Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 71

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 71

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' second-round 71

Tiger Woods may be onto the weekend, but it wasn’t pretty.

A closing three-putt bogey gave him a second straight 71 and he made the cut on the number at The Northern Trust. Not his best, but he is still alive this week.

Here’s a look back at his second round, shot by shot:

Hole No. 18: Par 4, 453 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:27 p.m. ET): That’s a driver and it’s launched down the middle of the fairway. From there, Tiger should make the cut. The cutline has moved back to even par. Even if it gets back to 1 under, Tiger just has to make par here to reach the weekend.

APPROACH SHOT (5:32 p.m. ET): An 8-iron from 159 yards, and this one finishes about 25 feet right and beyond the cup. That’s not bad and all he has to do is two-putt to ensure making the cut.

ON THE GREEN (5:41 p.m. ET): Oh no! Tiger left that one about 4 feet short. That leaves him an unnecessary nervy remainder to potentially make the cut on the number. And his par putt starts left and stays there. That’s a three-putt bogey to drop him to even par. Wow. The cut is currently even par but could move to 1 under. So Tiger could miss the weekend or will make the cut on the number. We’ll see.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even-par 71 (Even overall, T-68)

Hole No. 17: Par 5, 576 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:07 p.m. ET): Another driver and Tiger leans on this one and should. This one lands on the very right edge of the fairway and just trickles into the rough. But it’s definitely very much sitting up in the rough, so the lie looks great. It should be an easy lay up. It’s possible he could take a fairway wood and get real aggressive and go toward the green. We’ll see.

APPROACH SHOT (5:11 p.m. ET): Tiger indeed gets aggressive. He takes fairway wood and has a helicopter follow through in order to play a large cut. This cuts pretty well but does land in the left side of the fairway short of the green and bound into the rough. That leaves him an interesting 40-yard pitch for eagle.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:15 p.m. ET): That was no good. A tough lie and not an easy angle uphill. All Tiger can do is hack out and land this in front of the green. It stays in front of the green in the fairway below the level of the green. He’ll have about 30-40 feet for birdie from below the green in the fairway.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:17 p.m. ET): Tiger putts this one and it comes up 3-4 feet short of the cup. That is left for par. He needs to make that to stay 1 under and inside the cutline (which has moved to 1 under).

ON THE GREEN (5:23 p.m. ET): That sneaks in but does drop for par. That one hit the right side of the hole and curls in.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 17 (1 under overall, T-56)

Hole No. 16: Par 4, 442 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:53 p.m. ET): This is a driver down the right-center of the fairway. An odd day, Tiger is killing it with the driver and his ball-striking but is only 1 under because of a faulty putter.

APPROACH SHOT (4:58 p.m. ET): That was average, at best. This one from 141 yards comes up about 35 feet short and right of the cup.

ON THE GREEN (5:05 p.m. ET): Too much speed. That one misses a little left and goes about 2 feet by. This was a left-to-righter, so if he’d hit it with proper speed, it might’ve gone in. But he jammed it through some of the break. Anyway, he taps in from there for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 16 (1 under overall, T-57)

Hole No. 15: Par 3, 152 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:43 p.m. ET): Tiger finally misses his first green of the day. This one just drifted a little too far right. The ball lands about 15 feet right of the pin and just trickles off into rough. Tiger is about 20-25 feet from the hole overall. If the lie is OK, should be a simple up and down.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:46 p.m. ET): Tiger decides to blade this one from just off the green and it runs a little hot. The ball races about 4 feet by the cup. That’s what is left for par.

ON THE GREEN (4:50 p.m. ET): Yikes. That putt never had a chance. Always left and missed the hole completely. Tiger started walking after it early, that’s a bogey. The putter is really failing TW today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 15 (1 under overall, T-57)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 396 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:25 p.m. ET): That fairway wood gets a twirl and it should as this one is fine down the right side of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (4:30 p.m. ET): He’s really starting to feel it. Tiger lands this about 10-12 feet left and beyond pin high and it trickles slightly down a slope and finishes about 8-9 feet left of the cup. Good chance at back-to-back birdies.

