Tiger Woods is seeking to construct on a pleasant Thursday.
wasn’t completely thrilled along with his play Thursday at Firestone’s South Course, he is proper on this after a gap 4-under 66. What’s going to he do Friday?
Comply with Woods’ second spherical, shot by shot, beneath…
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Gap No. 11: Par 4, 408 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:18 p.m. ET): He loves this 3-wood and yep, that is a great one down the left aspect of the green. Pin is true, so one other good angle coming in right here. Tiger has form of stalled on this spherical for the time being, might use a pair extra birdies coming in.
Gap No. 10: Par 4, 413 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:07 p.m. ET): One other lovely swing, as Tiger takes 3-wood up the right-center of the green. That might hardly be positioned higher. That leaves him a wedge second with an excellent angle.
APPROACH SHOT (4:12 p.m. ET): Truly a 9-iron from 139 yards, and that is a mistake. This pin was again over a ridge and Tiger received aggressive however flew this 5 yards to lengthy. The ball lands in thick tough simply past the inexperienced and sticks there. This can be a VERY delicate chip upcoming.
AROUND THE GREEN (4:14 p.m. ET): That was fairly. Tiger flops this perhaps 5 ft in entrance of him on the perimeter, and this ball rolls all the way in which to the opening and a pair of ft previous. That ball needed to roll a great 20 ft to get there. That tells you the way troublesome that quick chip was. Stunning contact and ought to be a par.
ON THE GREEN (4:15 p.m. ET): Sure, he thumps it in. Good par after a poor method.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 underneath via 10 (6 underneath total, T-7)
Gap No. 9: Par 4, 507 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:53 p.m. ET): That was poetry. He rips a fade with this driver and this one carries 310 in the precise aspect of the green and bounds perhaps one other 40 yards, ending in the precise fringe of the quick grass. That is past good. On a protracted par 4, this might be driver-wedge now. Nice angle to a left flag, too.
APPROACH SHOT (Four p.m. ET): That is a mediocre end result after an enormous drive. Tiger lands hist pitching wedge some 20-25 ft quick and it spins again a bit of. That’ll be about 30 ft for birdie. Needs to be a innocent par, however that is disappointing after that drive.
ON THE GREEN (4:02 p.m. ET): That putt was by no means on-line however was a great lag to about 2 ft. He faucets in for par and a 2-under 33.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 underneath via 9 (6 underneath total, T-8)
Gap No. 8: Par 4, 493 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:37 p.m. ET): That’s perhaps his worst swing all day. This driver is horrible, as Tiger flails it method proper and yells fore. This finally ends up amongst the folks and bushes and it will in all probability rely upon if he has a gap.
APPROACH SHOT (3:43 p.m. ET): Tiger needed to play a low punch alongside the bottom to get this across the inexperienced, as bushes have been all in his method excessive. Does about in addition to he can right here, as this ball lands in need of the inexperienced, bounds throughout it and seems to complete within the left greenside bunker. Pin is right-middle, so loads of inexperienced to work with. That is a wonderful end result contemplating what he had.
AROUND THE GREEN (3:45 p.m. ET): Tiger really was within the tough above the bunker and had a little bit of an ungainly stance beneath his ft, however he manages very effectively. He lands this some 25 ft in need of the pin and let’s it roll all the way in which inside Three ft of the cup. Needs to be a pleasant par save upcoming.
ON THE GREEN (3:50 p.m. ET): Yep, good par. He must maintain pushing ahead, so essential for him to not make bogey there.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 underneath via 8 (6 underneath total, T-9)
Gap No. 7: Par 3, 219 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:29 p.m. ET): This one is barely left and quick, however a stable shot. That leaves Tiger some 20-25 ft beneath the opening. Needs to be a simple two-putt par.
ON THE GREEN (3:34 p.m. ET): Tiger takes a great run at this one, however it simply curls proper underneath the cup late. One other straightforward two-putt par, although.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 underneath via 7 (6 underneath total, T-8)
Gap No. 6: Par 4, 458 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:17 p.m. ET): One other driver, one other missed fairway. This time, it is a pull that finishes within the left tough. He’ll haven’t any blockage from there and a great angle, however in some unspecified time in the future he must get that driver straightened out.
APPROACH SHOT (3:23 p.m. ET): One other play that risked short-siding in a bunker however seems simply wonderful. Tiger had a pleasant lie however a tree in his direct path on the pin, so he needed to play a slight draw at a proper pin with an 8-iron from 166 yards. This ball hangs a tad proper however simply carries the bunker and finishes about 20 ft proper and past the opening. Good shot, first rate birdie look from there.
ON THE GREEN (3:27 p.m. ET): He had that proper on line however it comes up a foot quick. Good effort, straightforward two-putt par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 underneath via 6 (6 underneath total, T-8)
Gap No. 5: Par 3, 202 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:08 p.m. ET): Tiger appeared to tug this 7-iron and received away with. He really gave this one a one-handed end and leaned left, however the ball lands 10 ft left and past the pin and finishes 15 ft from the cup. If this lands perhaps a pair yards extra left, this ball is short-sided in a bunker. Good break, let’s examine if Tiger takes benefit.
