Tiger Woods acquired off to a superb begin in his first WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play look since 2013, profitable his opening match towards Aaron Sensible Three-up on Wednesday.
The Massive Cat’s second match on Thursday towards Brandt Snedeker turned out to be a unique story.
It was a superb battle, with Woods and Snedeker tying the primary two holes with pars.
Snedeker then claimed the primary lead of the day, draining a 13-foot putt for birdie on the 430-yard par-Four third gap.
Woods introduced the match again to all sq. with a par on the fourth gap when Snedeker hit his tee shot into the native space in entrance of the inexperienced and made bogey.
Each gamers hit the inexperienced on the driveable par-Four fifth gap and two-putted for birdie to stay tied. Snedeker then birdied Nos. 6 and seven to go 2-up.
Woods answered by draining a 25-foot birdie putt on on the eighth gap to chop Snedeker’s result in 1-up, and each gamers parred the ninth gap to take care of Snedeker’s lead on the midway level.
Three extra pars adopted on Nos. 10, 11 and 12, after which Woods acquired into some bother.
After hitting his tee shot into the left-side water, his restoration shot went over the inexperienced and he did not get it up and down, settling for a double bogey. Snedeker made bogey, nevertheless it was sufficient to go 2-up with 5 holes to play.
Woods fought again with a wonderful 170-yard method to 2 toes on the 14th gap, which he drained for birdie to get again to 1-down.
Tiger Woods with an ideal putt.
He knew this one was in. 💯 pic.twitter.com/HvMA0HNZl8
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 28, 2019
Each gamers parred the par-Four 15th gap, however an errant drive into the left-side tough on No. 16 proved pricey for Tiger, establishing a bogey. Snedeker parred and went 2-up with two holes to play.
When Woods did not win the 17th gap (he missed his 23-footer for birdie), the match was over, and Snedeker triumphed, 2&1.
Woods’s report is now 1-1-Zero (one level) whereas Snedeker’s in 1-Zero-1 — he tied his match with Patrick Cantlay on Wednesday — which is price 1.5 factors.
Cantlay additionally received his Thursday match towards Aaron Sensible, so he too is 1-Zero-1 with 1.5 factors.
Just one participant strikes on from every group into the spherical of 16. To ensure that Tiger to proceed, he might want to win his Friday match towards Cantlay, and Sensible might want to beat Snedeker.
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