Tiger Woods at Wells Fargo Championship 2012: Highlights, Updates and Review
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Tiger Woods will tee off on hole No. 10 at 8:00 AM EDT at the Wells Fargo Championship from Quail Hollow.
Stay here for live updates and analysis on Tiger's second round at Quail Hollow.
Tiger Woods finished well down leader board at the Masters and he will miss the cut at the Wells Fargo.
After being on a high through the Florida Swing in March with the 62 at the Honda Classic and the win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger's game seems to have regressed.
On Thursday his driver created problems and on Friday his driver appeared to be solid but his ball striking with his irons seemed to be suspect.
Just like every other golfer in the world Tiger is struggling to take his game from the range to the golf course.
Maybe this says more about his mental approach than his golf mechanics.
Tiger's round on Friday included three bogeys and only two birdies.
He had nine straight pars on the front nine (his back nine) when he was trying to pick up one or two birdies to get inside the cut line.
He hit 14 greens on Friday but had 33 putts. He constantly left his approach long distances from the hole.
On the tough undulating greens at Quail Hollow long putts do not equate to low scores.
Stay tuned next week for the Players.
TPC Sawgrass is not a place you want to play if your game isn't 100%.
Good Luck, Tiger.
Next to No. 18 at Quail Hollow No. 9 is one of the most difficult par-4 holes on the course.
Tiger hit his drive 332 yards into the right rough and will have a difficult 182 yard shot into the green.
He gets his second on the green in regulation but is over 49' from the hole for his birdie putt.
He missed the birdie putt leaving a 5' par putt which he rolls in and posts a 73 giving him an Even par aggregate.
The current cut line is at 1 under par with the afternoon wave about to tee off.
Rory McIlroy is at 5 under with one hole yet to play and 7 shots back of the lead.
Ben Crane cools off with a bogey on No. 17 but is still 8 under for the day and 10 under for the tourney.
Nick Watney shoots 64 and posts 12 under-par for the tournament.
Webb Simpson bogeys his final hole and falls to 11 under-par.
No. 8 at Quail Hollow is a short risk versus reward type hole at only 343 yards long.
Tiger his his drive 303 yards to within 30 yards of the green and wedged it to 4'.
Will this be the birdie he needs to get inside the cut?
Tiger has only missed 18 cuts in his career.
Will this be his 19th?
Tiger missed his birdie putt and has to settle for par.
Still Even par for the tournament with just one hole to play.
Webb Simpson birdied No. 8 to get back into a tie with Nick Watney for the lead at 12 under-par.
Stewart Cink bogeyed both 17 and 18 to fall back to 10 under-par.
Ben Crane added a birdie at 16 and is now 9 under for the day and 11 under for the tournament.
Tiger has found the fairway bunker on No. 7 and has 220 yards left to the green.
He was forced to lay up and will have 104 yards left to the green for his third shot.
Tiger missed the green with his third shot and will have a birdie chip.
He ended with a par.
Two holes left and still one shot out of the cut line.
Rory McIlroy birdied No. 5 and is now at 5 under-par.
Stewart Cink bogeyed No. 17 and Nick Watney now leads at 12 under.
No. 6 at Quail Hollow is 250 yard par-3 playing slightly downhill.
Tiger found the green with his tee shot.
He was left with a 25' birdie putt and two putted for the par.
The par-5 No. 7 might be his best hope for the birdie that he needs to get inside the cut line.
The fifth hole at Quail Hollow is a 570 yard par-5 that will give Tiger a chance to make birdie or better to get inside the cut line.
He negotiated the first hurdle and hit his drive 300 yards into the fairway.
He had 260 yards to the hole and left 65 yards to the green for his third.
He had a 27' putt for birdie that scared the hole but is just a two putt par.
Another opportunity lost.
Tiger now has a par-3, a par-5 and two par-4's to try to pick up at least one birdie to 1 under and inside the cut line.
Rory McIlroy has made four pars in a row and remains at 4 under-par.
Stewart Cink has picked up a birdie at No. 16 which puts him at 12 under for the tourney.
Nick Watney continues his hot play with an eagle at No. 15 which ties him with Cink at 12 under.
Tiger now moves onto the long difficult No. 4.
It is a slight dog leg left to right, is 489 yards long, and demands an accurate tee shot.
Tiger hit his drive nearly 300 yards into the right rough and has 152 yards remaining to the green.
He has found the green but has a 33' foot putt for birdie.
Tiger was somewhat enthusiastic with his first putt and has a 5' comebacker to save his par.
He gets the par putt to fall and stays at even par for the tournament.
Tiger needs two birds in his last 5 holes to get inside the cut line.
Nick Watney made bogey at No. 13 and now Stewart Cink has the sole lead at 11 under-par.
Golf Boy, Ben Crane is on a tear. He is 8 under-par for the day with 6 birdies and one eagle to get to 10 under-par.
Tiger hit his drive 253 yards into the first cut of rough.
