Tiger Woods found trouble Friday at Riviera Country Club, posting a 5-over 76 to comfortably miss the cut at the Genesis Open.
It was a disappointing round that included eight bogeys. Woods will be back in action next week at the Honda Classic.
We followed Woods’ second round shot by shot. Take a look back on how his day went wrong:
Hole No. 18: Par 4, 472 yards
OFF THE TEE (7:57 p.m. ET): Well Tiger crushes a driver down the fairway here. Where has that been all day???? Anyway, he can finish strong here to miss the cut by three or whatever.
SECOND SHOT (8:03 p.m. ET): With a pitching wedge, Tiger knocks that one in to about 10 feet. A good approach to finish. Let’s close with a birdie, Tiger.
ON THE GREEN (8:09 p.m. ET): Tiger’s final putt just creeps over the left edge. That’s a par and a 76.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 5-over 76 (T-116)
Hole No. 17: Par 5, 597 yards
OFF THE TEE (7:40 p.m. ET): Tiger with a driver, it actually goes right. It looks like he’s in the fairway bunker. Almost certainly a lay up here.
SECOND SHOT (7:44 p.m. ET): He indeed had to lay up and well back, too. He’s going to have 150+ for his third.
THIRD SHOT (7:47 p.m. ET): It’s 176 yards, and Tiger flails that one out right. The ball finds the back of the green, but that has to be 50 feet left for birdie.
ON THE GREEN (7:50 p.m. ET): From 58 feet … Tiger lags that one up nicely. He cleans up the remainder. Par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 over thru 17 (T-117)
Hole No. 16: Par 3, 163 yards
OFF THE TEE (7:27 p.m. ET): Tiger goes 7-iron off the tee, and it’s a nice strike. It looks like he’ll have about 15 feet left for birdie. That is a must-make if he has any hope of reaching the weekend.
ON THE GREEN (7:37 p.m. ET): That 17-footer for birdie … he hammers it through the break. It misses left and runs some 5 feet by. His comebacker also misses left and that’s another three-putt. Another bogey. We think we can say Tiger’s chances to make the cut are officially dead.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 over thru 16 (T-118)
Hole No. 15: Par 4, 479 yards
OFF THE TEE (7:14 p.m. ET): Tiger takes out driver and guess what … a miss left! This one is significantly left, and we’ll see what he has from there.
APPROACH SHOT (7:17 p.m. ET): Tiger had 193 yards and did end up having a path to the green. But he misses in the rough left of a green with a left pin. Tiger’s course management has been horrible today. He faces another short-sided short game shot.
AROUND THE GREEN (7:21 p.m. ET): Well, it wasn’t that tough a shot, but Tiger plays a brilliant one to tap-in range. He’ll save par. But he needed this earlier, as pars aren’t going to do him much good at this point.
ON THE GREEN (7:24 p.m. ET): That was maybe more like 3 feet, but Tiger rattles it in just fine. That’s a par. The cut has moved to +2. So Tiger can now play his final three in 3 under and possibly make the weekend. But that’s a huge ask.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over thru 15 (T-108)
Hole No. 14: Par 3, 180 yards
OFF THE TEE (7:02 p.m. ET): Tiger’s 6-iron hangs right and comes up short in the bunker. He’s short-sided again. He pretty much has to play his final five holes in 4 under to have a chance to make the cut. So yeah, his odds of moving on to Saturday are not looking good.
AROUND THE GREEN (7:05 p.m. ET): From a slight downslope at the front of the bunker, Tiger actually splashes a beauty that ends up inside 5 feet.
ON THE GREEN (7:07 p.m. ET): This one started left, but it turned back in to the left side of the cup. Tiger saves par. But he still needs to birdie his final four holes if he wants to make the cut.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over thru 14 (T-108)
Hole No. 13: Par 4, 495 yards
OFF THE TEE (6:47 p.m. ET): Tiger hits a horrid shot that actually hits a tree left and luckily bounces back onto the left edge of the fairway. But he’ll have a long way for his second shot.
