Tiger Woods’ query for vital championship No. 16 got off to a severe start on Thursday during a 2019 British Open during Royal Portrush.
The three-time Open champion struggled en track to a 7-over 78 in his opening round, walking off a march T-144 out of 156 players. If Woods has any possibility during creation a weekend cut, he’ll need some of a same sorcery he had when he won a Masters progressing this year.
Woods is behind on a march Friday for his second turn alongside Matt Wallace and Patrick Reed, teeing off during 5:09 a.m. ET. Follow his turn with shot-by-shot updates and research below.
Hole 18 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Fairway steel to finish his week and this one finds a rough. It doesn’t demeanour to be a bad lie, though we hatred to see a week finish like that.
APPROACH SHOT: This one from a severe comes adult usually brief of a immature in a fairway. He’s got copiousness of immature to work with, so an up-and-down standard is in play to finish off a week.
AROUND THE GREEN: For a third time, Tiger has come adult brief of a pin regulating a dabble to get on a green. Just didn’t have a touch.
ON THE GREEN: He had give or take 20 feet left for par, though two-putts from there for spook to finish a unsatisfactory week.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under 70 (6-over overall).
Hole 17 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: The rains have arrived after a pleasing morning, and a usually thing nastier than a continue was Tiger’s tee shot on No. 14. He missed this one large time, anticipating a left rough.
APPROACH SHOT: This one came out purify though a few expletives and an indignant pitch means his second shot was even worse than his first. He missed a immature and will be in some critical difficulty in a rough. That’ll lurch a dreams of creation a cut, folks.
AROUND THE GREEN: His liberation shot to find a immature was good given his lie, anticipating a immature usually inside/around 20 feet. Not bad during all.
ON THE GREEN: Two-putt bogey, and a disappointment has set in.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 17 (5-over overall).
Hole 16 – Par 3
OFF THE TEE: A plain 4-iron finds a immature on a initial hole of Royal Portrush’s shutting stretch, named “Calamity Corner.” He’s got a small some-more than 30 feet from there, definition he’ll substantially can a putt like he twice did progressing in his round.
ON THE GREEN: Tiger lags this one to a feet and taps in for par. Par is a good measure in any other scenario, solely this one.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 16 (4-over overall).
Hole 15 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Grip it. Rip it. Twirl it. Beautiful shot from Tiger with a fairway steel finds a brief grass.
APPROACH SHOT: Another good tee shot blown by an awful approach. He held this complicated and comes adult brief of a immature with a throng from right around 150 yards. Poor effort.
ON THE GREEN: Two-putt standard from a fringe/fairway/whatever we wish to call it. It’s not a spook (yay) though he needs birdies.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 15 (4-over overall).
Hole 14 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Another plain cadence off a tee for Tiger here during No. 14. Fairway. Useful.
APPROACH SHOT: Solid shot here from Tiger. He had a right number, usually left it a small out to a right. He’ll have, we guessed it, 30 feet.
ON THE GREEN: Birdie putt usually slides by and he cleans adult for par. The doorway is shutting quick on a weekend (if it’s not tighten already).
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 14 (4-over overall).
Hole 13 – Par 3
OFF THE TEE: Not a bad pitch here for Tiger, safely on a green, left of a hole. He’ll be a farthest divided of a group, though that hasn’t been an emanate with any of his other birdie putts today.
ON THE GREEN: Nothing to see here. Casual two-putt par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 13 (4-over overall).
Hole 12 – Par 5
OFF THE TEE: Tiger misses a small left here, though it’s left adequate that it’s in a trampled-down weed where a congregation mount and not a waist-high weed backing a fairway.
SECOND SHOT: “No, no, no, no, no,” says Tiger. Wasn’t a terrible lie, though it wasn’t a greatest, either. He found a severe serve adult and to a left. Not too bad from there.
APPROACH SHOT: Tiger held this one flattering purify and finds a green. Wasn’t means to unequivocally conflict a pin or control his speed from a rough. He’ll have inside 20 feet feet for birdie. He’s struggled to measure on standard 5’s, and this one would be huge.
ON THE GREEN: No bones with a birdie putt, blank a small left. Taps it in for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 12 (4-over overall).
Hole 11 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Driver for Tiger and this one usually finds a right rough. Unlucky mangle from a fairway.
APPROACH SHOT: Another good strike from Woods gets this inside 10 feet to set adult another plain birdie chance.
ON THE GREEN: Tiger buries a putt for uninterrupted birdies to make another pierce towards a cut. Those 4 missed chances on a front are unequivocally spiteful now.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 11 (4-over overall).
Hole 10 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Nine holes to go, 5 shots outward a projected cut. Tiger has a good pitch here to start his behind 9 and finds a fairway.
APPROACH SHOT: All 3 players found a immature in dual here during No. 10, with Tiger a closest to a pin. He’ll have inside 20 feet with some left-to-right break.
ON THE GREEN: YAHTZEE! That’s his third birdie putt finished with some critical movement. What a putt.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 10 (5-over overall).
Hole 9 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: 3-iron for Tiger and this one is down a middle. Good shot. Five shots outward a cut and this throng is still roving with a Big Cat like he’s in contention. Patrons have been overwhelming all week.
APPROACH SHOT: Tiger sticks this one inside 10 feet, his best shot of a day (outside of a dual birdie putts). He has to make this or else his weekend chances will strictly be deflated.
