The putting stroke he lost somewhere close to the training green and the main tee in the end returned, yet not until after Tiger Woods four-putted the primary green for a stunning twofold intruder 6 on Friday at Torrey Pines.
Woods recouped to shoot 1-under-standard 71 on the South Course to complete in a tie for seventeenth through 36 openings of the Farmers Insurance Open in his first beginning of 2020. They is six shots back of pioneer Ryan Palmer.
Phil Mickelson missed the cut in his old neighborhood occasion, the first occasion when he has missed sequential slices to begin another year in his profession.
For Woods, it was an odd starting to the round, particularly when they consider they missed a 8-footer for birdie at the fourth and a 4-footer at the fifth before at last bouncing back to make five birdies.
“It’s just poa,” Woods stated, alluding to the poa annua grass surface that is normal on California greens. “I tried to ram it in the hole and it bounced, and hit obviously a terrible third putt, pulled it. The second putt … it’s just what happens on poa. I tried to take the break out and it just bounced.”
Nothing appeared to be out of order when Woods hit his methodology 27 feet from the opening. His first putt was poor, failing to have an opportunity, leaving themself around 3 feet for standard. At the point when they missed that, they had in excess of 5 feet and vacillated on that, as well. They in the end wandered off with a twofold intruder 6 on an opening that has regularly tormented them.
Woods made three twofold intruder on that gap on his approach to winning the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
“It’s just the way it goes, just one of those things,” they said. “In ’08, I got off to a bad start but ended up winning the tournament. Hopefully that’s the case this year.”
There won’t be an opportunity for a fourth triumph at the Farmers competition for Mickelson. They shot 73 on the North course after an opening 72 on the South and missed the cut by two shots. They additionally missed the cut a week ago at the American Express and has not had a best 20 completion since a tie for eighteenth at the Masters.
Mickelson has slipped to 82nd on the planet and is at risk for missing the WGC-Mexico Championship one month from now too the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. After the round, Mickelson went through an hour on the driving reach with his educator, Andrew Getson.
“I’m leaving soon [for a tournament in Saudi Arabia], and Andrew was going to head back [home],” Mickelson said of the training session. “I wanted to make sure we worked together. He is not going with me overseas. I wanted to get it ironed out. I had been playing well at the start of the season, and so missing two cuts looks like I’m playing like I did last year. I know I’m playing better. I’m not off to a great start.”
Mickelson had flaunted energetically about hitting “bombs” by and by, however he hit just two fairways Friday and just seven out of 28 for the competition. They have set out toward the Saudi competition on the European Tour, at that point will come back to safeguard his title at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in about fourteen days. He said he may likewise include the Genesis Invitational.
Woods, who has won multiple times at Torrey Pines, four-putted for the thirteenth time in his PGA Tour vocation, the first since the third round of a year ago’s WGC-Mexico Championship. The main time they won an occasion in which they four-putted was at the 2005 Masters, where on the thirteenth opening of the first round, Woods putted for falcon – and off the green in the water.
Woods recouped to birdie four of five gaps to find a good pace for the competition Friday, before intruder at the twelfth and seventeenth openings. They birdied the eighteenth to find a good pace, under standard. For the afternoon, they hit 9 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens and took 27 putts.
“I am excited about the way overall that I’m driving the golf ball,” they said. “My short game’s been really sharp, just a matter of getting the ball in the right spots to make some more putts.”