Woods bogeyed two of his first three holes on the entrance, resulting in a 3-over 39 on the flip. He received all three photographs again in his last 9, together with one at No. 17, the par-Three island inexperienced he quadruple-bogeyed Friday.
After his spherical, Woods talked about his redemption on the 17th gap
On the quick-pick at 17 with Kevin Na
Kevin, he virtually picked the ball out of the outlet earlier than it even received there. And I had just about a kick-in, so I attempted to emulate him as greatest I probably might, in the meantime nonetheless attempting to make the putt, I received to make the putt first, so I believed we had a very good giggle about it.
How a lot harder was the course?
I simply struggled with the inexperienced speeds being a lot slower. I used to be just a little bit shocked they have been that sluggish. I in all probability made the error of placing yesterday afternoon just a little bit, they have been dry, crusty and fast. Got here out this morning and we have been shocked at how sluggish they have been on the placing inexperienced.
On seeking to tomorrow
Simply attempt to shoot one thing beneath par and transfer up just a bit bit. I fought exhausting on the again 9 and simply want I used to be capable of put that very same rating on the entrance 9 I’d have gotten myself close to that lead. A number of guys are benefiting from it, I noticed that Ollie was up there and Sneds is behind me, he’s enjoying nicely. It’s undoubtedly gettable, it’s undoubtedly doable. The golf course is, it’s totally different, nevertheless it’s nonetheless comfortable, and the par-5s and No. 12, I imply that’s, you’ve got some birdie alternatives on the market for positive.
Nonetheless attempting to hit extra attracts with the motive force?
This yr than final yr? Yeah, as a result of this yr I’ve a shaft that matches. In the direction of the top of the Playoffs is when I discovered a shaft that I went again to my previous shaft and I used to be ready to do this. Starting of the yr, no, I didn’t strive it and plus I didn’t have the physique to strive it. I used to be simply attempting to make it from match to match, spherical to spherical. This yr’s just a little bit totally different.
On not enjoying consecutive weeks for awhile
Properly, I’m assured to play three rounds in a pair weeks and in order that’s mainly like a match and we’ll see from there. The entire concept is just not, as I advised you guys finish of final yr, I’m not going to play as a lot as I did final yr, that was an terrible lot, and plus I saved qualifying for occasions final yr. So I missed the minimize in L.A., added Tampa, certified for Bridgestone, these are all issues that transpired final yr attempting to work my means again up into the World Golf Championships, the majors, and the Playoffs.