He will had 194 remaining to the green.
He did get his second onto the green but is some 26' from the hole.
Tiger is not giving himself easy looks today. Just not sharp.
He did make his par and now onto No. 4.
Nick Watney is on fire! He has made 7 birdies through just 12 holes today and is tied with Cink at 11 under-par.
Tiger hit his tee shot onto the green at the par-3 No. 2 but has over 26' for his birdie putt.
He was able to get his two putt par and now moves onto the tough par-4 third hole.
Nick Watney is making a major run today. He is 6 under-par through 11 holes today and is also at 10 under-par for the tourney.
Cink picks up his third consecutive birdie at No. 13 and moves to 11 under-par and the sole leader.
Lots of movement today at Quail Hollow
With his first nine completed Tiger made the turn to the front side to finish his round.
He hit his drive 260 yards into the right rough.
His second shot found the left bunker.
He blasted out of the bunker to inside 2' and tapped in for his par.
He remains at 1 over for the day and even for the tournament.
Rory McIlroy made bogey at No. 18 and fell back to 4 under-par.
Webb Simpson made par and stays at 10 under-par.
Stewart Cink has made a run with 4 birdies in his last 8 holes and is now tied with Simpson at 10 under-par.
No. 18 is the toughest hole at Quail Hollow. Players must avoid a bunker on the right and a creek meanders along the left side of the hole.
The green is elevated and surrounded with bunkers and the creek which continues near the left side of the green.
It is consistently one of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA Tour.
Tiger hit his drive 262 yards into the right rough and had 235 yards remaining to the green.
He was able to advance the ball some 200 yards but is still 30 yards from the green.
Looks like another bogey is looming in Tiger's near future.
He chipped to within 13' and two putted for bogey.
He finished 1 over-par 37 on his first nine holes today.
Tiger is even for the tournament and one off of the current cut line of 1 under-par.
He has some work to do on the back side.
Webb Simpson is 3 under for the day and in the sole lead at 10 under-par.
The par-3 No. 16 at Quail Hollow is a 200 yard carry over water.
Tiger was able to find the green and had 18' feet left to the hole.
He was able to wiggle his birdie putt into the hole and got back to even for his round and 1 under for the tournament.
He is now squarely on the cut line.
Ryan Moore made bogey at No. 11 and fell back to 9 under-par.
Webb Simpson stuffed his tee shot on the par-3 No. 17 to within 2', tapped in for birdie to get to 10 under-par and take the outright lead.
The 478 yard par-4 No. 16 is the first hole of the "Green Mile".
Tiger found another fairway with his driver. His 326 yard drive has left him only 155 yards from the hole.
Thus far today he is driving the ball much better but is not able to score.
He was able to hit his second shot to within 13' and made his two putt par.
On to the par-3 17th.
Rory McIlroy was able to pick up his third birdie in his first six holes at No. 15 and get to 5 under-par.
No. 15 at Quail Hollow is a 566 yard par-5 that should offer Tiger an opportunity to make birdie.
He hit a 321 yard drive to the left portion of the fairway and had only 217 left to the green.
Tiger tugged his second shot into he left green side bunker.
He failed to get it up and down from the bunker and had to settle for a par on the par-5. Another opportunity lost.
He has parred both par-5's thus far and is 1 over for his first six holes.
The "Green Mile" awaits with Tiger outside the cut line.
Webb Simpson made his two putt birdie at No. 15 to climb one shot closer to leader Ryan Moore.
Rory has made three consecutive pars after his fast start but the par-5 No. 15 is next for him.
Tiger has laid up safely in the fairway on the short par-4 No. 14 and has 116 yards left to the green.
He finds the green with his wedge shot and leaves a 10' putt for his birdie to get back to even par.
Tiger made a two putt par and is 1 over-par, 11 shots behind the leader.
He needs to get something going the cut line is projected at 1 under-par.
Ryan Moore has made his second consecutive birdie at No. 8 his third in his last four holes and gets to 10 under-par.
Tiger found the green at the 201 yard par-3 No. 13 but is over 40' from the hole on this tough undulating green.
His first putt is woefully short leaving him just over 7' to save par on the par-3.
He ran his par putt 2' past the cup and made the return putt for his second consecutive bogey.
Anthony Kim has been forced to withdraw with a sore wrist. His woes continue will he be able to return to world class form?
Ryan Moore picks up another birdie at the par-5 No. 7 and is now sole leader at 9 under-par.
No. 12 at Quail Hollow is a 456 yard par-4 with a narrow winding fairway guarded by over hanging trees.
It demands an accurate tee shot.
Tiger hit his tee shot 263 yards into the left rough leaving him 205 yards from the hole.
He missed the green, chipped to 23' and two putted for bogey.
Webb Simpson birdied No. 11 and parred No. 12 and is at 8 under-par tied with Ryan Moore for the lead.
Rory McIlroy has birdied his first two holes to get to 4 under-par.
Tiger found the fairway bunker on No. 11 but was able to find the green with his second shot.
