The momentum was officially building for Tiger Woods on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. Three birdies in his first seven holes put Tiger two shots back of the lead as he headed to the famous island green par-3 17th. That’s when things went terribly, terribly wrong for Tiger.
The two-time Players champion has never had a good history at the hole. Over his career, Tiger entered his second round one over par across 68 previous rounds at the Florida layout. Make that five over par through 69 holes after Friday.
We’ll let the video do the talking, but really, the first shot wasn’t that bad. It was just a little long—likely with Tiger fired up after the run of birdies, including one at the previous hole, the par-5 16th hole. All it takes is a little imprecision at Pete Dye’s 17th hole, and it will cost you.
That adventure, and the ensuing quadruple-bogey 7, knocked Tiger all the way down to one under on the leader board (after he was T-8 and two back of the lead). Now, Tiger will be fighting to make the cut, as the cut line is currently one under.
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Here’s how it all looked on ShotTracker. Not good, Bob.