Tiger Woods took 33 putts to get around Firestone CC in even-par 70 on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. It felt to him like it took 39 more than that.
"Unfortunately once I got to the greens, probably I think I averaged about four putts per hole, so it was a great day on the greens," he said sarcastically after his round which leaves him seven shots behind leader Jim Furyk.
Woods had little explanation for the poor putting, but did practice extensively after his round.
"I hit bad putts," he said. "My speed was off. The putts that I pured, I didn't make. And then the bad putts didn't have a chance."
The round was a microcosm of his three-win season - sometimes great, sometimes poor.
"I was launching it out there," he said. "I was hitting some good drives. Ball was carrying. I was shaping it both ways, which was good. I hit a lot of good iron shots, as well."