Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' Friday 72 at U.S. Open

Jun 15, 2018; Southampton, NY, USA; Tiger Woods reacts after he tees off the fourteenth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Shinnecock Hills GC - Shinnecock Hills Golf C. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' Friday 72 at U.S. Open

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' Friday 72 at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods is not done yet at the U.S. Open, although it’s very likely it’ll all be over by the end of Friday.

Woods was 12 over for the tournament heading into his final two holes Friday but finished birdie-birdie for a 2-over 72 and to get in at 10 over.

The current cutline is at 7 over but will only continue to drop. It reaching 10 over is very unlikely but plausible. So Woods is likely to miss the cut, with his hopes hanging by a thread.

It was an eventful Friday for Woods, and we followed his entire second round, shot by shot. Catch up with what you may’ve missed below…

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 482 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:55 p.m. ET): Tiger is down the middle here with 3-wood. If he holes out for eagle, there’s an outside chance 9 over could make the cut. But his odds of making the cut are still around 0.1 percent.

APPROACH SHOT (1:02 p.m. ET): Tiger hits this approach 20 feet right of the flag, and he has that putt for birdie. That would get him in at 10 over. Yes, the cut could fathomably get to 10 over, but those odds are quite slim. But Tiger has this putt to keep any microscopic chances of making the cut alive.

ON THE GREEN (1:09 p.m. ET): He made it! Birdie-birdie finish! We’ll have to wait and see. Very, very likely 10 over WON’T be enough to make the weekend. But there are small odds it can happen.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-over 72 (+10 overall, T-101)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 448 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:40 p.m. ET): A driver here is roasted down the middle. It gets a twirl, too. Could’ve used a few more of those this week…

APPROACH SHOT (12:48 p.m. ET): That was a nice one. A tough pin to get to even with the wedge Woods had from inside 120 yards, but he put this ball 10 feet left of that far-right flag. We could have one more birdie before Tiger’s week ends.

ON THE GREEN (12:53 p.m. ET): Drain-o! A birdie! Wooo! But yeah, it’s probably way too late. Still, it’s a nice birdie to have.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 17 (+11 overall, T-109)

Hole No. 7: Par 3, 184 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:29 p.m. ET): That’s a solid shot about 25 feet left of the cup. Good stuff.

ON THE GREEN (12:35 p.m. ET): A good putt, but it just misses left and trickles 3 feet by. He cleans up for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over thru 16 (+12 overall, T-116)

Hole No. 6: Par 4, 492 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:12 p.m. ET): Driver again, and that one he hates. This one is lost right into heavy rough. The cut is still at +6, and yes it may drop to +8-range. But that means Tiger has to play his final four holes in -3 for any chance. That’s not happening.

SECOND SHOT (12:15 p.m. ET): Tiger is forced to hack out back into the fairway, meaning he’ll have a wedge third.

THIRD SHOT (12:20 p.m. ET): This is lackluster at best. The ball comes up 30 feet left of the cup. We’re heading toward another bogey probably.

ON THE GREEN (12:25 p.m. ET): That was left all the way and wrong speed as it goes 3 feet by. He cleans up for bogey, but we think we can now say Tiger’s U.S. Open is officially over.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over thru 15 (+12 overall, T-118)

Hole No. 5: Par 5, 583 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:52 a.m. ET): Another good driver. This one is down the right side of the fairway. Well done.

APPROACH SHOT (11:57 a.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood and tries a run-up shot. The ground isn’t quite soft enough for him to bounce this onto the green, but he leaves this maybe five yards short of the surface in perfect position. He may want to think about holing that eagle pitch.

AROUND THE GREEN (12:02 p.m. ET): That was a poor shot. Tiger pitched that 12 feet short of the cup. That was a pretty easy shot, so that’s disappointing.

ON THE GREEN (12:06 p.m. ET): That falls low and left, and Tiger has a tough par to swallow. Fireworks at this par 5 was probably Tiger’s last real chance to make a run for the cut. It’s all but over now.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 14 (+11 overall, T-113)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 476 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:34 a.m. ET): Driver. Right side of fairway. Beauty.

It’s almost like golf is easier when you’re relaxed and don’t feel like you’re playing for much…

APPROACH SHOT (11:39 a.m. ET): That one from 147 yards is solid, as the ball comes up 20 feet short and left of the cup. Decent birdie look.

ON THE GREEN (11:44 a.m. ET): Not enough speed, that one was always short and right. It’s a tap-in par, though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 13 (+11 overall, T-112)

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 499 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:16 a.m. ET): That’s driver for TW and it’s bashed down the left side of the fairway. Good stuff. If only he could’ve had that driver all day, he might’ve had a chance.

