Woods eyes driving improvement at Sawgrass

  • Woods eyes driving improvement at Sawgrass

Woods eyes driving improvement at Sawgrass

Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will play in The Open this July at Carnoustie. "It was more disappointing, I feel like I've got all this talent".

"So I love that we're paired together", Mickelson, a five-time major victor, told reporters earnestly. He made his fourth double-bogey in two days at the par-3 13th hole, his fourth hole of the day, and while his six birdies Friday were a vast improvement over the day before, he never threatened to make the cut. "It didn't work out that way". Mickelson shot +1 on Friday, putting him at +8 overall, which is well out of the running to make the cut.

The drivable par 4 finds the fairway, leaving a short wedge to the green.

"Well, I got to shoot something in the probably mid 60s both days to get myself up there to have a chance or something", he said. "But I don't know, today I drove it well and hit some nice shots and rolled in a few putts, it adds up to a good score".

Woods has not played at the major since 2015. Can one of the long-time rivals make a move heading into the weekend?

The Irish Open has already received one major boost after sponsors Dubai Duty Free committed to a four-year extension of its sponsorship deal with an agreement running through to 2022. (Reuters) - Englishman Paul Casey has withdrawn from the Players Championship because of a back injury, the PGA Tour announced on Wednesday. Woods was best of the bunch with an even-par 72 but that was hardly what the PGA Tour had in mind when it grouped the best two players of their generation with the popular Fowler at TPC Sawgrass.

As the last of the afternoon wave teed off, the leaders in the clubhouse - Charl Schwartzel and Patrick Cantlay - were at 10 under and the cut line sat at 1 under.

"I've got the best seat in the house", Fowler said. "I had a lot of fun, I enjoyed being with the guys, I just had a poor finish". "And I just kind of ran out at the end", he said.

The hoopla surrounding Woods and Mickelson won't go away anytime soon, and in this instance anyway, it felt deserved.

The 29-year-old Fowler flashed it again during the final round at the Masters last month, making five birdies over the final 11 holes and putting pressure on victor Patrick Reed. If January's overtime victory at Torrey Pines was a test of mind and body, his two-stroke triumph last week is even more impressive considering he had something much closer to his C game for the week. McIlroy shot 71, with Thomas at 73 and Spieth - who hit three balls in the water over his first eight holes - shooting 75.