CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The best thing Tiger Woods could contend about his final turn during a Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday was that it was over and that another contest awaits this week.
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Woods unsuccessful to make a birdie in a turn for usually a 11th time as a pro and a initial time given a final turn of a contest during Doral in 2014. A few weeks after that, Woods had a initial of 4 behind surgeries.
There were no behind issues to pronounce of this week during Quail Hollow, usually a frustrating inability to find any comfort on a greens and usually adequate careless shots that he done usually 10 birdies for a week. His final-round 74 was his initial measure over standard in 12 weekend rounds this year.
Aside from his missed cut during a Genesis Open, this will be Woods’ misfortune finish of a year. His prior was a tie for 32nd final month during a Masters. He was tied for 24th during a Farmers Insurance Open, missed a cut during a Genesis, finished 12th during a Honda Classic, tied for second during a Valspar Championship and tied for fifth during a Arnold Palmer Invitational.
“I strike a turn median decent today,” he said. “Hit some good drives that usually finished adult off a fairway, some landed in a fairway, so we wasn’t unhappy with that. Again, usually not putting good and didn’t make a birdie today. we got tighten out.”
For a fourth true day, Woods indispensable some-more than 30 putts in his round, holding 126 for a week. And after attack 15 greens in law on Saturday, he managed usually 10 on Sunday and strike usually 4 fairways. He strike usually 25 of 56 for a week.
As good as Woods is attack a turn off a tee — he averaged 313 yards from a tee — he’s not been accurate adequate to give himself chances to strike it close. And when you’re putting poorly, even attack it tighten is no guarantee.
“A integrate of them . .. (the par-5) 10 was a ideal example, I’m right there behind of a green, easy chip, we leave it where we need to leave it right subsequent a hole and we skip it. we usually didn’t strike good putts, and on tip of that, a ones we did strike well, we didn’t have adequate speed on them.
“It’s usually one of those weeks and I’m on to a subsequent week, that is nice. That’s one of a good things about golf is that once a tournament’s over, you’re on to subsequent week.”
And this week is a PGA Tour’s signature event, a Players Championship during TPC-Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods has not played there given 2015. He won a eventuality in 2013 and in 2001 and was runner-up in 2000. His usually other top-10 was in 2009.
“I consider we need apparently to do some practicing with my putter, work on it usually a small bit,” Woods said. “But we know those greens, we know a putts. You have to strike a turn good there during a TPC. You can’t get divided with attack it poorly. I’ll still be grinding, operative on my pitch and creation certain that’s solid, pushing a turn rightly since that golf march does direct everything.
“It’s not so bad when we skip a greens if we skip them in a scold spots. It’s one of those golf courses where when you’re on, it seems so easy since each one of a balls funnels into a scold spot. If you’re not on, afterwards you’re always in a wrong mark and it’s a really formidable week.”