After two days of play Tiger Woods isn’t sure if he’s got plans this weekend, but it’s not looking good.
Woods made an electric return to PGA Tour action on Thursday at the 2023 Genesis Invitational, but on Friday the 82-time winner grinded his way to a 3-over 74 in Friday’s second round at Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles. He walked off the course 1 over for the tournament, T-68 and one shot outside of the then-projected cut.
Beginning on the back nine, Woods made consecutive bogeys after a shaky start on Nos. 12 and 13 but bounced back immediately with a pin-seeking birdie on the par-3 14th. Following another birdie on the 17th, Woods scratched and clawed his way around the front nine to keep his round at even par for the next six holes. A tough break and bad decision compounded for a bogey on No. 6 and he added another on No. 8 after a pair of poor swings to sit directly on the projected cut.
On the final hole of the day, Woods missed his ninth fairway of the day and came up short in the bunker with his approach. After splashing out and running off the green, Woods needed to hole his chip to remain on the projected cut line and nearly did. He instead lipped out for bogey and now must wait to see how the afternoon will play out.