ON THE GREEN (4:37 p.m. ET): That 8-footer starts left and stays left. It didn’t hit the hole or come close. Disappointing. Tiger has missed a number of good birdie opportunities today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 14 (2 under overall, T-47)

Hole No. 13: Par 5, 631 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:05 p.m. ET): That’s another driver in the fairway for TW. This is about 300 yards down the right side of the fairway. Great stuff with that club today. But he’s probably too far back to go for this in two.

SECOND SHOT (4:11 p.m. ET): Tiger takes out an iron and lays up just fine into the fairway. This leaves a nice little wedge third. If he could birdie, that would move him to 2 under with the cutline still even par. That would be some nice cushion.

THIRD SHOT (4:15 p.m. ET): That’s a nifty wedge from 89 yards. He takes some spin off it, as the ball lands a bit right and short of the cup, hops forward and stops 5-6 feet right of the hole. A fantastic chance to move to 2 under.

ON THE GREEN (4:21 p.m. ET): Yep! That one drops in the left-center of the cup. An important birdie. Tiger is five back of third. If he can get on a run here late, he’ll be in a good position heading into Saturday.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 13 (2 under overall, T-45)

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 291 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:51 p.m. ET): Tiger goes for this green with a fairway wood and it’s slightly tugged and just comes up short. That was a few yards from being right on the green. Not sure if that ended up in rough or a bunker, but he’ll still have a short-game shot for eagle.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:55 p.m. ET): That tee shot ended up in a front bunker. That was a long bunker shot and Tiger blasts this one about 15 feet short of the cup. That was a pretty tough long bunker shot, so that’s OK from there. Still, he probably wanted a shorter birdie putt on a drivable par 4.

ON THE GREEN (3:59 p.m. ET): Another one low and right. Never had a chance again. Getting a little frustrating as Tiger is only 1 under despite a half-dozen good birdie looks at least and being 12/12 on GIRs.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 12 (1 under overall, T-54)

Hole No. 11: Par 3, 214 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:41 p.m. ET): That’ll do just fine. This ball finishes about 30 feet left and long of the cup. Tiger is 11/11 in GIR today. So for him to only be 1 under on the round is definitely a disappointment. Could easily be 3-5 under at the moment.

ON THE GREEN (3:45 p.m. ET): This misses to the left by about six inches. Good putt but just a little off. It finishes a foot beyond the hole and he two-putts for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 11 (1 under overall, T-54)

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 482 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:23 p.m. ET): That’s a slight cut with the driver and it is right down the middle. He’s figured that club out today.

APPROACH SHOT (3:29 p.m. ET): That one from 203 yards is a beauty that finishes 10-12 feet left and under the hole. Tiger keeps getting great birdie looks, he needs to start taking advantage of them.

ON THE GREEN (3:35 p.m. ET): Terrible putt. That one was low and right by a good foot at least. Easy par, but he’s definitely not reading enough break on a number of putts today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 10 (1 under overall, T-54)

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 460 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:06 p.m. ET): This is Tiger’s first driver in the rough as this just misses left. Not ideal, but he’s still hitting that club well today.

APPROACH SHOT (3:13 p.m. ET): An 8-iron from 160 yards and this is a solid one from the rough. This ball lands on the front of the green and rolls out to finish about 25 feet left and just beyond the cup. Should be another two-putt par.

ON THE GREEN (3:20 p.m. ET): A good roll, but this one is just a bit left. This ball rolls by about 2-3 feet, too. He makes the comebacker for par. That’s a 1-under 34 for TW.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 9 (1 under overall, T-56)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 478 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:52 p.m. ET): Another driver in the fairway, and that one gets a twirl! That was almost dead center, he is killing it with the big stick today. A great sign!

APPROACH SHOT (2:57 p.m. ET): Tiger’s getting aggressive! He plays a draw from 194 yards right at this back-left flag. This ball lands about 10 feet under the cup and rolls to about 12 feet left and beyond the cup. This could be back-to-back birdies.

ON THE GREEN (3:03 p.m. ET): That one came off right. This ball misses the hole on the right and runs about a foot by. He taps in for par, but that’s a good opportunity missed.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 8 (1 under overall, T-53)

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 496 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:34 p.m. ET): Another driver easily in the fairway. This is in the right-center. Tiger has been quite accurate with the big stick today.