APPROACH SHOT (6:50 p.m. ET): He had 231 yards on this one, and tried to play a big draw and over-hooked it. This misses the green left and he’ll have little green to work with.
AROUND THE GREEN (6:53 p.m. ET): Yep, he had nothing there. He played that about 15 feet past the hole. That left for par to avoid moving to 5 over overall.
ON THE GREEN (6:55 p.m. ET): A good putt that doesn’t drop. It hangs and hangs left and just misses left. That’s a third straight bogey. He’s now +45 overall and four off the cutline.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over thru 13 (T-109)
Hole No. 12: Par 4, 495 yards
OFF THE TEE (6:27 p.m. ET): Tiger. Driver. Left. Same old story, as he finishes in the rough. He’ll probably have to fight to make par here.
APPROACH SHOT (6:32 p.m. ET): That was not a good lie, but Tiger takes a mighty hack (with a classic leg kick!) and gets this shot from 160 yards to the front of the green. He’ll have 50-plus feet for birdie. Yes, he’ll still have to work for par, but that’s a great result considering that lie.
ON THE GREEN (6:39 p.m. ET): This was an 81-footer(!) for birdie and Tiger left himself about 5 feet for par. And he shoved that one. That’s a three-putt bogey. That’s consecutive three-putts and consecutive bogeys. Tiger is now +4 and three off the cutline.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 12 (T-99)
Hole No. 11: Par 5, 568 yards
OFF THE TEE (6:07 p.m. ET): Tiger goes driver and it’s left. Unlike yesterday, though, this ball will be found. It’s in the rough near a tree. We’ll see what he has in a few minutes.
SECOND SHOT (6:13 p.m. ET): Tiger had 248 yards from well left and he played that one out right and attempted a big hook. The ball doesn’t draw much and comes up short of the green in the right rough. He’ll have a 20-30 yard shot from rough to a front pin over a bunker. Yes, this will be a test. Most likely, he’ll just have to play his pitch beyond the pin and hope for a mid-range birdie putt.
AROUND THE GREEN (6:18 p.m. ET): Yeah, that was an awful leave. Tiger, from 50-ish yards, is forced to play this well beyond the pin. He does just that and will have about 30 feet past the hole for birdie.
ON THE GREEN (6:21 p.m. ET): That 40-footer for birdie hops early and comes up a good four feet short. And he misses the comebacker on the left. That’s a bad bogey. He plays this par 5 in 3 over in two days. That might be the difference between him making the weekend and not (he’s now 3 over overall, and two back of the cutline).
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 11 (T-87)
Hole No. 10: Par 4, 307 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:55 p.m. ET): Tiger doesn’t lay up here today, taking a 3-wood and leaving this in PERFECT position. The ball lands and softly bounces a few yards right in front of the green. He’ll have about 60 feet from just in front of the green for eagle. That is excellent course management off the tee.
AROUND THE GREEN (6:02 p.m. ET): And that is a beautiful lag. It was actually from 68 feet, and Tiger plays a massive right-to-left break, with the ball ending up about 2 feet below the hole. He should tap in for birdie shortly.
ON THE GREEN (6:04 p.m. ET): Tiger indeed taps in. Simple birdie, but so beautiful in its simplicity.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 10 (T-74)
Hole No. 9: Par 4, 435 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:34 p.m. ET): And the driver is back on! Tiger roasted one up the left side of the fairway. That’s perfect! It leaves him another great look.
APPROACH SHOT (5:39 p.m. ET): Tiger had just 117 yards left after a 320-yard drive, and wow that was an unforced error. He hated it right away and that wedge comes up short, we think in the bunker. He should’ve been within 20 feet at worst, and now he’s really going to have to fight for par.
AROUND THE GREEN (5:44 p.m. ET): He was short-side there from the bunker and Tiger blasts it about 10 feet by the cup. It was basically the best he could do from there. That left for par.
