Just his luck: there’s no cut this week at the Bridgestone. Tiger Woods probably would love to just head out of town now that he is 5-over par through two rounds. But this World Golf Championships event is one of those that does not have a cut, thus requiring him to withstand two more days.

           It’s a shock that Woods has played so poorly on a course that other guys are tearing up and especially on a course that he has dominated (7 previous wins).

           It was odd too that in his pre-tournament news conference Wednesday he said that he hasn’t been able to practice because he has been spending all of his time with his children. That was unusual for starters because many other tour pros have children—some of those golfers are estranged from their wives--and still find a little time for practice. It was strange, also, because it sounded like an excuse in advance. That’s a version of negative thinking, which is very unlike Woods.

          In any event, he was exasperated Friday. He bolted without having his usual media session. Woods always is held to a higher standard on that score—he talks to reporters after all of his rounds, good and bad, unlike many pros who believe they don’t have to say anything if they’re not in contention. I say it’s OK to give him a pass today. What’s he going to say anyway?

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