After a 3 week break following his return to the Masters, Tiger Woods was again on the course Thursday afternoon on the Wells Fargo Championship.
The 14-time main champion shot even par in a spherical that ought to’ve regarded a lot better on the scorecard. Tiger hit 13 greens in regulation, however managed simply three birdies.
Woods final performed within the Wells Fargo Championship in 2012. He has performed the match six occasions, profitable in 2007. He has missed the minimize in his final two appearances – in 2010 and 2012.
Woods tees off at 7:40 a.m. ET on the back-nine first alongside Brooks Koepka and Masters champ Patrick Reed. Follow alongside as we observe his efficiency hole-by-hole all through the day:
Thoughts on the flip
Here we go once more. Tiger’s enjoying higher than his rating, however identical to his front-nine yesterday, he is left a handful of birdies on the course. Tiger’s hit 7-of-9 greens in regulation and he is Four-7 hitting fairways, however he has 18 putts by means of 9 holes. His iron play has been phenomenal, however he is lacking putts that he ought to make. If the putts inside 10-feet do not begin falling, he could possibly be heading residence early. The present projected minimize line is 2-over par, which is the place Tiger finds himself on the leaderboard.
Hole 18 – Par Four
Tiger cranked a Three-wood off the tee proper down the center of the green, however the story of his spherical to date has been his incapacity to make the most of nice drives. His method was nearly excellent, nestling Eight-feet from the outlet for one more nice birdie look. He misses left for one more tap-in par and missed alternative. He’ll make the flip to the front-nine 2-over.
Leaderboard replace: John Peterson is the lone chief at 5-under par, adopted by Peter Malnati and Tyrrell Hatton at Four-under.
Hole 17 – Par Three
Not an incredible shot off the tee, however his miss was secure from the water. His chip is kind of helpful, organising a tap-in par. Still 2-over by means of eight.
Hole 16 – Par Four
Known as “The Green Mile” as a result of issue and size, Quail Hollow’s remaining three holes on the back-nine are fairly the take a look at. Tiger’s performed No. 16 Three-over in 21 profession rounds, and though his drive caught the left tough, he is acquired a good have a look at the inexperienced. His method landed a methods from the cup, organising a two-putt par. Still 2-over by means of seven.
Hole 15 – Par 5
Tiger desperately wants a birdie right here to get on observe. He’s did not make the most of the par 5’s, however by the appears of his membership twirl on No. 15, he is proud of is drive: completely down the center of the green. His method shot finds the green-side bunker, however he is acquired loads of inexperienced to work with and his sport out of the sand has been robust this season. Not an incredible effort right here, although. It’s nonetheless a birdie likelihood, however he is acquired lots of inexperienced to cowl. Two-putt par, as soon as once more. 2-over by means of six. On to “The Green Mile.”
While Tiger and Brooks Koepka struggled to transform, Patrick Reed was chipping in for eagle:
Hole 14 – Par Four
Tiger goes Three-wood once more on No. 14 immediately, and the consequence off the tee is identical: bunker. He had a troublesome out, leaving for a prolonged birdie putt. Tiger gave it a experience but it surely missed low and left. His par putt misses about an inch left. Bogey it’s. 2-over by means of 5.
You’d assume a gaggle stuffed with main winners would have a bit extra pleasure, but it surely’s been a fairly boring displaying to this point.
Hole 13 – Par Three
Tiger’s feeling it with his irons. He went proper for the flag and has one other nice have a look at birdie. These putts have to start out falling a while! Just not this time. He misses by just a few inches and faucets in for one more disappointing par. 1-over by means of 4.
Hole 12 – Par Four
Just like yesterday, Tiger rips a stinger proper down the center of the green. His method shot is b-e-a-utiful as effectively, leaving for a superb have a look at birdie to get again on observe. The putt by no means had an opportunity, Tiger left it quick, and identical to yesterday, he leaves an incredible birdie likelihood on the desk with a two-putt par. 1-over by means of three.
Leaderboard replace: John Petersoon took the lead late on Thursday, capturing a 6-under 65. Keith Mitchell sits in second at 5-under, adopted by Johnson Wagner, Peter Malnati and Tyrrell Hatton T3 at Four-under.
Hole 11 – Par Four
Tiger pured a Three-wood proper down the green. Great tee shot after a disappointing opening gap. His method shot was superbly spun again, till it caught a slope close to the entrance of the inexperienced. The ball trickled down, leaving a tough look to get up-and-down. His chip comes up quick, leaving a save for par. The frustration is displaying early because the par putt misses, leaving a tap-in bogey. A wasted drive leads Tiger to 1-over by means of two.
Hole 10 – Par 5
Starting off on a par-5 with an opportunity a birdie could possibly be an incredible jolt for Tiger’s spherical. His drive off the tee leaked into the tough, organising for a second shot on the inexperienced that discovered its manner into the green-side bunker. His out wasn’t nice, however arrange a have a look at birdie. The putt missed low and proper, organising a par that ought to’ve been a birdie to start out the spherical. Even after one.