Tiger Woods was back on the golf course Thursday afternoon. However, he probably would rather have been somewhere else.
The 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills chewed up the world’s best golfer’s and spat them back out. Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, and Jason Day all found the course’s fury early on shooting 80, 77, and 79 respectively.
Tiger Woods didn’t fare much better in the afternoon. After 18 holes, Tiger finished the day with an 8-over 78.
He finished the day tied for 103rd. Lucky for Woods, the course played tough for the majority of those who played today, and he sits within just a few strokes of the potential cut line.
It’s a first-round 78 for Tiger. Currently 9 back. Stats: 9 of 14 fairways, 7 greens, 30 putts.
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) June 14, 2018
Tiger struggled with the putter today, consistently lipping out from 5-6 feet. Woods opened the round with a triple-bogey, which set the tone for his round.
He double-bogeyed back-to-back holes on the back nine before finishing the day with four consecutive pars.
Woods will need to stay around even par tomorrow if he wants any hope of making the cut.