Tiger Woods in danger of missing cut at British Open

Tiger Woods loves the Old Course.

It doesn’t always love him back.

Thursday was one of those difficult days – far more turbulent than the mild weather – when Woods immediately threw a bad break and then struggled to find his touch on the surprisingly sluggish greens, shooting a six over par 78 that put him in jeopardy Missed the cut at the British Open.

“Well, probably the highest score I could have gotten,” he said after a round of two bogeys and two double bogeys through the first seven holes. “Didn’t get off to a good start. Hit a good tee shot of 1 and landed in the middle of a fresh divot.”

The combination of an imperfect shot from that divot and a wall of wind caused him to hit his next shot with a jump into the Swilcan Burn, which cuts the course.

That was a bad omen for a player who has won two of his three Claret Jugs at St Andrews. Along with Jack Nicklaus, he is one of only two players to have won multiple Opens there.

Woods had several three-putts and frequently missed the hole.

“I was struggling to hit the putts hard enough,” he said. “They looked faster than what they placed and I struggled with that.”

Tiger Woods plays from the 17th tee in the first round of the British Open on Thursday.

Tiger Woods plays from the 17th tee in the first round of the British Open on Thursday.

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He’s in a bind for Friday because he has to do a low lap and the weather can change at any moment and make the course significantly more difficult.

“Looks like I’ll have to turn 66 tomorrow to have a chance,” he said. “So obviously it’s done. guys did it today. And that’s my responsibility to go ahead and do it tomorrow. Gotta do it.”

American Cameron Young had a day that was the polar opposite of Woods when he hit a 64. Quite a debut. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that -8 was the lowest score in a player’s first round of the British Open since 1934.

“I don’t think I played a perfect round of golf,” Young said. “I think it’s just like that – I did really well. And I think we sort of figured out what you need to do out there.

Meanwhile, Woods didn’t come close to matching his set pieces on points but wasn’t entirely unhappy with the way he hit the ball.

“I didn’t really feel like I hit it that bad, but I ended up in bad spots,” Woods said. “Or maybe some weird things just happened. And exactly how to do it. Left is like that. And this golf course is like that. And like I said, I’ve had my chances to flip it and put it in the right direction, and I didn’t.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-07-14/tiger-woods-optimistic-british-open Tiger Woods in danger of missing cut at British Open

Emma Bowman

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