APPROACH SHOT (11:22 a.m. ET): That one from 200 yards is on a solid line but comes up a bit short. This ball finishes in front of the green, leaving Tiger a 15-20 yard chip for birdie.

AROUND THE GREEN (11:27 a.m. ET): That’s putter from down there and that’s pretty solid, as Tiger gets that to finish 5 feet left of the cup.

ON THE GREEN (11:30 a.m. ET): Yep, falls in the right side of the cup. Good par, but Tiger needs birdies to make the cut.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 12 (+11 overall, T-113)

Hole No. 2: Par 3, 234 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:03 a.m. ET): This is right and short and ends up in the bunker. That will be a 20-30 yard bunker shot. And man, is this all falling apart again.

AROUND THE GREEN (11:07 a.m. ET): Tiger blasts out and this comes up about 10 feet short of the cup. That’s solid, but he absolutely has to make this putt.

ON THE GREEN (11:11 a.m. ET): Tough to watch. That misses on the right, as he put a good stroke on this one but didn’t have the right line. The ball runs 2-3 feet by but he does clean up. Still, it’s another bogey. Barring a miracle late run, a missed cut seems close to inevitable.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 11 (+11 overall, T-115)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 411 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:42 a.m. ET): A 2-iron from Tiger down the right side of the fairway is just what he wanted. Pristine.

APPROACH SHOT (10:47 a.m. ET): That was AWFUL. Misses way right, and that’s in deep rough with fescue right behind. Horrible miss.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:51 a.m. ET): That second shot left him in a horrible spot. Tiger hacks out but this ball has no spin, goes racing by the pin, over the green and down a slope past the surface. He will need to hit a great shot from there to save bogey.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:52 a.m. ET): Tiger pitches about 8 feet past the hole, that’s left for bogey.

ON THE GREEN (10:55 a.m. ET): Nope. Double bogey. Brutal.

Tiger is now four back of the cutline. Again, the cut will likely get to somewhere around +8 by the end of the day. Regardless, that might’ve been the dagger to Tiger’s weekend hopes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 10 (+10 overall, T-105)

Hole No. 18: Par 4, 490 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:22 a.m. ET): A driver here for Tiger, and he’s so much less comfortable with that club today. This one he loses right, and the ball actually bounces into a spotter in the right rough. That might’ve been a huge break because that ball could’ve bounded into the fescue if it had missed the spotter.

APPROACH SHOT (10:27 a.m. ET): Yikes. Tiger had a decent lie there from 196 yards, but this ball comes out dead and ends up in a bunker some 40 yards short of the green. That will be brutal.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:32 a.m. ET): Tiger lands this one well beyond the hole and it bounces just beyond the green and comes back a little onto the green. But he’ll have 40 feet for par.

ON THE GREEN (10:38 a.m. ET): He leaves that first putt 7 feet short and he barely drizzles in that comebacker for bogey on the left side. That would have been a horrible double bogey, huge putt.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 9 (+8 overall, T-84)

Hole No. 17: Par 3, 169 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:09 a.m. ET): Not bad. this ball comes up a little bit short but it does find the front of the green. He’ll have 30-40 feet from the front of the green for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (10:17 a.m. ET): Tiger lags his first putt 3 feet short and left of the hole and he cleans up for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 8 (+7 overall, T-68)

Hole No. 16: Par 5, 610 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:46 a.m. ET): It’s started to pour here a good deal. Anyway, Tiger takes driver here and doesn’t like it. The ball goes right of where he wants. It does end up in the fairway, but he’s probably too far back to go for this in two.

SECOND SHOT (9:50 a.m. ET): Indeed this is a lay up. Tiger manages it just fine and will have a wedge third from the left-center of the fairway.

THIRD SHOT (9:57 a.m. ET): Just inside 100 yards here and that was nifty. Tiger lands that hole-high about 10 feet left, it takes a few hops forward some 15 feet past the pin and then spins back. The ball finishes 8-10 feet left of the cup. A nice birdie look from there.

ON THE GREEN (10:04 a.m. ET): Tiger walks that one in! He needed to take advantage of that par 5, and he did. He does stay 10 back, though, as Dustin Johnson birdies in the group to move the lead to 3 under.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 7 (+7 overall, T-71)

Hole No. 15: Par 4, 420 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:28 a.m. ET): Iron off the tee for Tiger and this is solid down the left side of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (9:33 a.m. ET): He was left with 192 yards as Tiger didn’t catch his iron drive totally right, and he pays for it. Tiger loses this a little right and the ball kicks into a greenside bunker. Not a terribly tough up and down, as he has plenty of green to work with. But Tiger is scrambling again.

