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Tiger Woods passed the four-stroke standard in the Northern Trust

Tiger Woods passed the four-stroke standard in the Northern Trust

Tiger Woods started badly at the first FedEx Cup Playoffs event of 2019, when bogey five times and double-bogey once, scored +4 on August 8th.

The position of T116 made Tiger Woods stand in danger of being cut, because there were 81 golfer sounds after the first round. The worst player in the round is Patrick Rodgers, who is only one more than Woods. Liberty National Golf Club is not too difficult to play and under pleasant weather, many golfers get impressive points. Troy Merritt kept top of the table with -9, Dustin Johnson was right behind with -8, and Kevin Kisner and Jon Rahm both reached -7.

Woods still showed a poor performance like when he was cut off at The Open last month. He bogey three times in the first nine holes and double-bogey in the pit 14. Woods's first day of the day is on Hole 13, but in the last nine holes, he continues to bogey twice on holes 3 and 9. The remaining "Super Tiger" birdie on holes 1 and 6 is not enough to improve the +4 score he has in the first half of the round.

75 strokes is Woods' second bad figure in the opening rounds this season, only 78 more better at The Open. "I don't have a satisfactory tee shot and I don't make it well," said the 43-year-old star after the round. Woods only practiced ruffles and chips during rehearsals before the day of competition, raising suspicion that his back injury had not fully recovered.

The rate of putting the ball in the fairway after Woods driver is only 64% and the rate of putting the ball on the green is low at 55%. "It's a little uncomfortable on my back. But that's normal after a stressful day of play," Woods answered when asked about his physical condition. "I will have to find a way to get through the cut and continue to be on the weekend".

This is the third time Tiger Woods sticks in the opening round of this year's tournament. Both times before, at The Open and PGA Championship, the owners of 15 major titles were all cut off. If not playing four rounds at Liberty National Golf Club this week, Woods will still attend the BMW Championship next week thanks to the 32nd FedEx Cup score. However, Woods needs to reach the top 30 to play in the Tour Championship - the tournament he is currently defending champion.