Golf

Woods all wet at Quail Hollow

2010-04-29 18:14
Tiger Woods (AFP)

Charlotte - Tiger Woods sent drives on the 17th and 18th holes into the water and was seven shots behind the early leaders midway through the opening round at the Quail Hollow Championship on Thursday.

Following a five-month hiatus and ensuing sex scandal, Woods is playing his second US PGA Tour event this season and hoped to build on a tie for fourth at the Masters three weeks ago.

Things looked promising when Woods, off a rousing welcome from a chilly, early morning crowd, hit a near perfect tee shot on the 10th and birdied his opening hole.

Then Woods could barely keep anything straight.

A drive into the left rough on the 12th led to a bogey. He saved par from near a holly tree on the 15th.

Woods' water world began on the picturesque, challenging par 3, 17th hole. Woods' ball sailed into the water, his second try stuck to the green but he could not make the 30-footer left to save par.

Woods' problems continued on the par-4 closing hole when his drive ended up in a creek along the left side. He came up short of the green after the penalty stroke, then chipped to three feet for a bogey that dropped him to 3-over par at the turn.

That was well back of morning leaders Anthony Kim and Bo Van Pelt at 4-under par.

Read more on:    tiger woods
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
    04:00
  • SS4
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
    05:00
  • SS5
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
    05:59
  • SS7
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
    06:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.