PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – For the first time in his career at the Players Championship, Tiger Woods puts two balls in the water at the par 17 hole and destroys an excellent start to his second round.  Woods pulled his first shot on the hole surrounded by water with a short iron, as it went long and left and rolled into the water. The hole played 146 meters. Then, from the 100-yard drop area, he made it a quadruple bogey 7 – his highest score in 69 holes on the TPC Stadium track. Woods had to take penalty drops after each water ball and then double-tipped from 20 feet.
It was the only ball in the water on the hole to that point.
Golf is difficult.
Tiger Woods puts two in the water at no. 17 💦 pic.twitter.com/xEqCMx04Z0
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019
Woods, who started at the back nine , birdied the 12, 13 and 16 holes to get to 5 under and tied for eighth in the tournament, two shots behind the leaders. The quadruple bogey released him back to 1 under and a 57th tie, just a shot inside the cut line.
The 80s PGA Tour winner opened the tournament on Thursday with a 2-under-par 70. In 17 previous shows in the tournament, Woods, 43, had five top 10 goals, including victories in 2001 and 2013.
Entry the day, Woods had met only four balls in the water over his career on the 17th.