Tiger Woods struggled with his putter Friday but nonetheless capable for the weekend in San Francisco.
Woods completed his first two rounds at TPC Harding Park at even-par 140 (68-72) to make the PGA Championship’s slash with a stroke to spare.
Woods hit nine fairways Friday, two more than in the to start with spherical, but hit just 11 greens. The putter was the biggest trouble. Woods skipped 3 putts inside 10 toes Friday. A 12-footer for birdie on 16 was the longest putt he designed Friday. He misplaced -1.6 strokes on the greens in the 2nd spherical.
“I drove it great. Missed a several irons on the short side. Did not get up-and-down,” Woods said. “And I truly struggled with getting the velocity of the greens currently. They seemed more rapidly than what they were placing.”
The telecast showed Woods functioning on his stroke just after his spherical. He is eight shots behind 36-hole leader Haotong Li.
This is just Woods’ 2nd start out given that February, but he looked fantastic in his 1st-spherical 68. He wore a sweater all working day but that wasn’t a hindrance to his swing. He averaged 313.5 yards off the tee and was leading in driving distance when he walked off the system.
Woods’ stable ball-striking ongoing Friday. He strike 6 greens on his initially 9 Friday, but failed to make a birdie and shot 2-over 37. Placing problems started off on the first hole, where by he skipped a 7-footer for birdie. He skipped three far more birdie putts from within 15 toes on the front 9.
He manufactured his initially birdie of the working day at the par-5 10th immediately after two-putting from just small of the green.
He played the subsequent 5 holes in 2 above and was on the lower line right before making birdie at the brief par-4 16th.
Woods two-putted the 17th hole from 35 feet prior to hitting the fairway and environmentally friendly on 18 and two-placing for par to clinch his location on the weekend.