Tiger Woods has survived the tragic return of the British Open. The three-time champion lost his chance to look thinner on Thursday when he fared 78-more at St Andrews 6-8.
Woods is expected to make his debut at the British Open since 2019, with Clarett Jug twice mentioned.
However, the 15-time first-round winner did not recover from double-boge after being shot in poor form.
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Woods missed the Open last year due to a car accident in February 2021 and will need major surgery on his right leg.
The physical impact of the accident was evident when he walked the course for more than six hours on a broken game day.
“It was a long, slow day,” Woods said.
This was always on the calendar to be good enough to play it, and I, for one, did not do a very good job.
Another double-shooter fired three and four shots at the 46-year-old, who fired more than six shots.
On the 9th and 10th, there were flashbacks of Old Woods in back-to-back birds, and on the 15th 376-meter drive, they enjoyed huge galleries following every American hit.
However, the Boggers at 11, 13 and 16 left behind nine 14 shots after leader Cameron Young.
The top 70 players and connections were cut after two rounds.
Only seven on the field have scored worse than Woods in the first round, leaving the all-time greats in 146th and needing a major change on Friday to extend the race to the weekend.
“I think I have to shoot 66 tomorrow to get a chance,” Woods added.
“It was done, people did it today. This is tomorrow’s responsibility to move forward and work. I have to do it.”