tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com May 26, 2018


Peterson's 2 eagles carries him to Wells Fargo lead; Tiger struggles

05 May 2018, 01:54 | Susie Olson

Peterson's two eagles carry him to lead at Quail Hollow

Woods shows no sign of rustiness as Wells Fargo Championship beckons

He had only seven birdie opportunities inside 20 feet, even though he kept the ball in play for the most part.

Tiger Woods' first round since the Masters left him perplexed and questioning his putting.

Following his disappointing tie for 32nd in the Masters, Woods said he put his clubs in the closet for 10 days and got away from the game. My feels just aren't matching up with the speed of these greens. They're on the slower side. Putts I missed yesterday, I was blocking them, trying to hit them the right pace. What I was feeling and sensing just didn't match up. He stretched out both arms in mock celebration after his 2-over 74 that got him just inside the cut line. I just didn't make anything today. "Just a odd combo to have firm but a little bit on the slower side".

Woods three-putted twice for bogey, including the par-3 sixth hole when he had a downhill birdie chance from about 18 feet. Those two (Reed and Koepka) missed it left and that's all I was committed to - understanding that putt wasn't going to break. He didn't birdie any of the par 5s after being in greenside bunkers on two of them and leaving himself a 6-foot birdie putt on the other. Playing his first tournament since switching from Nike irons to TaylorMades, Woods displayed few issues with the transition, hitting 13 of 18 greens in regulation and carving several shots in to hard hole locations.

Woods, healthy again after a spinal fusion more than a year ago, is playing his seventh tournament of the year.

"I just can't believe how long this golf course has become", he said. "More bunkers are in play, they're more hard to carry, and some of the greens have more slope".


Since that time, Quail Hollow underwent alterations in advance of the 2017 PGA Championship, including a different strain of grass on the greens.

On a day when two-times Wells Fargo victor Rory McIlroy started with a smooth three-under-par 68, Peterson made consecutive eagles for a sizzling 65 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.

Rory McIlroy, a two-time victor at Wells Fargo, was among 10 players at 68. After finishing his round and speaking to the media, Woods went to a practice green to work on his putting. He tees off in the second round at 7:40 a.m. on Friday.

Woods is making his first appearance in the event since missing the cut in 2012.

Woods is trying to avoid the 18th missed cut of his career on the PGA Tour as a pro (19th worldwide) and a third missed cut at Quail Hollow.



Other News

loading...
loading...

Trending Now

What Facebook crisis? Ad sales skyrocket to $11.8 billion, users don't #delete
But the daily active users metric does indicate that Facebook did not see a material change in user behavior. The firm is best known for its collaboration with Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.

Facebook Announces Expansion of AR Across its Apps at F8 2018
Facebook partnered up with Sketchfab, which provides a library of models you can download and use in your own projects. M Suggestions now operate in 11 countries and are available in English, German, Spanish, French, and Thai.

The Fed's preferred inflation measure nears its 2% target
Consumer prices stayed flat in the month of March itself, while consumer prices minus volatile food and energy rose 0.2 percent. Backed by the full faith and credit of the USA government, it is one of the most popular debt instruments in the world.

Japan can't stomach dish on menu for Kim Jong Un summit
Moon and Kim may settle for interim agreements on the non-nuclear issues, pending the summit between Trump and Kim. The fate of a planned Trump-Kim meeting, possibly next month, is also linked to what happens Friday.

Comcast makes formal bid of £22 billion for Sky
This was its fourth consecutive quarter of subscriber losses. "It has great people and a very strong and capable management team". It has expanded its "X1" smart-video platform, raised internet speeds and launched a new wireless cellphone service.

'Major Development' in Golden State Killer Case, Authorities Say
Like they did for Edward Wayne Edwards , twenty-nine years after he killed Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew, in Sullivan, Wisconsin. McNamara never lived to finish the book, I'll Be Gone In the Dark, or get it published after she suddenly died in 2016 .

American Gods season 2 teaser announces start of filming with new showrunner
Network Starz later announced that Jesse Alexander (Alias, Lost ) would serve as the new showrunner on American Gods season 2. American Gods has started work on its second season and according to Neil Gaiman , they are ready to rock - literally.

Stormy Daniels Sues Trump Again, This Time For Defamation
The new suit, filed Monday in the Southern District of NY , claims an April tweet from Trump is "false and defamatory". Daniels, through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, claims that that particular tweet amounts to an act of defamation.

Conte backs Cahill for England World Cup spot
The Blues lost 2-1 to United and 1-0 to City and Christensen was arguably at fault for all three goals Chelsea conceded. I'm sure that the coach will take the best decision for the national team.

David Alton comments on Alfie Evans case
His parents, however, have fought for months to take him to a hospital in Italy, where he would be kept on life support. His dad, Tom, says that Alfie is doing surprisingly well, over 60 hours after having been removed from life support.