Tiger Woods has never missed consecutive cuts in his professional career.
He avoided that ignomy Friday by rebounding from an untidy opening round at the Frys.com Open with a 3-under par 68 that showed signs of promise.
"I don't like missing cuts, period," Woods said afterward.
"If I miss the cut, that means you can't win the tournament on the weekend.
"I've got a shot at it this weekend."
He does have a shot, albeit a long one.
The old Tiger, the pre-Thanksgiving, 2009 model, might even have been one of the favourites despite being seven shots behind clubhouse leader Paul Casey.
But for this model Tiger Woods, the next two days at CordeValle should be more about fixing the glitches.
Woods played the first two rounds here with Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion.
The South African they call Shrek had only played with Woods once before, at Doral in 2008.
I asked him how Woods' game had changed in the intervening three ye...