PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – For the first time in his career at the players' championship, Tiger Woods put two balls in the water at the par-3 hole of 17, ruining a great start to his second round.  Woods threw his first shot on the hole surrounded by the water with a short iron, as he went for a long time and went to roll in the water. The hole was playing at 146 yards. Then from the 100-yard launch area, he did it again, leading to a quadruple-bogey 7 – his highest score in 69 holes at the TPC Stadium course. Woods had to take penalties after each ball of water and then two-putted by 20 feet.
Golf is difficult.
Tiger Woods puts two in the water on No. 1
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) 15 March 2019
Woods, who started on back nine, he had birdied the 12, 13 and 16 holes to get to 5 below and tied for the eighth in the tournament, two shots behind the leaders. The quadruple-bogey brought him back down to the draw for the 57th, a single shot inside the cutting line.
The 80-time PGA Tour winner opened the tournament Thursday with a 2 under 70. In 17 The previous tournament appearances, Woods, 43, had five top-10 placings, including victories in 2001 and in 2013.
Entering the day, Woods had hit only four balls in the water during his career at 17