ON THE GREEN: Nope. Misses right. That standard stings.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under 35 on a front 9 (6-over overall).
Hole 8 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: TW pulls motorist from a bag here and this one finds a fairway. He desperately needs to rebound behind here if he has any arrange of request of creation a cut (currently during 1-over).
APPROACH SHOT: Another skip to a left for Tiger here. Had a purify lie, usually not a good shot.
AROUND THE GREEN: He didn’t have a good distortion though he strike a illusory liberation shot. A good small bump-and-run chip rolls usually past a crater by a few feet, environment adult a standard save.
ON THE GREEN: Nothing to see here, cleans adult for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 8 (6-over overall)
Hole 7 – Par 5
OFF THE TEE: B-e-a-utiful tee shot here from Tiger. He unequivocally has a small some-more open in his step today. Tiger’s expostulate went 335 yards and he’ll have 260 to a hole. Go time.
APPROACH SHOT: 5-wood here and he pulled it. Hard. Left. “No” and “(expletive)” came out of his mouth right away. That’s a good expostulate for zero now.
THIRD SHOT: He kicks this one from a severe usually brief of a green. Time to hasten to get up-and-down for par.
AROUND THE GREEN: Putter here for Tiger again off a immature and leaves it brief once again. Lot of beef left on a bone there for par.
ON THE GREEN: Tiger misses a 8 footer for standard and taps in for bogey. No. 7 is personification as a easiest hole so distant now and Tiger usually gave adult dual strokes on it. That’s a momentum-killer.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 7 (6-over overall).
Hole 6 – Par 3
OFF THE TEE: 189 yards here on a standard 3 and Tiger is pin-high to a left of a cup. He’ll have a slope to understanding with on a birdie putt, would be astounded if he creates it from there. Then again, he is Tiger, so, who knows.
ON THE GREEN: Of march he creates that one. Perfect pace. Perfect line. Tiger’s not finished yet, folks.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 6 (5-over overall).
Hole 5 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Driveable standard 4 here for a boys and a Big Cat has a Big Stick in his palm for a initial time today. He’s usually off a right side of a fairway, tighten to a green. Might be a wily shot to a pin from there.
AROUND THE GREEN: Tough pin plcae was finished some-more formidable with where Tiger’s tee shot finished up. There was a downhill slope on a immature before a pin, though Tiger was means to wave this shot to a ideal alighting spot. It’s not tighten to a pin, though from there, anything inside 20 feet is good work.
ON THE GREEN: Let’s contend 15 feet for birdie, and Tiger strike his put 14.5 feet. It usually checks adult before a cup. That’s a second missed birdie putt that needed to fall. He could be in a midst of creation a run for a weekend though he’s using out of holes he can measure on. Disappointing par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 5 (6-over overall).
Hole 4 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Another fairway steel and this one cuts down a center of a fairway, catches a shallow and runs to a prosaic partial of a fairway. Perfect spot.
APPROACH SHOT: Center of a immature here from Tiger, about 20-some feet to a right of a pin. Solid pitch there, substantially could have pounded a pin a bit some-more though after yesterday’s round, a green-in-regulation will do usually fine.
ON THE GREEN: Scratch that: 18 feet for birdie. Woods gave this putt some critical gait and unequivocally went after it, though had too most speed for that line. He cleans adult a three-footer for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 4 (6-over overall).
Hole 3 – Par 3
OFF THE TEE: Center of a immature here on a initial standard 3 of a day for Tiger. Nice, protected shot.
ON THE GREEN: From usually outward 30 feet Tiger lags this one within a feet and taps in for par. Not most to contend about that hole. Efficiency during a finest.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 3 (6-over overall).
Hole 2 – Par 5
OFF THE TEE: Fairway steel again off a tee on a standard 5 for Tiger and this one finds a left side of a fairway. Safe and sound.
SECOND SHOT: Hybrid here for Tiger and he misses a green, pin-high left. The immature is elevated, so he’ll have a preference on how to play his third to set adult an up-and-down birdie try to unequivocally jump-start this round.
AROUND THE GREEN: He goes with dabble here and leaves it good short. He didn’t give a putt adequate gait and his turn usually stays adult on a ridge. He’s got 20 feet for birdie.
ON THE GREEN: This one was left a whole approach and now he’s 5 feet past a cup. What looked earnest is now going to have to be a standard save. He cleans adult and translates for par, though that’s a large event missed.
Oh, and fun fact: Jordan Spieth usually took a share of a lead after going birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie. So that’s cool.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 2 (6-over overall).
Hole 1 – Par 4
OFF THE TEE: Well … it can’t be as bad as yesterday, right? British Open second round, let’s go. Fairway steel for Tiger off a tee here on No. 1 and he tugs it a small left in a rough. We’re off.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2019
SECOND SHOT: His distortion from a severe wasn’t too bad as Tiger gets this one out of a thick things and adult on a green. Pretty decent outcome from there and we’ve got a birdie putt on No. 1.
ON THE GREEN: BANG! Inside 30 feet and Tiger plays a large mangle here positively ideal into a bottom of a cup. Tiger puts a marinara on a pasta early here with a birdie on No. 1.
An early Tiger roar. Birdie during 1 #TheOpen
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2019
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 1 (6-over overall).