Tiger Woods shot a four-under 68 in the second round of The Players Championship at Sawgrass, prompting anticipation about his ability to make a run for the trophy over the weekend. But after shooting an even-par 72 on Saturday, he finds himself 10 strokes behind 54-hole leader Kevin Na.
As Woods seemingly always says after rounds, he was happy with how he played, even though it didn't manifest in a low score. "I played well today and didn't get anything out of that round," he said. "It was probably the most solid I've hit the golf ball all year actually. Even though I hit a couple off‑line, but they were just hit dead‑flush. I just got nothing out of the round."
A significant development in Woods' prolonged comeback to rejoin the golf world's elite has been his quest to get fully healthy. Following Saturday's round, he opened a window into just how long that's taken him:
Q. How long ago did you put the metal spike back in the cleats?
TIGER WOODS: I started at Quail Hollow last week.
Q. What was the change?
TIGER WOODS: My knee is finally healthy enough to take the pounding.