AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods makes the cut at the Masters but his chances to win are almost gone.
The 42-year-old fired a sloppy second-round 75 on Friday at Augusta National. He’ll start the weekend in a tie for 40th and 13 shots off the lead. So he survives, but his performance has been a disappointment so far.
Regardless, we followed his Friday shot-by-shot. Take a look below at how TW got to this point:
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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 465 yards
OFF THE TEE (6:52 p.m. ET): Tiger takes out 3-wood to come up short of the left bunkers, and he did just that. This is perfect down the left side of the fairway, almost 300 yards. That’ll leave him a good look in. Tiger is pretty much going to make the cut now.
APPROACH SHOT (7 p.m. ET): A good shot from Tiger. The ball ends up about 15 feet left of the pin. It could be a closing birdie.
ON THE GREEN (7:06 p.m. ET): Tiger misses that one on the left, but he leaves himself a simple tap-in. That’s a par and a 3-over 75. Not a fun day for TW.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-over 75 (+4 overall, T-40)
Hole No. 17: Par 4, 440 yards
OFF THE TEE (6:31 p.m. ET): Tiger with a driver here, and this one is just fine. This ball trickles into the left rough, but the ball is well down there and sitting up. He’s in good position.
APPROACH SHOT (6:39 p.m. ET): Tiger had 138 yards from a beautiful lie in the left rough, but he did have to draw this in around some trees. Still, he executes well. This ball lands about 10 feet under the hole and spins a little left. He’ll have what looks like a 15-footer for birdie from under the hole.
ON THE GREEN (6:47 p.m. ET): Oh that was mean. It looked good for a while, but that putt just slide right and under the hole at the end. Tiger taps in for par from there. He’ll come to the 18th one inside the cutline. He needs a bogey or better to make the weekend.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 17 (+4 overall, T-39)
Hole No. 16: Par 3, 170 yards
OFF THE TEE (6:19 p.m. ET): Tiger goes for this back-right pin, but his shot is a little long. His ball ends up on the back fringe about 30 feet beyond the cup. Shouldn’t be much of a problem.
ON THE GREEN (6:27 p.m. ET): Oof. Tiger raced that first one about 8 feet by. And then he misses the comebacker. He’s made those almost all day, but this one comes back to bite him. That’s a bogey. The cutline is 5 over. So Tiger needs to look to finish par-par or better to ensure he’s safe. One more bogey and he’ll be sweating a little.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 16 (+4 overall, T-40)
Hole No. 15: Par 5, 530 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:54 p.m. ET): Tiger takes driver at this par 5 and it’s a solid shot but we’ll have to see. This one finishes in the fairway, but a little bit on the left side. There are large trees on the left side that could be in Tiger’s path here. We’ll know soon. He could certainly reach this green in two without those trees there as he’s about 190 yards from the green. But if those trees are enough of an obstruction to force a massive hook to reach that green in two, a lay up could be the play.
APPROACH SHOT (6:06 p.m. ET): OK here we go … Tiger has to play a huge draw around the trees here and this turns out pretty well. The ball lands in the middle of the green and starts heading toward that left pin. The ball carries a little too much speed and trickles over the back. But he’ll have a 25-foot putt from the fairway just over the green for eagle.
AROUND THE GREEN (6:14 p.m. ET): Tiger takes putter from there, and that speedy one never had a chance to drop. But he lags it 3 feet under the hole. He’ll have a short birdie look upcoming.
ON THE GREEN (6:16 p.m. ET): He makes a good run at that sweeping 26-footer, but Tiger’s ball just runs out of speed about six inches before the cup. He taps in for a simple par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 15 (+3 overall, T-35)
Hole No. 14: Par 4, 440 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:35 p.m. ET): Tiger launches this one about 300 yards right down the fairway. That’s perfect right there. If he could somehow birdie here, he has a par 5 coming up. Maybe Tiger could not only make the cut but enter the weekend with a fighting chance. But that’s still a huge if.
APPROACH SHOT (5:41 p.m. ET): Tiger hit that one right over the flag, but the ball bounds about 20 feet beyond the cup. The ball essentially stays right there, so he’ll have that slippery birdie putt. Not a great shot, but not bad. That right pin is just over a slope that if the ball doesn’t carry leaves an incredibly difficult up and down.
