He keeps saying it is a process, that his game is coming around. If that is true, it is not showing on the golf course for Tiger Woods.
On a day when more than a dozen player shot in the 60s, Woods shot a 2-over 74 today in the opening round of The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods bogeyed No. 10 — his first hole of the round –an omen of his day on the beautiful course outside of Jacksonville. Woods had five bogeys against three birdies.
Significantly, he was just 1-under on the par 5s, holes he used to demolish.
“Out here, you got to take care of the par 5s,” he said. “And I haven’t been doing that. I’ve got to do a better job of that.”
Woods birdied two par 3s, including the famous No. 17 island green. His other birdie was on No. 2, the par 5. But he bogeyed Nos. 1, 10, 15 and 18.
Woods missed the cut last week in Charlotte for only the eight time in his career.