AROUND THE GREEN (9:36 a.m. ET): Not sure Tiger caught that totally right, as the ball lands 20 feet short of the hole. But he gets away with it, as it releases out and finishes 4 feet short of the hole. A great chance to save par.

ON THE GREEN (9:41 a.m. ET): Solid stroke. Nice par save, Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 6 (+8 overall, T-86)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 511 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:11 a.m. ET): Tiger goes 3-wood here, and like yesterday this one fades off way right into fescue. Marshal is looking for it, and it should be found. But once again, he’s put himself in trouble on this lonnnnnng par 4.

SECOND SHOT (9:16 a.m. ET): Tiger had nothing from there. He had to fully lay up from there, and he maybe advances it 100 yards down and across to the left side of the fairway. He’s going to have a third shot of maybe close to 150 yards.

THIRD SHOT (9:19 a.m. ET): Tiger hates this shot from 144 yards, even blurts out a profanity while it’s in the air, but the ball ends up 20 feet right of the hole. That’s not bad at all and he has a decent par chance.

ON THE GREEN (9:23 a.m. ET): Bogey. Tiger can’t get that putt to drop and he loses a shot here. A deserved bogey after a poor drive on one of the toughest holes of the course.

Cut watch: It’s top 60 and ties this week, which puts the current cut at +6. Tiger is +8. But considering conditions, expect the cut to likely go toward +8-9 by day’s end.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 5 (+8 overall, T-87)

Hole No. 13: Par 4, 360 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:53 a.m. ET): This hole is potentially drivable today, but Tiger isn’t taking any risks. This is iron off the tee and that’s pristine down the right-center of the fairway. Wedge second coming.

APPROACH SHOT (8:59 a.m. ET): From 136 yards … Tiger goes with pitching wedge and this finishes about 20 feet under the hole. Not fantastic, but a good smart, play. Let’s just say, don’t expect another four-putt double bogey here today.

ON THE GREEN (9:05 a.m. ET): That was a solid putt, as it takes the large left to right break, but Tiger has just a bit too much speed for that line. It misses a bit left and goes maybe a foot by. Tiger taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 4 (+7 overall, T-74)

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 476 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:31 a.m. ET): And that’s terrible. Tiger went driver and this ball is really left. Actually Tiger asks for his ball to go “way left” so it ends up in trampled down area amongst the fans rather than the fescue. But Tiger’s ball goes left of that and indeed dives into the fescue. Sigh.

SECOND SHOT (8:38 a.m. ET): Tiger had 179 yards, but the lie was obviously not good. Tiger hacks out as hard as he can but plays this short and right. The ball came up about 30-40 yards short of the green. It’s short of a bunker to the right and we believe in the fairway. He should have a good look at a pitch for birdie.

THIRD SHOT (8:41 a.m. ET): With the pin back, this was about a 70-yard shot for Tiger and it actually came from the first cut. And what a shot! He lands this maybe 10 feet below the hole and it rolls 2 feet under the cup. It should be a great saving par.

ON THE GREEN (8:46 a.m. ET): Tiger knocks that in no problem. That’s a great and important par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 3 (+7 overall, T-78)

Hole No. 11: Par 3, 153 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:19 a.m. ET): A little draw here from Tiger, and this is well played. The ball lands some 25 feet left of the hole, stops right where it lands and then funnels right off a slope. Tiger is 15-20 left and below the hole for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (8:26 a.m. ET): Not enough speed. That was a big left-to-right putt where Tiger had a good read but the ball came up a foot short. With the right speed, that may very well have gone in. But a nice tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 2 (+7 overall, T-82)

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 404 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:02 a.m. ET): The wind is still here, it’s cooler, but we’re off. Tiger takes driving iron off this tee and that’s perfect. Right down the fairway and it reaches the huge downslope and runs out an extra 50 yards. He’ll probably have under 100 yards for his second.

APPROACH SHOT (8:10 a.m. ET): BOOM! Tiger had exactly 100 yards and that is exquisite. Pin is three yards over a false front that if you don’t carry the ball over, it comes screaming back down a severe slope all the way to your feet. Tiger lands this maybe 3 feet beyond the pin, it takes a big hop forward and then spins back tight. That can’t be more than 2 feet beyond the cup! Should be an opening birdie!

ON THE GREEN (8:17 a.m. ET): Yes, sir! That actually dove off to the left, but the ball does catch the left side of the cup and curl in. We have our opening birdie!

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 1 (+7 overall, T-83)

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