ON THE GREEN (5:47 p.m. ET): He makes a good run at that sweeping 26-footer, but Tiger’s ball just runs out of speed about six inches before the cup. He taps in for a simple par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 14 (+4 overall, T-40)
Hole No. 13: Par 5, 510 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:15 p.m. ET): Tiger has to sense the cutline is encroaching and he’s getting too far back from the lead already. With that, he decides to take driver here, and it looks like he crushes this enough that it gets by the trees on the right. He hits that about 320 yards and should have a mid-iron into this green.
APPROACH SHOT (5:23 p.m. ET): Tiger did get past those trees and was in the rough. From 181 yards, he goes hard at this one, and it’s a beauty. The ball lands about 30 feet beyond the pin, rolls out about 20 feet but trickles a bit back down the slope beyond this front-left pin. About 40 feet remaining for eagle here. If he can two-putt, it’ll be his first birdie on a par 5 all week.
ON THE GREEN (5:31 p.m. ET): A beautiful lag, as that ball trickles just past the cup. Tiger taps in for birdie, his first on a par 5 in seven attempts this week. It’s certainly well-timed, as he gets some breathing room from the cutline.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 13 (+4 overall, T-42)
Hole No. 12: Par 3, 156 yards
OFF THE TEE (5:01 p.m. ET): So, so disappointing. A second straight day Tiger hits his tee ball in the water. This was actually worse than yesterday. He flails this one way right and knows it immediately. This was a good 20 yards right of where he had to be aimed. The ball hits the bank and trundles into the water. Ugh.
THIRD SHOT (5:06 p.m. ET): And Tiger doesn’t give up the fight. He stuffs this wedge after a drop and he’ll have a 3-footer for bogey. A second straight day he should get away with just a bogey here. That’s not good, but he’ll avoid a horribly-timed double.
ON THE GREEN (5:09 p.m. ET): Tiger brushes that in for a good bogey. But he’s now right on the cutline and 13 back of leader Patrick Reed.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over thru 12 (+5 overall, T-46)
Hole No. 11: Par 4, 505 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:38 p.m. ET): That one heads for the right trees, and it appears it got a bit lucky. The ball ends up harmlessly in the right rough. But Tiger has over 200 yards in for his second shot and has to play a bit of a cut around the trees.
APPROACH SHOT (4:48 p.m. ET): Man, what a shotmaker he can be. Tiger goes for a sawed-off follow through as he plays a low cut that lands in front of the green and just right of the pin and bounds about 35 feet past the cup. From there, that’s a great shot. It gives him a great chance to two-putt for par and escape this hole unscathed.
ON THE GREEN (4:54 p.m. ET): Tiger took a good run at that one, but the left-to-righter just misses on the left. But it was extremely fast, and that ball trickles some 7 feet by. The comebacker … yep, no problem. He walks that one right in. That’s a good par on that hole after that drive.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 11 (+4 overall, T-41)
Hole No. 10: Par 4, 495 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:18 p.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood and it goes a little right. This ball ends up harmlessly in the rough over 300 yards down there. He’ll have a good look into this front-left pin. But he clearly didn’t maximize on this drive.
APPROACH SHOT (4:26 p.m. ET): OK, a solid swing there. It’s tough to get close to this hole location. So a second shot about 30 feet beyond the pin there from Tiger is just fine. It’s a slippery putt, but as long as he’s careful, a par should come.
ON THE GREEN (4:32 p.m. ET): Tiger doesn’t match up the line and speed here great, leaving himself a ticklish par putt a few feet above the hole. But he cleans that up just fine.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 10 (+4 overall, T-40)
Hole No. 9: Par 4, 460 yards
OFF THE TEE (4:02 p.m. ET): Tiger blasts driver 340 yards down the right side of the fairway here. He’ll have about 140 yards in. This should be a green-lighter to go at this pin.
APPROACH SHOT (4:07 p.m. ET): Yeesh. Tiger just does not have it. This ball doesn’t come even close. It lands about 4 feet on the green when it needed to get at least 20 on to not come back off that false front. The ball trickles off the green, leaving Tiger a 20-yard chip to this pin. He can get this up and down, but he had 140 yards in and was in perfect position. This is tough to watch.
