Tiger Woods did not look good on Wednesday at the Farmers Insurance Open. In fact, he arguably looked worse than when was last saw him shoot a career-worst 82 in Round 2 of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Woods played nine holes in a shortened pro-am delayed by fog. While on the practice range, Woods spent time talking to reigning FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel, who appeared to be trying to help Woods with his chipping yips. Horschel ranks well on the PGA Tour inside of 75 yards, where Woods is struggling most.
Perhaps Woods sought out Horschel’s help because there’s little visual evidence to suggest Woods’ practice since flying home from Phoenix on Friday has done much good. In fact, Golf Channel cameras captured Woods hitting a shank on the driving range (see above video at the 25-second mark) and continuing to chunk and blade chip shots on a course he’s won eight times as a pro.
Horshel will get to see what good came of Woods’ work and his tips for the next two days as the pair are grouped together for the opening two rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open with Rickie Fowler.