Clearly a little bit upset with his first two rounds of play at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National, Tiger Woods took his frustrations out on a chest as he exited his own tournament for the weekend. Instead of playing for the trophy, he will have to settle for handing the trophy to one of the four players at the top this weekend.
Woods, who has missed more than three months following back surgery, shot a horrendous second-round 75 left him at the opposite end of the scorers board with a 7 over par for two days.
“I missed the cut by four shots,” Woods said. “That’s a lot.”
“A lot of positives to take away from these last two days,” Woods said. “Even though I missed the cut by four shots — the fact that I was even able to play. I had no setbacks. I got my feel for playing tournament golf. I made a ton of little, simple mistakes — misjudging things and missing the ball on the wrong sides and just didn’t get up-and-down on little simple shots. Those are the little things I can correct, which is nice.”
So where does it leave this tournament for the weekend without any notables at the top of the leaderboard? Probably a bit more empty of an entourage following the group of golfers that had Jason Day and Jordan Spieth.
“If it were anybody else, I would say that I would expect kind of a struggle,” said Jordan Spieth, who played with Woods. “But you just never know with Tiger. And you know, it showed the brilliance that he has — and that he’s capable of doing. He just got a couple of rounds under his belt.”
Australian Marc Leishman, his 20-year-old countryman Oliver Goss, 23-year-old American Patrick Reed and former U.S. Amateur champ Ricky Barnes, all at 6-under 136 through two rounds.