Although Tiger Woods played near-perfect golf for 17 holes in Round 2 of The Players Championship, a costly quadruple-bogey on TPC Sawgrass' famed island green limited to him to a 1-under 71.
Tiger, who started Friday's round on the back nine, opened with two quick birdies and jumped to 3-under with another red number on 16. He walked toward the vaunted 17th only two shots behind the leaders.
His tee shot on the 146-yard par 3 landed on the putting surface but rolled off the back and trickled into the water. His third shot after a drop was even worse, as he pulled a 100-yard wedge that had no chance of staying dry. Woods finally hit the center of the green and two-putted for a quadruple-bogey seven.
"The second wedge didn't really surprise me, it was too flat," Woods said of his third shot, according to Golf Channel's Tiger Tracker. "The first one I hit surprised me."
Woods' seven on No. 17 marks his highest score on the island green in 69 career rounds at TPC Sawgrass, according to Mark Long of The Associated Press.
He added two birdies on his closing nine to finish at 3-under for the tournament, securing his spot to play the weekend.
"Anyone who makes the cut has a chance," he said.
Tiger started and ended Round 2 five shots behind the leaders.