If Tiger Woods is going to advance to East Lake in Atlanta for next week’s Tour Championship it’ll take a Herculean effort this weekend.
Woods suffered another disappointing day on Friday in the second round of the BMW Championship, making his way around Olympia Fields Country Club to the tune of 5-over 75. The 44-year-old walked off the course 8 over for the tournament tied for 56th place out of 69 players.
Woods’ round got off to a slow but steady start with four straight pars before the first of many dropped shots on the 5th. A double bogey on the 7th had the 15-time major champion 3 over at the turn and it didn’t get any better.
A lone birdie on the par-4 11th was immediately returned with a bogey on the 12th. Woods’ round ended with three straight bogeys on Nos. 14-16, including a third three-putt of the week, a consolation prize of a birdie on the 17th and a par on the 18th.
The second of three events in the PGA Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship is a no-cut event, meaning Woods will have two more rounds to try to right the ship before heading to next month’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot.