That was an unmitigated disaster. Usually that happens to somebody else, someone not named Tiger Woods. I've got to keep all the other structures pliable, and that's one of the issues of having a procedure like I did, that the forces have to go somewhere. I wanted him to take a look at it and see what he thought of where my setup looked like now versus all the times that I've putted well, and I've putted well with different postures throughout my career.
"Just judging the distance, balls going miles and would never stop in the fairways", Johnson said. He said if he had not hit first in the group, he might have taken something more off the first tee shot.
Woods then moved to the drop area and powered his short approach through the green and into the water a second time.
"The second wedge didn't really surprise me, it was too flat". "I figured I can handle an 80-yard shot, and obviously, I can't".
"Number wise and club wise, it shouldn't be that hard", he explained. "But we all know if you land it on top it's got a good chance of getting out of here. And that's the tricky part".
Woods had surged into contention with three early birdies before his quadruple-bogey, but kept his composure with a two-under front nine (his back nine) to post a 71 and a three-under total.
"I was pretty ticked, no doubt about that", Woods admitted after his round.More news: Hamilton fastest in 1st practice at Australian GP
Ryan Moore aces the famous par-3 17th in the first round of The Players Championship.
Tiger started and ended Round 2 five shots behind the leaders. "Especially by Saturday you can pretty much nearly predict who is going to be there come Sunday". It seems like the only thing he was missing was a weather map and graphics to show movement of the inbound system. "The course is in great shape, I still think you're going to see guys shoot some half-way decent scores". Other than 17 today, I really haven't done a whole lot wrong.
"When Fred won in '96 when I worked for him he was four back of the lead, shot 8 under and won by four", he said. "There's no way I would be leading, but I would be close enough to that lead, given the weekend and the forecast".
The Players Championship has gone green, with rye overseed making it lush, green and longer than when it was held in May on Bermuda grass that could be fast and fiery. It was in 2000, and Sutton made a six on the 17th hole in the third round. "I just need to go out there and put it together this weekend, because right now literally anybody who makes the cut has got a chance to win this tournament".
Woods was initially trying to hit something to 20-25 feet and leave with par, but that's the thing about Pete Dye's Stadium Course - you don't have to be looking for trouble in order to find it.
Woods also provided the following critique of the new Goldman trophy that accompanied him at the podium while addressing the media on Tuesday.