Tiger victim of another false start

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:29 PM ET

AUGUSTA — In this season of Tiger’s discontent Friday’s supposed breakthrough turned into just another false start.

At times this year, Tiger Woods has looked as if he’s about to round into form. Friday’s round, when he made seven birdies in his final 11 holes, was one of those times.

Come Saturday, though, all the old symptoms returned. Woods struck the ball reasonably well, but his short game and especially his putting, were woeful.

I hit the ball well all day,” said Woods who ended up shooting 74. He’s seven back of Rory McIlroy, tied for ninth.

“That wasn’t the problem. I just made nothing. You take away the two three-putts there, the two unforced errors there and then make a few, it should have been a pretty good round.”

Though he says he can still win, not many people are buying it. Even he, in fact, sounds like he is having trouble actually saying the words.

“I’m going to have to put together a good front nine and see what happens,” he said.


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