Sometimes you just have to grind it out. That was the case for Tiger Woods in his second round, as he struggled to a one-over round of 71 that left him just one under par for the WGC Bridgestone Classic.
As usual, Tiger had problems hitting the ball off the tee. His driver was the biggest issue, but he also had issues with his other clubs. He spent much of the day hitting the ball from the rough, and while he took some mighty cuts to get out of that thick stuff, it took a toll on his game.
Additionally, when he had birdie opportunities, his putter betrayed him through much of the round. He finally picked two up on the third and fifth holes (playing the back nine first), but after he appeared to regain some momentum, he had a closing bogey at No. 9.
Tiger trails Sergio Garcia by 10 strokes, and he is going to have to play scintillating golf over the final 36 holes at the Firestone Country Club if he is going to make a run at this important tournament.