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



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.


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.


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

      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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Tony Romo cards opening-round 77 in first PGA Tour start



Tony Romo shot a 5-over 77 at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback bogeyed the par-4 13th. He double bogeyed the par-5 14th. He bogeyed 15. He bogeyed 16. That’s 5 over in a four hole stretch.

If you’re tallying at home, however, you realize Romo was even par for the rest of his round. Indeed, after opening with back-to-back bogeys, he birdied the fourth and fifth holes to get back to even par. He was even through 12 holes, in fact. All of which is pretty good for a scratch-golfing former football player.

Here’s a long putt for par from Romo at the sixth.

Talking about his poor back-nine play, particularly wayward tee shots at the 15th and 16th holes, Romo said.

“I hit two poor tee balls. Just didn’t commit to it, and ultimately just got put in a tough spot where you’re just trying to make par. I hit a lot of good shots, and they ended up a couple times in some poor spots. But you learn the golf course as you play it throughout the week.”

“I really hit some good shots, and I’m close. I had a chance to be under par pretty easily there for a while, and then two or three shots on the back nine cost me. But that’s golf.”

Romo teed it up as an amateur partner at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. He competed in the Western Amateur last spring, missing the 36-hole cut. He has thrice tried his hand at qualifying for the U.S. Open and most recently teed it up in a North Texas PGA Players Tour event earlier this month, where he withdrew during the second round having posted an opening-round 81.

Romo tees off for his second round at 1 p.m. ET Friday.

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10 interesting photos from Tuesday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play



GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.

Like all WGC events, the best golfers in the world are in the field, so we’re capturing plenty of interesting shots of the biggest names in the game (and what they’re playing). From Tuesday’s preparations, we have one general gallery, a look in the bags of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, among others, Jason Day’s new Nikes, and an in-hand look at Rory McIlroy’s new flatstick.

Check out a curation of some of the most interesting shots from Tuesday in Texas.

Kevin Chappell’s giraffe headcover is a member of Arnie’s Army

Jon “Rahmbo” Rahm’s Hi-Toe wedge

Phil Mickelson’s PM Grind 2.0. Is a sequel coming to retail?

Jason Day’s new Nikes. Love ’em or hate ’em?

Dustin Johnson’s putter cover is an homage to his father-in-law-to-be

Pat Perez’s bag is singularly murdered out

Rory McIlroy’s new TaylorMade Soto putter/magic wand

Alexander Levy eschews last-name stamping for first name (just like the owner of the putter above)

Phil Mickelson’s Rogue Sub Zero looks like it has some extra weight at the bore thru point

Branden Grace with Odyssey’s Open Championship putter cover from last year

Check out all our photos from Tuesday below!

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the photos in our forums

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Tuesday’s Photos from the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play



GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event at Austin Country Club (par 71: 7,108 yards), a 1984 Pete Dye design.

The match play field is stacked, including the world No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson, the reigning FedExCup champion Justin Thomas, the reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia, and the two-time match play champion Jason Day. In total, 59 of the top 64 golfers in the world are playing in the event; Brooks Koepka (wrist), Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson will not be in the field.


Last year, D. Johnson won the match play event, which was his third straight victory — that was before the freak accident at the Masters that kept him sidelined, preventing him from going for four straight wins.

Check out our photos from the 2018 match play event below!

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