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Tiger Woods fires second-round 76, will miss Genesis Open cut

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Tiger Woods’ trip to Los Angeles is over sooner than he’d hoped. Woods fired a 5-over 76 during the second round of the Genesis Open to miss the presumed cut at Riviera by four strokes (the second round won’t be completed until Saturday morning due to darkness).

Hopes were high Woods would continue to build on a T-23 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, as the driving woes that plagued him at Torrey Pines followed him to the Riv, despite changing shafts in his TaylorMade M3.

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Wayward off the tee, Woods made eight bogeys Friday, unable to grind out a decent score as he did with his opening-round 1-over 72. He was unable to rely on his putter the way did in this first round, three-putting back-to-back holes (No. 11 and 12). A stretch of three straight bogeys sunk Woods’ hopes of hanging around for the weekend.

(c/o PGATour.com)

We won’t have to wait long to see the Big Cat back in action, however, as Woods committed to next week’s Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida. Woods most recently put a peg in the ground at the course in 2014, where he ultimately withdrew due to back spasms.

The 79-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t teed it in back-to-back weeks since 2015, so while fans may not be encouraged by his play, at least he continues to be free from any issues with his surgically repaired back.

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  1. Joro

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Lets have a moment of silence for Mr Woods, he needs it. The Golf Channel is devastated, Kelly is thinking suicide, and the Schnoz Rich Lerner can’t even function.

    The former best in the World has become inadequate, but he had his day. He is leaving a legacy though of deflowering Waitrese and Concierges around the world, too bad.

  2. Notah Bengay

    Feb 18, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    I would rather watch paint dry than this old wannabe. I heard he is quite the ladies man though!

  3. Andrew

    Feb 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Perhaps it’s time for Tiger to call Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Kenny Perry, and Fred Couples to ask them how to be competitive on the regular tour past 50.

  4. BeardedClam

    Feb 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I don’t get it. What is so appealing about watching a guy miss fairways, pull irons and miss easy putts? He was a nice player in his time but his time is now over. Tiger is not relevant anymore. There is a new generation of players that are exciting to watch.

  5. Chuckster

    Feb 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Johnny and Fred!!! Thank you, thank you!! Some of these guys can’t let it GO!! DUDE IS DONE! Next thing you know they’ll be clambering for the The Golden Bear’s return to da Senior…..errrrrrr….Champions Tour and crying their eyes out because he can’t make a cut!!! Eldrick….thank you for invading my privacy with your off the course nonsense! I need my privacy to deal with all these WRX Eldrick die nevers!!

  6. Steve Sands

    Feb 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Sadly Taylor Made pays to put their latest gimic drivers into these guys hands and they suffer with accuracy. Ted Potter was straight and accurate and smoked DJ, Rory and Day last week despite being 50 yards behind them.

    This week you have Patrick Cantlay an average hitter and Ryan Moore with higher spinning drivers leading on a very long course.

    If he went to a Cally, Titleist or Ping higher spinning drivers he would be much more accurate.

  7. Tartan Golf Travel

    Feb 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The good news is he appears healthy for now. The bad news is he is not even close to being competitive against these young studs on tour. It is not more reps unfortunately. His swing is flawed. It’s causing a 2 way miss. It might be the swing he has to do to protect his back. To his credit probably only he and Phil could shoot those scores with that swing!

  8. Scarface

    Feb 17, 2018 at 9:19 am

    I’d much rather watch Langer than sicko Eldrick

  9. Paolo

    Feb 17, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Tiger is too talented not to win again . Taylormade should make him a zero iron as a driver replacement . Tiger is amongst the best long iron players of all time .

    • The dude

      Feb 17, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Was the best long iron player….

    • Johnny q. Weer

      Feb 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

      Paolo,
      Zero iron = Zero fairways. The guy is done.

  10. Shearlom

    Feb 17, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Still holding out for Tiger, one thing I learned from being there today, why would anyone pay $500 or more for a driver, I watched a lot of the best players in the world missing fairway after fairway using the newest drivers money can buy. If the best players in the world cannot find a fairway with the best drivers (and you can be sure an expert is setting them up not a guy form Dicks) why do we think a driver is going to fit us or be better then the one already in the bag????

  11. FredAlbers

    Feb 17, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Get a grip folks he is done. I like watching the young guys who can actually hit a fairway and make a putt.

  12. Gerry Mandering

    Feb 16, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Hey Gerald, have fun sniffing Tiger’s jock strap!

  13. Gerald Teigrob

    Feb 16, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    That course looked brutal! I likely would be walking away with a 120 easily. And I am a 90s shooter. Putting and hitting out of the rough humble us all unless we are too proud to admit it!

    • The dude

      Feb 17, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Speak for yourself…..and 90 shooters should not be posting on GWX…..:)

  14. Gerald Teigrob

    Feb 16, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Agreed Dat! Sadly the comment poster above yours has no clue…they need to stop sniffing glue. Don’t tell us we are too old and banged up…prove it with your golf game…go hard or go home!

  15. Chuckster

    Feb 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Yeah right, more reps’ll do it!! Please…..go tell that to Steve Lowry, Ben Curtis, Vijay Sling, John Huston, and Brad Faxon! When your golf clock is done, u’r DONE!! His high level days are OVA! And then the Tour tries to sugar coat the TV exposure by forcing him into a JT and Rory tee time! Not happening. Lets’s focus on the other kids coming up, dude has his due. NEXT!!!

