Woods continues to be frustrated by putting at Firestone
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Woods continues to be frustrated by putting at Firestone

You're hot, then you're cold. You're yes, then you're no. You're in, then you're out. You're up and you're down.

Tiger Woods isn't Katy Perry, though they do have a divorce in common, but the world No. 2 has been hot and cold with his putting this season. At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the flat stick is coated in a sheet of ice at sticky Firestone CC.


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Woods shot 2-over 72 on Friday in the second round to trail leader Jim Furyk by 13 shots heading into the weekend. Afterward, he offered a curt summary of his round.

"I hit it good, made nothing, and we can all go eat now," he said.

Woods took 29 putts on Day 2, four fewer than the first round, but continues to struggle with consistency.

"I get in these little spells where it's hot or cold," he said. "Generally I was a decent putter over the years, but lately it's been very streaky, I'm making everything or I make nothing."

It's not the first time Woods has sung that refrain, but he saw a clear difference in his first and second round efforts.

"Yesterday was bad putts," he said. "Today I had good speed and just still not quite right.  And the putts I did pure, they were just lipping out.  So that's fine.  But I just need to get more consistent where I just don't hit a bad putt."

He felt he might be onto something at the 17th hole of the day which, he hopes, will carry over into the weekend and down to South Carolina for the PGA Championship.

"[I]t was more path than anything else," he said of his divorced stroke. "I had my lines good, but it's just setting my path out. I was trying to marry the two."

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