Friday, July 31, 2009

Tiger charge

So far after the first 10 holes he's played, Tiger Woods has an eagle, six birdies, two pars and a bogie to move within four shots of the lead. Vaughn Taylor, who is 12 under for the tourney, also is playing well today, shooting 5 under through 14 holes.

Tiger's lone bogie so far came on 18 when he left his approach shot short of the pin, screamed his long putt way past the hole and missed the comeback putt. You could tell when he tapped in for bogie that he was upset - the ball nearly bounced out of the hole because he hit it a little hard.

John Daly is playing one group behind Woods, and Daly's approach shot sailed over the green and into the grandstands. After searching for it briefly, Daly started heading back down the fairway to hit again and take a penalty. But they finally found his ball, and he dropped on the right side of the green.

Daly, wearing something a little conservative for him today, chipped on and stopped his ball about five feet from the hole. All he had to do is putt it in for par - a miracle considering almost losing his ball.

But his first putt was terrible and rolled past the hole. Then his comebacker did a 360 around the edge. He then tapped in for a double.

And he followed that poor performance with a horrendous 10 on No. 1. He went out of bounds twice on the left, and bad shot after bad shot put him in the rough and the trees as he made his way down the fairway. Daly is in last place, and he will miss the cut.

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