Well, it's official: Tiger Woods isn't going to win his eighth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title this week. Sure, he still has 36 holes left and anything is possible, but based on the way he's looked on Firestone's green -- the words lost and confused come to mind -- there's no way he's going to make up 13 shots on Jim Furyk.
"I hit it good, made nothing, and we can all go eat now," Woods said after shooting 2-over 72.
For the second straight day, Woods' putter failed to make an appearance at Firestone. He needed 33 putts to get around the course during the opening round and another 29 on Friday. He's currently tied for 75th in the field in putts per round (31) and 73rd in strokes gained putting (-2.150), which obviously won't get it done.
While Woods isn't one to give up with two rounds of golf left, he's obviously going to have to change his expectations over the next couple of days. All but out of the tournament, the only thing that matters at this point is trying to fine-tune the swing and located the missing putting stroke before next week's PGA Championship.
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