Woods has never won a PGA Tour event from 10 shots behind going into the weekend. He won at Torrey Pines in 1999 when he was nine shots behind Ted Tryba. Woods has never made up more than a six-shot deficit on the weekend at Muirfield Village.
His tough day wasn’t nearly as bad as some of those around him.
Matt Every started the back nine with a birdie and finished it with a 44 on his way to an 84. Brendan Steele had an 81, while Innisbrook winner Kevin Streelman had an 80. And it proved far too tough for Guan Tianlang. The 14-year-old from China missed his second straight cut after a round of 79.
“Those greens are lightning fast,” Haas said. “I think that’s the biggest deal.”
Even more significant for Haas was how he played the par 5s. He is 7 under on them for the week.