Tiger Woods, in need of a bounce back round at East Lake in round two of the Tour Championship. Did not help his cause for a third (2007 & 2009) FedEx Cup title. After carding a 3-over 73 in his opening round on Thursday.
Beginning his round some five strokes off the lead. Woods began the day with a lot of promise. After opening with two straight pars. He was finally into red numbers for the first time at East Lake this week with a birdie on the par-4, third.
Back-to-back birdies on No. 8 and No. 9 had him making the turn at 32. Three-under on his round and back to Even par for the tournament.
His promising round would continue on the back nine.
Starting off just as he did off the front. Woods carded pars on No. 10 and No. 11. Another pair of birdies on No.'s 12 and 13; both par fours, would see his score dip into red numbers even further. He now set at 5-under on his round. And 2-under for the tournament.
From there, began a stretch of holes that very well may have cost Woods a shot at making a run on the weekend for the FedEx Cup.
A double-bogey on the par-4, 14th saw him slip back to Even par for the tournament, and 3-under on his round. Coupled with a bogey on No. 16, the worst was yet to come.
A wayward tee shot; meaning twenty yards left of the fairway, off the tee finding the water, forced Woods to take his third shot from somewhere near a set of forward tee boxes. Six strokes later on No. 17, followed by a par on the last, saw Woods card a second round 3-over 73 and fall into for 27th.
"I put everything I had into the start and didn't have anything left at the end. Ran out of Gas', said Woods after his second round at East Lake.
The number one player in the world now finds himself 12 strokes (at the time of this article) off the lead of Henrik Stenson. Who currently resides at 9-under par for the tournament.
It will take nothing short of something spectacular. Both from the leaders faltering and Woods shooting lights out over the next two days, for him to win his third FedEx Cup title.