DUBLIN, Ohio – All looked good in a universe of Tiger Woods in Friday’s second turn of a Memorial during Muirfield Village.
And afterwards it didn’t.
All it took was one bad 5-wood from a center of a fairway during a 15th hole.
In reduction than 10 minutes, Woods went from removing within distinguished operation of a leaders to digging himself a vast hole he’ll have to stand in Saturday’s third turn of a contest he’s won a record 5 times.
When his day he called a “mixed bag” was over, Woods sealed for an even-par 72 and stood during 2 underneath for a tournament, 7 shots out of a lead set by a trifecta of Troy Merritt (66), H.K. Lee (67) and Martin Kaymer (68). Jordan Spieth was one behind after a 70 and a vast organisation dual behind was headlined by Rickie Fowler (68) and Adam Scott (66).
Wood was 4 underneath and in a center of a fairway during a par-5 15th when a sight mutilate occurred. Licking his chops with only 238 yards to a front of a immature and 256 yards to a hole, Woods pulled his 5-wood left and was faced with a cryptic chip out of low severe on a high mountain 30 yards from a hole.
He indispensable 3 chips to strech a immature and afterwards horseshoed his spook putt from 5 feet. Just like that, he incited a intensity eagle and a certain birdie into a double-bogey 7.
“The second shot, by far,” Woods pronounced when asked that shot on a hole unhappy him a most. “I could strike that turn 50 yards right of a dwindle and be fine. Anything inbounds right of a dwindle we have a possibility to make birdie. we only can’t means to skip it left where that dwindle is. And we did.”
As he walked adult to a green, Woods simulated to try and mangle a missile of a 5-wood over his right knee on 3 occasions.
He collected himself, though a initial chip was scarcely impossible.
“The approach it was sitting we couldn’t play a wave shot. we suspicion we competence sniff it. we was perplexing to strike it in a severe brief and have it (bounce) over a immature nearby a fort and afterwards representation behind adult and make par,” Woods said. “I wasn’t perplexing to strike a turn on a green. we was perplexing to his strike it past a dwindle and didn’t do it.”
On a second chip, a distortion was once again difficult, and he didn’t strech a green. He parred in from there, with his final chip of a day, on a 18 th hole, entrance adult only brief of descending for a birdie.
“I’m going to have to,” go low on a weekend, Woods said. “Seems like everybody is bunched together. we only need a turn like what (Justin Rose) played today. He done 6 true 3s on a front nine. we only need to get something going in a front 9 where a pins are unequivocally gettable.”
Rose, who was once 4 over early in a second round, shot 63 and is 3 in behind of a leaders. In his final 14 holes, he done dual eagles and 6 birdies. Meanwhile, Woods done only 3 birdies and had to quarrel off a day of a lefts. He missed left with tee shots on a first, second, fifth and sixth holes.
“Predominantly my skip currently was left. And yesterday it was right. Hopefully my misses tomorrow will be true during it,” pronounced Woods, who strike balls on a operation for 20 mins after a round. “Just a approach it was. we only unequivocally wasn’t means to feel as gentle as I’d like. But we was attack it flush. It unequivocally isn’t that most that’s unequivocally that wrong.
“It only was kind of a churned bag. we didn’t unequivocally get anything going today. we was only kind of plugging along, we only wasn’t means to get anything unequivocally going. All of us were examination Rosie get things going on a front nine. we only wasn’t means to make anything occur today.”
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