Tiger Woods is back in action for the first time this week since missing the cut at the US Open.
The 14-time Major Champion joins Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, an event hosted outside Washington DC. Tiger scored a par 72 on Thursday, a round of 15 pars, two birdies and a double bogey.
Woods last played the event in 2015, when it was held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. He finished 18th. He missed the cut last year.
Woods beats on the back-nine at 8:20 ET alongside Marc Leishman and Bill Haas. Follow step by step analysis of his second round.
Hole 13 – Par 4
For the fourth time in a row, Tiger is ironing the tea, and this is perfect. His folding wedge in the green is just as beautiful, lands past the hole and turns around again to take another look at the bird. This is never broken for Tiger and misses properly. Par. 1-under 4 (1-under for the tournament)
Hole 12 – Par 3
152-yards today on No. 12, and Tiger finds the green, pin-up right the cup, about 20 feet. Chirp-Chirp-Chirp, Tiger responds with a birdie to return to 1-under 3 (1-under for the tournament).
While this bogey on # 11 was not big, it was clearly no momentum stopper after his birdie on # 10. Just dropping one shot after the hit into a hazard was a great result. Tiger looks like he's going to start this morning.
Hole 11 – Par 4
Like yesterday, Tiger has a solid start from tea. For the second hole in a row, he hit a beauty with an iron and is in the middle of the fairway. Oh boy. This went right, a complete Mishit, in a swamp danger. Tiger took a full swing just to get those 5 feet out of danger. His fourth shot is on the green, leaving a 5-foot putt behind to save the bogey. Back to even to 2 (even for the tournament)
Hole 10 – Par 5
Tiger takes off with an iron from the tee and finds the left fairway. His second shot from the fairway runs short of the green, giving him a chance to climb Birdie on his first hole. He went with the putter from the green here and left it short, north of 20 feet. This guy knows what he's doing because he lowers the birdie putt to 1-under 1 (1-under for the tournament).
That was a fantastic start for Tiger. He uses his length, finds a fairway and sinks a clutch stroke he struggled yesterday.