AROUND THE GREEN (4:13 p.m. ET): That wasn’t good either! He races this 15 feet past the cup. That’s an extremely fast 15-footer he has left. If he misses, it’s a bogey and he goes out in 4-over 40.
ON THE GREEN (4:14 p.m. ET): Wow. Drain-o. Tiger curls that one in the left side and it had a little speed on it. That par means he avoids a 40. He’s made a couple of those today and is one clear of the cutline. He can’t rest easy on the back nine. That cutline looms.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 9 (+4 overall, T-41)
Hole No. 8: Par 5, 570 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:40 p.m. ET): OH WOW! Tiger swung at that one incredibly hard, absolutely full recoil and it turns out great. That ball flies the bunker on the right and just rolls into the right rough. But that’s no big deal, he’ll have a go at this in two from a good angle. He probably got rid of some frustration in that swing.
APPROACH SHOT (3:46 p.m. ET): Tiger takes iron from the rough from 240 yards and this goes a little too far left. The ball gets caught in the mounds left of the green, and he’ll have a tricky pitch from over there. Pin is back-left.
AROUND THE GREEN (3:53 p.m. ET): Not bad, TW. He goes for a high spinny flop on this one and it lands about 10 feet right and beyond the hole and stops dead. He’ll have 11 feet for his first birdie today.
ON THE GREEN (3:58 p.m. ET): Tiger can’t get that one to drop. He really needs a birdie and it’s just not coming. He taps in for par, but something needs to change.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 8 (+4 overall, T-41)
Hole No. 7: Par 4, 450 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:18 p.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood out here and this one is pulled. It’s into the left rough, but he should be just fine. It’s only into the left rough by a couple of yards.
APPROACH SHOT (3:27 p.m. ET): Tiger is getting frustrated. He hit this one just left of the pin and looked to use the slop beyond it to trickle the ball back. The problem is, the ball rolls into the back fringe and stays there. If that balls comes to rest two yards sooner, the ball curls inside 10 feet of the cup. Instead, he’ll have a fast shot from the fringe some 25 feet from the hole.
AROUND THE GREEN (3:32 p.m. ET): Tiger takes putter here, and … that scurries about 6 feet by. That was a really fast putt, but this wasn’t his best effort. He leaves himself another tester of a par putt.
ON THE GREEN (3:35 p.m. ET): Tiger rolls in that par putt. Another key stroke there. But he needs to start making birdies.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 7 (+4 overall, T-41)
Hole No. 6: Par 3, 181 yards
OFF THE TEE (3:09 p.m. ET): Tiger just does not have his distances right at all. He seemed to like this one, but it lands at the back of the green and trundles over. That leaves him a tricky short-game shot to that back-right pin.
AROUND THE GREEN (3:13 p.m. ET): Tiger kind of goes with a mini-flop here and this one is pretty. The ball lands about 20 feet short of the cup and finishes about 3 feet past the cup. That’s very well done. He’ll have that shortie left for par.
ON THE GREEN (3:15 p.m. ET): Tiger drops that one right in. A good par. He really can’t afford any more dropped shots right now. The good news, though, is the cutline is now 5 over. So he has a little breathing room.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 6 (+4 overall, T-43)
Hole No. 5: Par 4, 455 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:44 p.m. ET): Tiger’s first non-driver today as he goes for the 3-wood. And no bueno. He starts leaning right and then picks up his tee as there’s no saving that one. This ball goes into the gallery on the right. He might be OK in trampled down rough there. We’ll see.
APPROACH SHOT (2:50 p.m. ET): Tiger is in trouble. This one from 210 yards goes left and long. It airmails the green by a ton. It hits a downslope in the rough and bounds into some bushes. Tiger’s almost certainly going to have to take an unplayable from there.
FOURTH SHOT (2:57 p.m. ET): Tiger’s ball is found in those bushes, but he is forced to take an unplayable. He is forced to drop in that wooded area, too, because he couldn’t drop closer to the hole. He pitches out into the back bunker. He’ll have to get up and down from there for double bogey.
AROUND THE GREEN (2:59 p.m. ET): Well, he might control the damage at least a little. Tiger blasts his bunker shot about 5 feet short of the cup. He’ll need to get that to drop for double bogey.
