Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands

The Loop

If you thought Tiger would go away quietly...

July 31, 2009

Think again. Woods, after an opening-round 71 at the Buick Open put him in jeopardy of missing the cut for the second tournament in a row, opened his round Friday birdie-birdie-eagle, the latter coming on the par-4 12th hole. He's jumped from a tie for 95th to a tie for 16th.

Incidentally, the last time Woods missed consecutive cuts in PGA Tour events was 1994, when he went 0 for 3 as a 19-year-old amateur.

UPDATE: Woods birdied his fourth hole, drove the green at his fifth hole, the par-4 14th, and had a two-putt birdie. He is now six-under par through five holes and in a tie for fifth.

FYI, his career low round is 61, which he's shot three times, most recently in this same tournament in 2005.

-- John Strege