After the second round of the Honda Classic, Tiger Woods had to feel a little bit like Hans Brinker. You remember, he was the kid from Holland who kept putting his fingers in the dam to stop leaks, but ran short of fingers before he ran out of leaks. On Thursday at the PGA National Champion Course, The world’s number two golfer stopped the leaks caused by his putter, but picked up a leak in his sand game.
It seemed like every time the camera’s would switch to Tiger during Friday’s second round, his ball was either in a sand-trap, in a sand trap under the lip, or in a sand trap buried. On the thirteenth hole, his ball looked like a fried egg, and by the time Mr. Woods finished breakfast, he would visit the gallery behind the green, and put a double bogey on his scorecard.
Unlike Rory McIlroy, who got tired of playing in the sand box(and went home), Tiger stuck around to finish his round of golf, and spent most of his post round interview trying to answer questions from the press about why Rory withdrew from the tournament, and left the premises.
Let’s think about that for a minute…Tiger Woods was in a press conference, and all they wanted to talk about was Rory. imagine that, now he knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the fence.
During the day, the cut line seemed to hop back and forth between +1 and even par, and when the dust settled, in this case, the sand, Tiger Woods snuck in under the wire at even par, and will have an early tee time on Saturday morning. Woods shot even par for the second day, and will begin third round play, nine strokes off of the pace set by rookie, Luke Gutherie.
The one thing you can say about Tiger Woods, he will be there, even if he runs out of fingers, and the dam is still leaking.
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