ON THE GREEN (3:12 p.m. ET): And he does! Tiger buries that left-to-right 12-footer and we have three birdies in 4 holes. Once more, lucky off the tee. However the nice ones benefit from good breaks. Tiger is now simply 5 again.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 underneath via 5 (6 underneath total, T-7)
Gap No. 4: Par 4, 464 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:54 p.m. ET): One other driver, and he blocks this one to the precise. This ball lands within the tough and truly takes an enormous hop ahead (it might’ve hit a sprinkler head) and finishes within the tough. Not place A, however he is effectively down there and ought to be wonderful within the tough.
APPROACH SHOT (Three p.m. ET): A pleasant, stable shot from there. Tiger did not have an excellent lie from there and the pin was proper. So he well performs this 8-iron from 155 yards a bit left of the opening. This one finishes left and past the cup, and he’ll have 30-35 ft for birdie.
ON THE GREEN (3:05 p.m. ET): That first putt was mediocre, as he leaves this one about Four ft quick. However he rolls the rest in simply wonderful for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 underneath via 4 (5 underneath total, T-14)
Gap No. 3: Par 4, 424 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:44 p.m. ET): A driving iron right here from TW and it is a magnificence down the precise aspect of the green. It will get some good roll, too. That is splendid and he’ll have a short-iron or wedge in from there with an ideal angle.
APPROACH SHOT (2:47 p.m. ET): From simply 125 yards, Tiger fires this simply quick and proper of the pin, and it spins again a contact however is completely about Eight ft underneath the cup. Nice have a look at back-to-back birdies.
ON THE GREEN (2:52 p.m. ET): Now we’re in enterprise. He simply rolled that proper in. Tiger is a grasp strategist, and it confirmed on this gap. Left himself an ideal angle on the drive, hit the method to a spot that left him a simple putt beneath the opening and completed it off. Again-to-back birdies.
No pars on the cardboard via 3.
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)
August 3, 2018
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 underneath via 3 (5 underneath total, T-13)
Gap No. 2: Par 5, 523 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:26 p.m. ET): That is driver, and he likes it! Tiger finds the precise aspect of the green with this one. He can simply go for this in two. That is good to see after a spherical Day 1 with the motive force (and after back-to-back bogeys courting to his closing holes yesterday).
APPROACH SHOT (2:31 p.m. ET): A 2-iron right here from Tiger from 238 yards uphill and it is a bit left however nice distance management. This ball finally ends up about 35 ft left of the cup pin-high. That will probably be for eagle. Needs to be a bouneback birdie at worst.
ON THE GREEN (2:39 p.m. ET): That was really nearer to 45 ft, and that wasn’t dangerous, as he knocks this a left and lengthy. He has about Three ft left and cleans that up for birdie. Simply what he wanted on the best gap on the golf course.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 2 (Four underneath total, T-22)
Gap No. 1: Par 4, 396 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:10 p.m. ET): A driving iron, and that is no good. Tiger pulls this one and the ball lands within the left tough and will’ve gone into the bunker. If it did not, he could have to face within the bunker with is ball within the tough. That may be a poor opening drive, for positive.
APPROACH SHOT (2:16 p.m. ET): Whereas that was a nasty drive, it is a dangerous break. Tiger’s ball was within the tough, however actually near a bunker. With the sand effectively beneath him on the left, he needed to maintain his ft within the tough, which meant his ft have been near the ball. He was additionally hitting a ball effectively above his ft and at an angle and was pressured to attempt to play an enormous hook from there. He tried the hero shot and he chunked it. The ball got here up 30 yards in need of the inexperienced within the fairway. Not too dangerous in the long run. After he hit it, Tiger needed to bounce down within the bunker due to the power of the strike and his flip in attempting to attract it.
AROUND THE GREEN (2:19 p.m. ET): This was a couple of 50-yard shot for Tiger it regarded like, stable stuff. He lands and stops this about Eight ft beneath the opening. That left for par. That is essential. The lead total is 11 underneath, which implies birdies are out right here once more. An early bogey would do extra hurt than standard.
ON THE GREEN (2:21 p.m. ET): That was only a poor putt. It was at all times low and left. He faucets in, however that is a gap bogey on a day the place birdies are flying. Tiger is now eight again.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over via 1 (Three underneath total, T-23)
TW is on the vary:
– The European Tour (@EuropeanTour)
August 3, 2018
Tiger tees off at 2:10 p.m. ET. This is a glance again at his Thursday whereas we wait.
Tiger Woods had a pleasant opening 66, however he wasn’t 100 % content material…
– Golfweek (@golfweek)
August 2, 2018
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