    • Gerald Teigrob

      Feb 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Back atcha! Maybe you should take your own advice! I guess you don’t want me watching the PGA this weekend…good for you…I have better things to do that won’t put me to sleep watching Rory or others…yawn!

  16. dat

    Feb 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Just needs to add some more stops to the schedule. You have to play at a high level often to have a shot at doing well.

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Tour Rundown: Sangmoon Bae is headed back to the PGA Tour

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The schedulers may have whiffed with Tour Championship and Ryder Cup in back-to-back weeks, but that’s what we have on the horizon. As the 2017-18 PGA Tour season comes to a close, and with it, the Web.Com Tour playoffs, number one on everyone’s mind is next season: where will I play? Do I have status? Some of those questions were answered last week, so let’s run down the answers to the questions, in this week’s Tour Rundown.

Bae back on PGA Tour after Web.Com playoff win

The oldest event on the Web.Com Tour was the site of Sang-moon Bae’s comeback completion. Two years of mandatory military service in South Korea did little to derail the 32-year old’s professional career. Bae birdied the 72nd hole to hold off his challengers, including the eponymous Anders Albertson, to win the Albertson’s Boise Open at 19-under. Bae was a stroke off the first-round lead, then moved into a first-place tie after 36-holes. He continued to advance, seizing the 54-hole lead. Albertson caught fire on Sunday, making 5 birdies in his opening 9 holes. After a bogey stall at the 11th, Albertson birdied 5 of the closing 8 holes. Roberto Diaz of Mexico was tied with Bae after round 3, but a Sunday 68 dropped him back to 5th place. Bae guaranteed a return to the 2018-19 PGA Tour with his Idaho triumph.

Wu works wonders in Holland for KLM victory

Like Bae, Ashun Wu of China birdied the 72nd hole at The Dutch club, host site of The KLM championship on the European Tour. Like Bae, his closest pursuer (Chris Wood) failed to match it, and Wu walked away with his third career European tour title. Wood held a 1-stroke lead over Wu after 54 holes, and the battle to see which “W” would emerge with the “W,” came down to the final 9 holes. Wood played well, making 3 birdies in the inward half. They were sandwiched around a double-bogey at the 12th, and the Englishman closed with 5 pars to finish at 15-under. Wu’s card included only one hiccough, a front-nine bogey, and he was a bit more clutch when it counted. The victory moved Wu inside the top 50, in the season-long Race To Dubai.

Stanford claims first LPGA major title at Evian

For her entire career, Angela Stanford has been a fixture in the top 5 of major championships. It has been a wonder that she did not claim one of them until the fall of 2018. In France, Stanford mounted a final-round comeback, overcame 3rd round-leader Amy Olson, and captured the Evian Championship by one shot over Olson and 3 others. Stanford opened with 72 on Thursday, then dived into the 60s with abandon. Rounds of 64-68-68 brought her to 12-under par. The Texan was able to keep her head, despite an eagle-double-birdie stretch on holes 15-17. Austin Ernst had a clean card on Sunday, but 3 birdies were 1 shy of victory. Mo Martin also had 3 birdies on day 4, but 2 bogeys brought her back to 11-under with Ernst. Sei Young Kim and Olson both went above par in the 4th round, after playing marvelous golf through the first 3 days. Despite their struggles, they also finished in that second-place tie.

Broadhurst claims third title of PGA Tour Champions

Paul Broadhurst won his first 2 Champions title in 2016. After taking a break in 2017, the Englishman returned with abandon in 2018. Wins at the 2-man Bass Pro and the May Senior PGA were followed this week with a triumph in Michigan. Broadhurst overcame a surging Brandt Jobe, who birdied 5 of his firs 6, back-9 holes, before he stalled. Jobe reached 13-under to claim second place alone. Broadhurst finished in style, with birdie at the last, for a 2-shot win.

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Thanks to photographer Mladen Aleksandrov, GolfWRX was live from the 2018 European Tour Properties Senior Championship at Lighthouse Resort & Spa in Balchik, Bulgaria.

For those who don’t know, this tour is essentially the equivalent to America’s Champions Tour, and this event hosted legends such as Ian Woosnam and Jarmo Sandelin. Magnus P Atlevi took home this year’s title, winning by three shots over Stephen Dodd.

Check out our photos from the event, including a bit of culture and a bit of golf equipment. Enjoy!

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Tiger Woods puts his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 back in the bag at the BMW Championship

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Tiger Woods and his beloved flatstick have ended their separation and are once again an item. Woods put his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 back in the bag for the first round of the BMW Championship. The putter, which Woods has used for 13 of his 14 major championship victories, had been on the shelf since the Quicken Loans National in June.

We hinted this was a possibility earlier this week after spotting Woods practicing with both his famed Newport 2 and a TaylorMade Juno. Woods arrived at Aronomink without the TaylorMade Ardmore 3 he’s been using for five events prior to last week’s Dell Technologies Championship.

Woods used the Juno at TPC Boston to less than satisfying results: Woods was 36th in the field in strokes gained putting and was particularly poor during the final round when he needed 33 putts and lost 1.352 strokes to the field on the greens.

Woods, who is 50th in strokes gained: putting this season, put the Cameron in play for a nine-hole practice round Tuesday.

 

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