After years of using a blade style putter the 42-year-old switched to a mallet style this week. He reiterated that on Friday when he finished his round ranked eighth for round two in the same stat. He arrived on property at 11 a. There is no title sponsor for this year's event, according to the Washington Post, which will be played June 28-July 1 in Potomac, Md. Approach: He curves his approach to the middle of the green about nine yards out. Approach: A superb approach with a lot of backspin puts Tiger in position for another birdie.
He's now T5 with two holes left. Molinari, the winner, finished 10 strokes ahead with a 21-under 259. Approach: Gets it onto the green with some helpful bounces. His approach lands on the green, leaving around 20-feet for a two-putt par. Approach: It's onto the fairway just shy of the green on the right. Approach: Finally on the green with less than two yards to go.
Of course, it could just as easily go the other way on Friday, too. It was nice to feel that. His approach shot lands behind the cup and spins backwards, setting up a great birdie look. Francesco Molinari carded his second consecutive 65 to stand with Abraham Ancer atop the leader board. But it still points to some crucial misses, including 3 on Sunday.
We'll be back tomorrow morning for Tiger's 8:20 a. Tiger secured his one-stroke victory with five birdies against one bogey, despite Hunter Mahan breaking the course record with a final-round 62. It will be over 100 degrees and it will be a long weekend mentally and physically. He'll need that for par. When I did I made a couple of birdies, which was nice, but I have to do a better job of giving myself some more chances.
He just needs to tap it in to maintain his 8-under. Thanks for following along, we'll see you again at The Open at Carnoustie. A good, not great day for Tiger. Despite making just 48 feet, seven inches of putts Thursday — his longest being a birdie from eight feet, 11 inches — Woods said he was dedicated to the change. Woods played in the Bahamas all last week and experimented with several TaylorMade putters. A familiar right fist pump followed a 26-footer for birdie at the par-3 ninth, offsetting a bogey-5 on the previous hole and producing a seventh consecutive one-putt that had Woods within two shots at the turn. Tee shot: A beautiful drive from Tiger puts him in the middle of the fairway.
The group ahead is lagging a bit and he's forced to wait for his second shot. What Francesco did is awesome. It was in Florida the pain reared up again and Spaun figured enough was enough. A little more pace or a little more left and that drops. Final thoughts Tiger's 3-under 32 on the front was exactly what he needed to make a run, but just like yesterday, he stumbled at the turn. Left himself with plenty of tap-in pars. The drivable par-4 played to a 3.
The new putter seems to be working early on. It's looking like another par here. It's going to be hot; it's going to be long grinds. His third shot is just about perfect, sticking right near the cup. He hit 9 of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens.
Tiger couldn't have done any better here, landing the ball behind the cup and spinning it back, just missing the cup. I keep saying that, but it makes a big difference. This won't be three in a row, as Tiger's putt comes to rest around 5 feet from the cup. Tee shot: Tiger tees off to the rough. This round is better than it looks on the scorecard, but there's definitely still putting questions that need to be answered. He missed the cut the previous year.
Approach: Covers the bunker onto the green and he's looking at a four-yard birdie try. Hole 3 - Par 3 Playing 232-yards today, Tiger's tee shot lands and nestles up on the front-edge of the green. After a second shot that went into a hazard up by the green, he walked away with double bogey. Hossler has been brilliant on the greens so far this week No. Follow along for shot-by-shot analysis of his second round.