ON THE GREEN (5:49 p.m. ET): That putt never had a chance. It was always right. It comes up short, too. That’s a disappointing bogey, and Tiger is out in 2-over 37 and two back of the cut (+1). Stats: 2/7 fairways, 3/9 GIR and 14 putts.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 9 (T-90)
Hole No. 8: Par 4, 416 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:18 p.m. ET): You’ve probably noticed Tiger’s misses have all been left today, well some good news … he’s finally found a fairway! He pipes a drive down the middle on this short par 4. He’s now 1/6 on fairways hit today. But he has a good look here after this drive.
APPROACH SHOT (5:23 p.m. ET): Tiger had 103 yards left there, and it’s a pretty good result. That lands just past the hole and spins back below it. Looks like in the 10-15 foot range for birdie.
ON THE GREEN (5:30 p.m. ET): This was a 13-footer, and Tiger slides that one by on the right. That was a big opportunity missed. He taps in for par, but that would’ve been an important birdie. This does snap a streak, though, of five straight holes without a par! It’s Tiger’s first par since No. 2.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 8 (T-74)
Hole No. 7: Par 4, 411 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:59 p.m. ET): Tiger with another 2-iron and he hates it immediately. He tries to play fade, and it draws instead. Well left, into the gallery. It appears he may’ve ended up in a fairway bunker. If not, he’s in the rough near the crowd.
APPROACH SHOT (5:07 p.m. ET): Oh no! Tiger was in that bunker, and it wasn’t a great lie. But man that was a bad shot. His ball hit right into a lip five yards in front of him. He’s honestly fortunate it bounced straight right into the fairway. But yikes!
THIRD SHOT (5:08 p.m. ET): From about 160 yards from the fairway, this was a lot better. Tiger goes aggressive, with his ball landing beyond a back pin and then funneling back toward the hole. He’s inside 10 feet for his par putt.
ON THE GREEN (5:10 p.m. ET): That was a nine-foot left-to-right slider and Tiger misses on the left. The putt seemed to not break as much as he thought. That’s back-to-back bogeys, and Tiger is now projected to miss the cut (he’s one shot outside the cutline, which stands at 1 over overall).
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 7 (T-76)
Hole No. 6: Par 3, 172 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:47 p.m. ET): After switching from 8- to 7-iron, Tiger misses left. It’s in the rough left of the front of the green, with the pin back-middle. So the club change was actually good, but it wasn’t a well-struck shot. An up and down is doable here, though.
AROUND THE GREEN (4:54 p.m. ET): Tiger’s first brutal chip this week. That was a tough lie, but Tiger stubs at that one and the ball comes up well short. He’ll have some 20 feet for par.
ON THE GREEN (4:56 p.m. ET): It looks like Tiger hit that where he wanted, but it doesn’t break back enough left and misses just right. That’s a bogey for Tiger. He’s gone birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey in his last four.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 6 (T-59)
Hole No. 5: Par 4, 423 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:32 p.m. ET): Iron off the tee here and it’s a little bit left. The ball ends up in the rough, but once again the lie looks good. This is also way better than yesterday, when Tiger hit one so far left he was down a slope and in impossibly thick rough. Tiger is now 0/4 on fairways hit today, but all four were pretty small misses. Yesterday, his 8/14 fairways hit include big misses on basically all six that didn’t find the fairway.
APPROACH SHOT (4:36 p.m. ET): A nice shot from 173 yards. Tiger yells for it to get down, but it ends up just fine some 20 feet beyond the hole. A decent look, although he may have a little ridge to navigate.
ON THE GREEN (4:42 p.m. ET): ANOTHER ONE. That one had a bit of speed to it, but the ball hits the right side and curls in. Tiger goes birdie-bogey-birdie his last three holes. Two mid-range putts drained. He’s looking pretty good early.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 5 (T-40)
Hole No. 4: Par 3, 240 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:19 p.m. ET): A 3-iron here from TW, and it goes a bit left and long. But he’s in the fairway around the green with plenty to work with on the upcoming short-game shot. Remember, he made par here yesterday despite having to hit a short-sided flop.
