahan (Round 2: E, Tournament: E, T65)- Mahan’s 72 was even quieter than Bradley’s. He had one birdie, one bogey, and 16 pars.
Brandt Snedeker (Round 1: 5 over, Tournament: 5 over, CUT)
- Bad outing from Snedeker especially after his T2 at this tournament last season. He’ll be watching from home this weekend.
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