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Golfweek’s Steve DiMeglio spoke with Tiger Woods ahead of The Players Championship and got an update on the superstar’s health.
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Pete and Alice Dye struck hard at Tiger Woods Friday at The Players Championship.

Their iconic island green on No. 17 of the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass turned the greatest golfer of his generation into a routine duffer during Round 2 of the PGA Tour’s signature event.

Woods strode up to the tee on No. 17 at 5-under, just two shots off the lead. He limped off the island at 1-under, after a disastrous quadruple-bogey seven on the PGA Tour’s most famous, if not infamous hole.

Woods’ first two shots on the hole ended up in the water and the resulting calamity left the 80-time winner on Tour humanized – if not humiliated – in front of a packed gallery and a somewhat-shocked live online and TV audience.

Woods birdied the opening on Thursday when it was 121 yards.

Friday, the opening was enjoying at 146 yards with the pin placement on the mid-left facet close to the again of the inexperienced. His first shot was pulled to the far facet and ever-so-slowly rolled off the inexperienced and into the drink.

From the drop zone, Tiger hit one other into the water. This one bounced as soon as earlier than discovering the water.

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He discovered the inexperienced along with his second shot from the drop zone. He had a 20-footer to make for a triple, however missed. He two-putted for the quadruple-bogey seven.

It was his worst rating ever on the opening in PGA Tour play. Earlier than 17, Woods had simply putted 12 instances on the day. He started the day at No 10.

Now, he sits perilously near the cutline in an occasion the place he is by no means missed the reduce.

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