His ambitions are far greater than simply extending his stay in Augusta by 48 hours. But knowing where he comes from, Tiger Woods qualifying for the 23rd time for the Masters in 24 participations, 13 and a half months after the car accident that nearly cost him his right leg amputation, is a new feat. to put to his credit already well charged.
After a first round under par (-1), the Tiger managed to limit the damage to the second, despite a catastrophic start to the game (4 bogeys on the first 5 holes). Losing less than the day before on his stakes (10 fairways hit out of 14 against 8 on Thursday), the American, 973e world, was suffering more from its wind-blown greens attacks.
I have to stay up there, in the red (under par) to give me a chance to be in the fight over the last nine holes on Sunday.
He draws on his mental resources to succeed 4 authoritarian birdies on holes 8, 10, 13 and 14 and thus mitigate the consequences of two new bogeys at 11 and 12. At +1 in total (71 + 74), Woods has his place hot for the weekend which reassured him above all. “It was windy, it was spinning a lot, I made a few mistakes and bad swings on top of it all.”he pointed out at the exit of the scoring. I was telling Joe (LaCava, his caddy), it’s harder, let’s try to get in the by tonight, one way or another. It was hard but everyone drooled over it. Some a little less like JT (Justin Thomas) or Scottie (Scheffler). But I passed the cut, I have the opportunity to play this weekend on the course that Augusta National wants to see, that is, drier, faster and it will be a big test. »
Asked about his fitness after 36 holes, Woods quickly burst out laughing: “Well … I don’t feel as good as I would have liked to be, but that’s fine!” I’m here this weekend and tomorrow will be a big day. It will be cool, it will be hard, still windy, I have to stay up there, in the red (under par) to give me a chance to be in the fight over the last nine holes on Sunday. »