ON THE GREEN (3:04 p.m. ET): OK, he does make the double bogey putt. But yeah, some huge damage there. He’s now 4 over and 10 back and right on the cutline.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 5 (+4 overall, T-43)
Hole No. 4: Par 3, 240 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:31 p.m. ET): After a long wait on this tee and then a club switch because of the wind, Tiger totally misjudges this one. This one airmails the green and then takes huge hop forward. He’s some 20 yards beyond the green near the fifth tee box. It’s a back pin at No. 4, so this would be quite a feat to get this one up and down.
AROUND THE GREEN (2:37 p.m. ET): That was honestly pretty well done. He had to land that short of the green and just get it to trickle on the surface, otherwise the ball would run way past. He gets this to come up 11 feet short of the cup. A testy par putt for sure, but he still has the chance to save.
ON THE GREEN (2:40 p.m. ET): A TERRIFIC par. Tiger drains that one no problem and remember this save if TW does something today. Going 2 over through four would’ve been tough. Probably Tiger’s best par save this week.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 4 (+2 overall, T-33)
Hole No. 3: Par 4, 350 yards
OFF THE TEE (2:08 p.m. ET): Tiger roasts driver way down there. So far in fact, that came within five yards of reaching the front of the green. The ball rolls back a bit down a slope. But he’s 10-15 yards in front of the green, and will have a 30-yard pitch to this hole from the fairway for his second.
APPROACH SHOT (2:13 p.m. ET): Tiger plays a deft running pitch here that rolls out about 7 feet below the cup. A great birdie look upcoming.
ON THE GREEN (2:17 p.m. ET): And that’s a big opportunity missed. That was a left-to-right slider and Tiger never had it high enough. That ball curls low and right of the cup. He taps in for a par. But a birdie there would’ve been big.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 3 (+2 overall, T-33)
Hole No. 2: Par 5, 575 yards
OFF THE TEE (1:48 p.m. ET): Tiger with another driver, and this one was no good, heading left … until it got a lucky kick off a tree! The ball bounds right into the left side of the fairway. But he might be too far back to go for this in two. We’ll see. But at the very least, he’s safe.
SECOND SHOT (1:52 p.m. ET): Yeah, that drive went about 230 yards, as it clipped that tree early. Woods was left 330 for his second and had to play a draw around trees in his path. He lays up with an iron down the right side of the fairway. A wedge third awaits.
THIRD SHOT (1:57 p.m. ET): Tiger had a bad angle over there from 73 yards to a right-front pin. He had to play this long and spin it back to get it close. This one lands and rolls about 35 feet beyond the pin, and spins back but only a touch. It looks like about 30 feet for Tiger’s birdie.
ON THE GREEN (2:05 p.m. ET): That putt was straight downhill, and while Tiger didn’t even hit it hard, the ball runs 4 feet by. An important comebacker for par falls, though. A bogey-bogey start would’ve been a nightmare. He’s not looking for par on a par 5, but he should take it when this hole could’ve gone a lot worse. Tiger is now six back after Leishman moves the lead to 4 under.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 2 (+2 overall, T-33)
Hole No. 1: Par 4, 445 yards
OFF THE TEE (1:27 p.m. ET): A driver here today, and this one is a beauty. This bounds down the left side of the fairway. Not a great angle into a left pin, but Tiger is in the fairway and well down there. Way, way better than his left miss with a 3-wood yesterday.
APPROACH SHOT (1:35 p.m. ET): That drive from Tiger … 339 yards! He had 93 yards in. But wow was that a poor approach. Tiger got aggressive but put this one a little too far left. The ball lands about 10-15 feet left of the hole and rolls down a slope off the green. He’ll have a tricky chip upcoming from well below the level of the green.
AROUND THE GREEN (1:39 p.m. ET): Oh geez, that was rough. Tiger tries to pitch that one into the slope and it gets caught up in the fringe about 20 feet short of the cup. He’ll have a lengthy putt from there for par.
ON THE GREEN (1:40 p.m. ET): That putt was online but always short. It cozies within a foot and he taps in. But that’s a terrible bogey after having less than 100 yards in for his second.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 1 (+2 overall, T-35)
Tiger Woods is on the range right now. His tee time is 1:27 p.m. ET.