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Golf: Tiger struggling to make PGA cut after opening 74

Published on Aug 8, 2014 3:12 AM
 
Tiger Woods of the US reacts after finishing his play in the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. Woods looked less like a 14-time major champion and more like a 38-year-old with a recent history of nagging injuries.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOUISVILLE (AFP) - Tiger Woods shook off back spasms in only three days to play in the 96th PGA Championship, but his struggles off the tee could have him out by the weekend.

Looking less like a 14-time major champion and more like a 38-year-old with a recent history of nagging injuries, Woods fired a three-over par 74 Thursday to stand nine strokes off the pace.

"It wasn't very good," Woods said. "A lot of bad shots and I never got a putt to the hole. I hit all my lines. Just for some reason I thought they were going to be a little bit quicker and I didn't make the adjustment well enough.

"I had plenty of looks to turn my round around and post something even par, even under par." More in danger of missing the cut than making a run at the lead, Woods was confident the gap would close Friday.

 
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