Tiger Woods sinks crucial birdie on final hole to make cut in comeback event the Farmers Insurance Open

TIGER WOODS had the individuals round him falling about with laughter as he recalled seeing a unadorned couple romping on the seashore on a earlier go to to Torrey Pines.

And the former world No 1 loved his personal completely satisfied ending, as a crucial birdie at the final hole ensured he would make the cut in his eagerly-awaited comeback event, the Farmers Insurance Open.

 Tiger Woods just made the cut in his comeback event at the Farmers Insurance Open

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Tiger Woods simply made the cut in his comeback event at the Farmers Insurance Open

Woods was responsible of some X-rated stuff himself, particularly off the tee. He hit simply three fairways, and often had the spectators diving for canopy with some wild drives.

He flirted with the cut line all day, however his sensible brief recreation got here to his rescue, a lot to the aid of his large military of followers.

He clawed his means again from two over par to one beneath with 4 late birdies, though there was virtually a depraved sting in the tail. A seventeenth hole bogey threatened to have him packing his luggage, earlier than the profitable salvage operation at the final.

Regardless of the information that he confronted a grim battle to make it via to the weekend, Woods was in a enjoyable-loving temper early on.

 Tiger Woods flirted with the cut line all day

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Tiger Woods flirted with the cut line all day
 Tiger Woods sank a crucial birdie on the final hole to make the cut

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Tiger Woods sank a crucial birdie on the final hole to make the cut

He took nice delight in pointing to the shoreline simply behind certainly one of the tee bins, and figuring out the actual spot the place the pair have been frolicking – oblivious to the proven fact that certainly one of the largest tournaments on the calendar was happening.

Woods, forty two, broke into an enormous grin as he recalled the story – however he had valuable little else to smile about in his first 9 holes.

As an alternative of the victory bid his supporters have been hoping for, the former world No 1’s return to motion descended right into a grim wrestle, and his expression grew increasingly more stony-confronted.

Beginning on the par 5 tenth on the simpler North Course – with a driveable par 4 to comply with – ought to have provided Woods the good alternative to make the quick begin he wanted after a so-so first spherical seventy two.

 Tiger Woods struggled with his long game at the Farmers Insurance Open

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Tiger Woods struggled together with his lengthy recreation at the Farmers Insurance Open

That even par begin left him outdoors the projected cut line, however he did himself no favours by carving his tee shot to date left it was nearer to the first fairway on the South Course than the stretch of brief stuff he was aiming for.

It was a style of issues to come, and Woods had to accept par after that. He then did properly not to drop a shot at the eleventh after a careless chip from simply in need of the inexperienced ran by means of the again.

He poured in an eight footer for par, however failed to repeat the trick for birdie on the 202 yard twelfth after an excellent seven iron – simply his greatest shot up to now.

However one other wiild drive on the thirteenth – once more lacking means to the left – pressured Woods to take a penalty drop.

 Tiger Woods' comeback has been slow but is still into the next round

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Tiger Woods' comeback has been sluggish however continues to be into the subsequent spherical

That led to a double bogey six that dropped him to two over par, and at joint one hundred and twenty fifth in the 156-man area – with solely the prime seventy assured to make it by way of to the weekend – the cut line seemed a great distance off.

Bu issues began to change at his tenth hole, the place Woods drained a fifty footer for his first birdie.

That introduced a trademark Tiger roar adopted by the fist pump that was by no means distant when he was racking up his 14 Main victories.

 Tiger Woods looked relieved once the round was over and he was through

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Tiger Woods appeared relieved as soon as the spherical was over and he was via

His monster birdie putt was greeted by a loud yell of “Means to go Tiger, proper in the intestine – you possibly can nonetheless win this.”

That isn’t going to occur, particularly with Ryan Palmer ten photographs forward of Woods, with defending champion Jon Rahm only a shot behind the chief.

However Woods offered hope of a brighter future with additional birdies at the fifth and seventh, earlier than placing his followers by way of the wringer once more over the closing stretch.

This was the first time Woods had survived the cut in a full area event since August 2015, and he commented: “I fought exhausting to publish the quantity I wanted, however it was enjoyable to be on the market competing once more.

“Preventing like that’s one thing I’ve achieved my complete profession. I had to hii some actually good photographs on that again 9, and I did that.

“It’s been an extended 12 months battling again from the surgical procedure, and I’m nonetheless making an attempt to get my really feel again. It’s one factor to hit photographs in follow – you’re going to hit them additional with the adrenaline going, and I’m nonetheless studying how a lot additional.”

TIGER WOODS had the individuals round him falling about with laughter as he recalled seeing a unadorned couple romping on the seashore on a earlier go to to Torrey Pines.

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