Tiger Woods misses lower as return falls flat at Farmers Insurance coverage Open
Tiger Woods’s a lot anticipated return to the PGA Tour after an absence of 17 months ended prematurely on Friday with a missed lower on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open exterior San Diego.
After struggling to a four-over-par 76 with a rusty show within the opening spherical on the tougher south course at Torrey Pines, Woods adopted up with a good 72 on the revamped north format to complete 4 pictures exterior the projected minimize line.
It’s the sixth time in his previous 12 begins on the PGA Tour that the previous world No1 has not superior to the weekend, with 5 missed cuts and a withdrawal throughout that span.
“It’s irritating not with the ability to have an opportunity to win the match,” mentioned Woods. “Total immediately was loads higher than yesterday, I hit it higher, I putted properly once more. We mounted a couple of issues whereas I used to be enjoying as we speak which is nice.
“I would like extra rounds underneath my belt and extra taking part in time and that’s what I’m attempting to do.”
Justin Rose is having a significantly better time of it as he leads by one shot on eight below. The Englishman, the in a single day entrance runner, left it late to steal the lead as after two birdies have been chalked off by back-to-back bogeys at 14 and 15, he sank a 10-foot birdie on the 18th to card a one-under-par 71. That leaves the Olympic champion one shot away from Canada’s Adam Hadwin and America’s Brandt Snedeker.
“I’m proud of that to be sincere,” Rose stated. “I used to be going alongside actually properly and enjoying pretty and felt like I used to be in management however this golf course will get robust as you flip again into the breeze. It’s very nice to complete with a birdie on 18.”
Woods shall be made to really feel higher about his early exit by a number of different massive names becoming a member of him in lacking the minimize. World No1 Jason Day, No3 Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler additionally did not make it past the opening two rounds.