PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The expression on Tiger Woods’ face when his U.S. Open second spherical was full Friday at Pebble Seashore advised you precisely how his day went.
He wore a glance of complete disgust.
“Yeah, I’m somewhat sizzling proper now,’’ Woods stated. “I simply signed my card a few minute in the past, so want somewhat time to chill down somewhat bit.’’
Woods signed for a completely aggravating 1-over 72, which left him at even-par for the event and 7 photographs out of the lead held by Justin Rose, considered one of his enjoying companions the previous two days, on the time his spherical ended.
Woods, who started his spherical on No. 10, threw away any probability at a good day when he carded bogeys on Nos. eight and 9, his closing two holes of the day.
Requested afterward if he was “steaming,’’ Woods responded, “Yeah, I’m. Not an excellent end.’’
Woods, who’s chasing his 82nd profession victory and 16th main championship win after his Masters triumph in April, then appeared forward to the weekend and tried to place a constructive spin on issues.
“Proper now, I’m nonetheless within the ball sport,’’ Woods stated. “There’s so many guys with an opportunity to win. We’ve received a protracted approach to go, and we’ll see the way it shapes up for [Saturday]. The golf course is usually a little bit quicker, somewhat bit extra springy than it was [Friday] and scores will proceed to again up somewhat bit.’’
Woods stated the USGA has the course “proper the place they need it,’’ including, “It’s only a matter of how a lot will it dry out from morning to afternoon. The fairways had been a bit gradual and gentle. I don’t suppose they put mowers on them this morning. And the quick areas, the run-ups, man, they’re agency. So in the event that they get the greens anyplace like that, it will likely be a hell of a check.’’
He stated he squandered some possibilities to get on a run in Friday’s spherical.
“I had a pair alternatives there [and] I missed a pair,’’ Woods stated. “However general, I stored leaving myself above the outlet. And in contrast to yesterday, after I missed it I missed the right spots beneath the outlet, [Friday], I by no means had that many seems from beneath the outlet. And the one I did have, I made at 11 [for his only birdie of the round].
“It’s only a matter of leaving the ball in the fitting spots. [Thursday] I did that and [Friday] I didn’t. I used to be above the outlet and I simply wasn’t as crisp as I wanted to be to place the ball beneath the outlet every shot.’’
Rose, who performed with Woods the primary two days, stated Woods’ sport appeared “shut,’’ including, “He simply hasn’t discovered the following gear get to get some momentum.’’