Tiger Woods didn't have much go right in the second round. He missed fairways (10 of them) and a lot of putts. The result was a 71, making this the third time this year that he shot in the 60s in the opening round and didn't break par in the next round.
"I didn't hit the ball well. I didn't putt well. I didn't do anything well," Woods said.
Woods said that his recovery from back surgery has been progressing, but he acknowledged that he's still not where he wants to be physically.
"Everything's going pretty good," Woods said. "I've gotten a little bit better, and the good news is I'm still getting stronger. I've still got a long way to go as far as my strength and explosiveness compared to what I'm used to feeling, but all that's coming around."
Woods, who has won the Bridgestone a record eight times, still held out hope when he finished. Only seven behind, he figured that could be made up easily on the weekend. But that was before Garcia posted his 61, and Woods thus was 10 shots out of the lead.
Someone relayed Woods' comments to Garcia, that he thought making up a seven-shot deficit was doable.
"He's 10 back," Garcia replied.