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Tiger Woods falters again on the major stage

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 16:38 hrs
Woods reclaims world No. 1 spot

Tiger Woods made a bogey on the final hole to cap another disappointing round at a major on Friday, sitting 10 shots off the lead and facing the likelihood of a fifth-straight year without adding to his tally of major victories.

Woods plodded through an even-par 70 at Oak Hill when there were 60s all over the place.

There were 37 players between leader Jason Dufner, who was at 9-under 131, and Woods.

"Just the way it goes," Woods said. "I need to hit it better than I have."


He has yet to break par through two days on a course that was ripe for the taking, the greens softened by plenty of rain and receptive to iron shots from the world's best players.

Woods is certainly one of those - maybe the best ever - but he simply can't find the magic that once made him such an intimidating figure in the Grand Slam events.

He has been stuck on 14 major titles since his victory at the 2008 U.S. Open.

Even in a year when Woods has five victories on the PGA Tour, three more than anyone else, he can't put it together in the events that really matter. In 14 rounds at the major championships, he has shot in the 60s only once.

"I'm going to have to put together a really good weekend," Woods said. "This golf course is pretty soft. It's definitely gettable. I've got to hit the ball in play and keep the ball near the hole so I can be aggressive with my putts."

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