Meantime Tiger Woods has an extra putter in his bag this weekend. The 147th Open is just three weeks away and places in the field at Carnoustie are available to the leading four players not already exempt who finish in the top 12 and ties. Tiger Woods -5 and T11 and Rickie Fowler -4 and T20 trail by four and five respectively, and -- along with Marc Leishman -6 and T7 -- represent the creme de la creme behind Hossler. Francesco Molinari and Abraham Ancer are tied for the lead as the golf begins on Sunday with Molinari posting his second straight 65 on Sunday, while Ancer climbed his way to the top with a 62 in Round 3. Chip: Tries for birdie and just misses the cup. It was nice to feel the putter swing again. Lands way right past the cart path.
Woods made 122 feet 5 inches of putts today, his most in a measured round since the final round of the 2015 Quicken Loans National. Other courses that were originally considered for the new tournament were in the , , and areas. He noted his traditional Scotty Cameron figures to return at some point in the future, but for now he's going to give his new putter a chance to help him return to form on the greens. Decent lie but didn't reach the fairway. Next week: The Greenbrier Classic. Still a long way to go though. Approach: Goes long but it curls back to give him a short birdie try.
Tiger Woods finds trouble on No. It was played in at in in August and was played at in in 2017. Second shot: Chunks it out of the rough with a wedge and onto the fairway. On July 10, 2018, it was announced that the would host the in 2019, replacing The National. It comes up short of the green in the fairway. Online: Fact box from Associated Press. He's struggling to string four good rounds together, but there have been flashes of title-winning form all year.
Woods finished near the bottom of the field in strokes gained putting, and what has been a strength throughout his career has suddenly turned into a question mark. Dozier, Detroit Free Press The Post reports that Woods wants to keep the event in the Washington area. Update: Tiger Woods is having a much better round on Friday than Thursday. The question for them now is not whether they'll be in the mix -- they will -- but rather how quickly both can get out of the gate as morning turns to afternoon on Day 3 at the Quicken Loans. The field may be weak, but we have ourselves a worthwhile leaderboard heading to the weekend at the. There is no title sponsor for this year's event, according to the Washington Post, which will be played June 28-July 1 in Potomac, Md.
Approach: Drops it past the hole but it spins back nicely. Woods had a roller third round, but he kept himself in contention for the tournament with a 68, putting him inside the top 10 entering Sunday. Fellow star Rickie Fowler also had a nice day in Round 2, firing a 4-under 66 with two straight birdies to end the day to get to 4 under for the tournament. As for the top of the , two dark horses will begin the day with the lead at 13 under. Round 1 is Thursday, June 28. After a Thursday in which neither broke par, Woods and Fowler charged hard on Friday morning as Woods got in the house and Fowler did so with a 4-under 66.
When I did I made a couple of birdies, which was nice, but I have to do a better job of giving myself some more chances. Approach: Tiger rips it just past the hole. Tee shot: Gets it down the middle of the fairway off the tee. Fowler and Woods will both get about 24 hours of rest before they tee off on Saturday afternoon in Round 3. Gay and Armour are both solid journeyman-type players. Our players are going to be showing up there and we're going to be playing for that amount of money. With 40 players bunched up at between 1 under and 3 under, Woods doesn't exactly need to make a huge move to slide into the top 10.
I was just hanging in there, hanging in there. Hit some poor tee shots and didn't really give myself a chance. You can follow the 2018 Quicken Loans National leaderboard as Andrew Landry and J. Woods yanked his drive so far left that I had a physical reaction when I saw it off the club face. Chip shot: Tiger chips it with great touch.
After the 2017 tournament, the sponsorship deal ended leaving The National with no sponsor for , scheduled for June 28 to July 1. I mean, the course is scoreable. I'm sure it will come back eventually, just one of those things. Tiger Woods return to the Quicken Loans National was an even mix of up and down moments in Round 1 on Thursday. Another low score Saturday would put him in the mix to potentially secure his first victory since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. Where would the tournament be played? Gets it under 10 feet for another birdie try.