AROUND THE GREEN (4:23 p.m. ET): This one actually came from light rough and Tiger gets this one within 5 feet. But 5 feet long and that putt coming back is going to be super fast. So that was an OK chip considering the putt Tiger left himself with.
ON THE GREEN (4:29 p.m. ET): The putt was officially 5’10” and it’s not a bad one, but the ball slides by on the high right side. That wasn’t a tough up and down. A bogey is understandable at this hole, but we expect more from Tiger’s short game than that.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 4 (T-58)
Hole No. 3: Par 4, 436 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:01 p.m. ET): Driver again … and Tiger doesn’t find the fairway, but that’s misleading. He missed the fairway right by maybe a few yards, and he has a very good lie there. Overall a promising swing, and not being in the fairway here probably isn’t a big deal.
APPROACH SHOT (4:05 p.m. ET): A pitching wedge from 138 yards lands hard and takes a big hop, but the ball stops quickly. Looks like he’ll have about 15 feet for birdie.
ON THE GREEN (4:11 p.m. ET): BOOM. That one battled so hard to hold its line and it just did. Perfect speed as Tiger trickles that one in on the right edge. A big birdie early.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 3 (T-37)
Hole No. 2: Par 4, 471 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:48 p.m. ET): Tiger goes into the left rough off the tee here as well. This one is with driver and it’s not in the rough by much. A way smaller miss than his misses with the driver yesterday.
APPROACH SHOT (3:54 p.m. ET): A pretty solid result. From 166 yards, Tiger goes at this right flag and is just a smidge too far right. He’s just off the green, but he looks to be maybe just 15 feet from the cup. If he can manage a couple feet of fairway, this is makeable.
AROUND THE GREEN (3:58 p.m. ET): Tiger’s putt there fails to drop as well. He actually ran that a few feet by but cleans up for par, and that’s a par-par start. Not great, not bad.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (T-61)
Hole No. 1: Par 5, 498 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:29 p.m. ET): After a long wait, Tiger is finally off. He went iron off the tee after using 3-wood off this tee yesterday. He seemed to like it, but it ended up in the left rough.
SECOND SHOT (3:32 p.m. ET): Tiger had a really good lie in that rough and was able to go for it from 248 yards. But he comes up short. His ball finishes up in the front bunker. With a back-left pin, he’ll have a long bunker shot coming.
AROUND THE GREEN (3:38 p.m. ET): Tiger got aggressive on that bunker shot, flying it beyond the hole and hoping it would spin back. It may’ve been less than a foot from being really good. His ball comes to a stop on the back fringe and only spins back a hair. If that ball finishes on the back of the green, it probably spins back inside 10 feet. Now, Tiger has a 25-footer from the fringe for birdie.
ON THE GREEN (3:44 p.m. ET): Tiger can’t get the putt to drop, as it misses low right. But easy tap in. Nonetheless, that’s a disappointing opening par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (T-58)
Tiger is on the range!!
Woods’ doesn’t tee off until 3:22 p.m. Eastern (afternoon tee times were pushed back 20 minutes). To hold you over until then, here are some Round 1 highlights:
GENESIS OPEN TRACKER
UPDATE NO. 3 (8:35 p.m. ET): Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are both T-15 at 2 under after their 36 holes. They beat playing competitor Woods by eight shots.
UPDATE NO. 2 (6:09 p.m. ET): Ryan Moore starts his round eagle-birdie and is 4 under on his day through eight. That puts him to 7 under and co-leading with Cantlay.
UPDATE NO. 1 (3:35 p.m. ET): Patrick Cantlay fires a 69 and moves into a two-shot lead at 7 under. He was tied for the lead after Day 1. Will he be the 36-hole leader? We’ll find out soon. There’s no ceiling on Cantlay, he is that talented.