His birdie putt was just under three feet and he taps that in for birdie.
Rory McIlroy birdied his first hole No. 10 to get to 3 under-par.
Ryan Moore birdied No. 5 to take the lead outright at 8 under-par.
There is a lot of birdie activity early at Quail Hollow.
Tiger has hit his first driver of the day on the par-5 No. 10 and is 1 for 1 in fairways hit.
His drive rolled out to 327 yards and found the left side of the fairway leaving him 270 yards to the green.
If he can find some fairways with the driver and challenge the par-5's at Quail Hollow he might just be able to go low and get himself back into the mix.
His second shot traveled over 260 yards and left him in the fairway just over 11 yards from the pin.
He chipped to just under three feet from the hole and tapped in the putt to get to 2 under-par.
Could this be the start of a low round by Tiger?
Tiger Woods is currently T-56 at 1 under-par. He struggled on the front nine during Thursday's first round but smoothed his swing out on the back nine.
Tiger's driver proved to be somewhat erratic on the few occasions that he used it. He teed off several times with his 2-iron and was successful finding fairways.
He hit only eight fairways in his four birdie, three bogey round.
Leaders Stewart Cink, Ryan Moore, and Webb Simpson are at 7 under-par. There are five more players one more shot back at 6 under-par including Rickie Fowler.
The weatherman promises another beautiful North Carolina day with temperatures to reach into the mid-80's, light winds and a very small chance of scattered rains.
Should be another great day for golf on the PGA Tour.
Quail Hollow did not show its teeth yesterday. It is normally one of the most difficult courses that PGA Tour visits annually.
Exactly half of the field of 156 players shot even par or better over its 7,446 yards of hills and undulating greens.
Warm temperatures, little or no wind, and soft greens permitted lower than normal scoring conditions.
It appears that a player will need to be at 1 under-par or better to earn a check for weekend play.
2010 Wells Fargo Champion Rory McIlroy shot 70 and his card included four birdies and two bogeys.
Rory has not played on tour since the Masters and his game showed a little rust.
Phil Mickelson was in the morning group, played nicely and was 4 under-par until a triple-bogey on No. 4 (his 13th hole) derailed his round and he finished with a 71.
Tiger Woods at 1 under-par will be starting his second round in just over five minutes.
Tiger talked to Golf Channel's Steve Sands after his round.
He admitted that he struggled to find his rhythm in the early holes and was able to make adjustments and changes throughout the round.
He hit several 2-irons off of the tee to find fairways as his driver still is a work in progress to say the least.
Tiger's driving average driving distance for the day was 294 yards and he hit eight fairways.
He had four birdies, three bogeys, hit 12 greens in regulation and took 29 putts in the first round at Quail Hollow.
It definitely was not one of Tiger's best rounds but he is under par and it was obvious that he became more comfortable as the round progressed.
He will tee off at 8:00 AM ET on Friday and Bleacher Report will be blogging live again tomorrow to cover Tiger's second round at the Wells Fargo Championship.
No. 18 has been the most difficult hole at Quail Hollow.
Tiger hit 2-iron off the tee to keep the ball out of the water that runs down the left side of the fairway at No. 18.
He struck the low boring shot perfectly and found the fairway.
Tiger tugged a 7-iron left of the green and just avoided rolling down into the water along the left side of the green.
Tiger chipped to 3 1/2' and made the putt to finish 1 under-par 71.
Geoff Ogilvy parred No. 18 and posted 1 under-par 71.
Webb Simpson made par and is tied for the lead at 7 under-par 65.
There are 79 players at Even par or better. The cut on Friday evening will probably be at 1 under.
Tiger will need to turn in another sub-par round tomorrow to avoid missing the 17th cut of his career.
Stewart Cink posted a 7 under-par 65 and is tied with Ryan Moore in the clubhouse and Webb Simpson still with 17 and 18 to play.
There are five more players including Rickie Fowler, tied one shot back at 6 under-par.
Tiger hit a very nice short iron shot directly over the flag at the par-3 No. 17.
He missed the downhill putt but made the par.
Only the 18th hole remains to complete today's round.
Webb Simpson also made par and remains at 7 under-par.
Hole No. 16 at Quail Hollow is the start of the stretch of holes that annually is considered the toughest finishing holes on the PGA Tour.
Tiger hit a solid drive but his ball found the bunker at the corner of the left to right dog leg hole.
No. 16 is 480 yards long and has one of the most difficult putting surfaces on the golf course.
Even Though Tiger has not had one of his best ball striking rounds today he still could post a good score if he could just manage two pars and a birdie in these last three holes.
Tiger was 190 yards from the green in the bunker and hit a nice shot just left of the flag on the fringe.
He ran his chip by the edge of the hole and tapped in for par.
Leader Webb Simpson made bogey at No. 16 and fell back to 7 under-par.
Rory McIlroy just missed his short eagle putt at No. 15 but his birdie got him to 3 under-par.
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