APPROACH SHOT (2:39 p.m. ET): A fantastic approach from Tiger, as he fashions a cut that lands 15 feet left and short of the cup and rolls about 7-8 feet left of the cup. That will be a speedy one, but it’s his best birdie look since the third hole.

ON THE GREEN (2:49 p.m. ET): Got it! That one tries to snake off to the right, but it just catches the right side of the cup and falls for a birdie! TW is now off the cutline.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 7 (1 under overall, T-55)

Hole No. 6: Par 3, 224 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:23 p.m. ET): A theme developing here. Woods gets this to finish about 25-30 feet left of the cup. So far, Tiger has had great distance control, but he hasn’t quite got his approaches on line. Most have been about 20-40 feet right or left. That’s a good way to avoid bogeys, but Tiger needs some birdies today.

ON THE GREEN (2:29 p.m. ET): Tiger leans on this one as it nears the hole, but the body language doesn’t work. This one just trails off right of the cup at the end. Just a hair too low to drop. Another simple par, but Tiger is stuck in neutral.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 6 (Even overall, T-66)

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 429 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:05 p.m. ET): A driver here, and it’s down the left side of the fairway. So far, Tiger is hitting drivers in the fairway and fairway woods in the rough. Odd.

APPROACH SHOT (2:13 p.m. ET): Probably Woods’ finest approach today as he gets this to finish about 10 feet left of the cup. Good birdie look upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (2:19 p.m. ET): So, so close. That fast putt was trying to hang on but just trickles a touch right near the cup, hits the right lip and spins out. That absolutely could’ve gone in, but instead it’s a lip-out. Another par for TW. He remains on the cutline.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 5 (Even overall, T-66)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 441 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:49 p.m. ET): That’s another fairway wood into the rough. This was just the tiniest bit left, but it just ends up in the rough. Not a good sign so far.

APPROACH SHOT (1:55 p.m. ET): This one from 166 yards comes out right but his distance control is great. This one finishes about 40 feet right of the cup. A solid shot from that thick rough.

ON THE GREEN (2:01 p.m. ET): Very good putt there, as the speed is perfect and the ball is just inches left of the cup. That means a third easy two-putt par in four holes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 4 (Even overall, T-69)

Hole No. 3: Par 5, 603 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:22 p.m. ET): First driver of the day from TW and this is a pretty one down the left-center of the fairway. He should be able to go for this one in two.

APPROACH SHOT (1:34 p.m. ET): After a long wait for the green to clear, Tiger from 294 yards … and that is very good. This one lands on the left-front of the green and hops a few feet forward and comes to rest. Yes, he’s putting for eagle! Looks to be about 80 feet from the cup, so we could be in business early here.

ON THE GREEN (1:44 p.m. ET): That one was actually almost 100 feet with the hole only a few feet over a ridge, so that’s a pretty nice lag about 4-5 feet beyond the cup. The comebacker … wow, he misses to the left. Never touched the hole. Disappointing three-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 3 (Even overall, T-67)

Hole No. 2: Par 3, 179 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:11 p.m. ET): A solid shot here on the green, but nothing spectacular. This is a good deal right and a tiny bit beyond the hole, overall leaving about a 30-footer for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (1:17 p.m. ET): That one was always low and left. This ball finishes about 18 inches left of the cup. Another easy two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 2 (Even overall, T-67)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 374 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:56 p.m. ET): This is a fairway wood and Tiger hates it. This one flies into the right rough. Not the start you want there.

APPROACH SHOT (1:02 p.m. ET): That was a HORRIBLE lie. Tiger gives a one-armed finish on this one he had to hack through that so hard. Considering all of that, this is a very nice shot that finishes about 25 feet left and below the hole.

ON THE GREEN (1:06 p.m. ET): Not a bad roll there as this ball was close to on line and comes up maybe a foot short. He taps in for an easy par. Tiger is on the cutline, by the way.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 1 (Even overall, T-67)

Pre-round

Tiger tees off at 12:55 p.m. ET. Here are some quotes from his opening round in the meantime.

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