Tigers Woods is at risk of missing consecutive cuts for the first time in his professional career after shooting a 2-over 73 in the first round at the Frys.com Open on Thursday, putting him six shots off the lead.
In his first tournament in seven weeks, Woods went 13 holes between his only two birdies, indicating his efforts to revamp his game during the time off have not borne fruit.
''That's probably one of the worst putting rounds I've ever had,'' Woods said. ''I can't putt the ball any worse than I did today.''
Texas Open winner Brendan Steele opened with a 4-under 67 on a cool day at CordeValle with a few bursts of showers. He was joined in the lead by Briny Baird, Garrett Willis and Matt Bettencourt.
Woods fell out of the top 50 in the world ranking this week for the first time in 15 years, and it showed. The best golf in his group came from college student Patrick Cantlay, the No. 1 amateur in the world, who opened with a 2-under 69.
Woods was tied for 86th, although he ...