This put up will probably be up to date gap by gap as Tiger Woods performs his second round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in New York. He is scheduled to tee off from the again 9 at Eight:02 AM ET.
Hole 9: Par four, 482 yards — Birdie
Finishes birdie-birdie. Still, at T100 he wants to maneuver up 40 spots to make the lower (which is presently at +6). While there’s nonetheless plenty of golf left, that means bogeys to be made, it appears unlikely the lower line will shift to +10.
Hole Eight: Par four, 448 yards — Birdie
Birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie! And Fox is prepared him to in some way make the lower, which appears unlikely.
Hole 7: Par three, 184 yards — Par
While Tiger is settling for par, Dustin Johnson did this from 45 toes — and outdoors Woods’ ball:
Hole 6: Par four, 492 yards — Bogey
Can simply by no means get the shot when he wants it. After a pleasant restoration from a tee shot in the tough, Tiger couldn’t get his prolonged par putt to fall. Another bogey. Three extra.
Hole 5: Par 5, 583 yards — Par
In entrance of the inexperienced in two, then took three pictures to get residence from there. Not essentially a microcosm of his round, however emblematic of how issues have gone these previous two days for Tiger: not ok when the alternative offered itself.
Hole four: Par four, 476 yards — Par
Now that he’s a bit extra relaxed, realizing his destiny for this event, Tiger is making it look routine. Five extra holes.
Hole three: Par four, 499 yards — Par
Another good drive. This time he parlayed that right into a routine par, which might be nice if he weren’t operating out of holes. With simply six holes to play and the projected lower at +6, it’s only a matter of taking part in out the string now for Tiger.
Hole 2: Par three, 234 yards — Bogey
Tiger is now 11-over for the event. He’s 7-over on Holes 1 and a pair of. Without these two holes, he’s in the prime 25 and in rivalry. With them, he’s T116 and will probably be firing up Privacy in a couple of hours.
Hole 1: Par four, 411 yards — Double Bogey
Tiger’s issues haven’t come from the tee; it’s his approaches to the inexperienced. On 1, good tee shot, strategy sprays proper and from there it’s a scramble. Pitch from the deep tough goes over, pitch again leaves a prolonged bogey putt and, nicely, double. That makes him 5-over on No. 1 alone. Missing the lower not solely an actual risk, however a probability.
Hole 18: Par four, 490 yards — Bogey
So a lot for uneventful holes. This one began off when his tee shot bounced off a spotter and into the first lower. (It’s debatable that this really might have helped Tiger as the ball might’ve gone deeper into the hay.) Then his second shot landed in a bunker. His escape left him 40 toes for par and that wasn’t occurring, so he takes a bogey on his means out. Two birdies and two bogeys on his first 9 leaves him the place he began at Eight-over. He nonetheless wants to select up strokes on the subsequent 9 if he needs to play the weekend.
Hole 17: Par three, 169 yards — Par
Nothing too thrilling going right here, however that’s OK. Tee to inexperienced, two-putt for par. Onward.
Hole 16: Par 5, 610 yards — Birdie
It’s began to rain in New York, simply as Tiger tees off from the prolonged par 5. His driver didn’t land in a spot the place it was affordable to go for the inexperienced in two, however his second-shot layup put him in a great spot for an up-and-down birdie and he did simply that. Can this give him some extra momentum as he heads towards the flip?
Hole 15: Par four, 420 yards — Par
A cast-iron off the tee regarded like a superb rebound for Tiger, however his second shot discovered a greenside bunker leaving him a sand save for par. He did pull it off although, refusing to overthink a straight-ahead four-foot putt for par.
Hole 14: Par four, 511 yards — Bogey
Tiger took a three-wood off the tee right here and ended up going far sufficient proper that it took a small search to search out the ball. It was situated, however the lie was such that his third shot nonetheless required 150 yards to the gap. There wasn’t something he might do to stand up and down, so he playing cards his first bogey of the day.
Hole 13: Par four, 360 yards — Par
Woods might have conceivably pushed this inexperienced, however he performed it secure with an iron off the tee. His two-putt for par could have appeared routine, however anybody who noticed his disastrous double bogey right here on Thursday is aware of in a different way.
Hole 12: Par four, 476 yards — Par
This one might have gotten away from Tiger after his tee shot went means left into the hay, however it didn’t. He was in a position to scramble and get an up-and-down for a powerful par. Now it’s onto the two holes the place he took back-to-back double bogeys on Thursday.
Hole 11: Par three, 153 yards — Par
Woods left himself 19 toes after his tee shot however was unable to navigate the break for his second birdie to begin the day. Meanwhie, taking part in associate Dustin Johnson birdied this gap for the second straight day to maneuver right into a tie atop the leaderboard at -2.
Hole 10: Par four, 404 yards — Birdie
TGIF? Tiger solely had one birdie on Thursday, however he opens his second round with a birdie. He hit his strategy shot to 3 toes, which helps while you’ve been having issues together with your putter.
Tiger Woods hasn’t performed on the weekend at the U.S. Open since 2010 (!) and he has some critical work to do if he needs that streak to finish. Three disastrous holes throughout Thursday’s first-round caught him with a 78 and he’s presently at +Eight, three pictures on the unsuitable aspect of the lower line. For all the discuss of Tiger being able to compete once more at a significant, it merely didn’t look that means throughout the first round. And as Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports wrote from Shinnecock Hills, the man with three nationwide championships to his identify is operating out of tomorrows if he needs so as to add one other one.