CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods didn’t entirely hurt his chances in the British Open.
Better yet, he didn’t hurt anyone in the gallery.
Woods still walked away Friday realizing he made it a little tougher on the weekend at Carnoustie if he wants to end a decade without winning a major. A rugged start, a strong recovery, a few putts for birdie, a few he missed for par, and it added to an even-par 71.
“I could have cleaned up the round a little bit,” he said.
He was tied for 29th, six strokes behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner.
The wildest moment on a wet day in Scotland came on the second hole, when Woods hit his drive well to the right on the side of a dune. The grass was deep enough that it was certain to twist the club on impact. Woods asked the gallery to move back because he would have to start it to the right with the golf ball well above his feet.