Tiger shoots a mediocre 70, leaving him 10 shots behind the leader. While others were tearing up the course, Tiger's putting woes had him stuck in neutral. With 4 birdies, all Tiger had to do was play par golf on the remaining 14 holes. The sorry record:
1. 3-Putts at the 14th and 16th - including misses from 3 feet and 5 feet. Tiger actually drove the green on the 14th, then 3-putted for par.
2. Missed Par putts at the 2nd and 11th - from 6 and 10 feet.
3. Missed Birdie Putts at the 10th and 13th - from 10 feet and 7 feet.
4. Tiger birdied 4 holes. But the putts were from 2 feet, 8 feet, 5 feet, and 10 feet.
Tiger had another 5 Birdie chances with putts of 18-25 feet, and missed them all.
Given his great Iron play and chipping, Tiger should have shot a 65. Supposedly, Tiger dislikes "slow" greens - so the soft/wet conditions may be to blame. OTOH, as Golfers age their putting skills decline, and become more erratic.
He still has a chance. But he will have to shoot at least a 66 tomorrow and something similar on Sunday. There are simply too many golfers 6-10 shot ahead of him. After his Bridgestone triumph, the Yahoos were proclaiming Tiger a "lock" for the PGA - now the same Yahoos regard him as "finished".