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The Tour Report

February 10 2012

6:40 PM

Woods unable to capitalize on Monterey

Interview: Tiger Woods

Following his second-round 68, Tiger Woods talks to Fred Albers from SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio about his play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- For the second straight day, Tiger Woods shot 68 -- albeit this time on the par-70 Monterey Peninsula Country Club. And for a second straight day he put his ball in positions he wasn’t able to capitalize on.

Woods had just four birdies and two bogeys on the easiest course in the rotation. He also had 33 putts. A handful of those were misses from inside 10 feet.

“I was hitting the ball in the wrong spots,” said Woods, who is tied for 17th at 6 under after two rounds. “And the greens started to get a little bumpy with the softer conditions.”

Woods was referring to the impact the weather had with heavy mist and chilly temperatures enveloping the property late in the day -- a stark contrast to the pristine conditions Woods began his round in.

Through the first seven holes, Woods had three birdies. He had just one over the final 12 holes.

Woods also injured himself when he stuck his iron shot in the ground on a shot on the eighth hole. It didn’t appear to be serious or to hamper Woods, but he said, “It hurt like hell when I did it.”

What might hurt more is the fact that Woods is six shots back heading into the weekend.

Woods will play Pebble Beach on Saturday, where he’s had some of his fondest memories. But he also knows there’s a lot of ground to make up with some of the players ahead of him on the leaderboard set to play Monterey Peninsula in the third round.

“I’m going to have to shoot a low one [Saturday] to give myself a chance,” Woods said.