Tiger Woods is in danger of missing the weekend at the WGC Match Play.
After battling with Brandt Snedeker and coming up short after 17 holes, Woods now sits at 1-1 while Snedeker and Patrick Cantlay lead the group at 1-0-1. Aaron Wise is officially out of the running for the weekend at 0-2.
Woods’s match with Snedeker was a grueling one. He only lost fives holes throughout, but won just three, halving nine holes with his opponent. But can he swindle his way in the back door? It all starts with Woods beating Cantlay.
Woods and Cantlay will tee off early at 10:15 Friday morning with Snedeker and Wise playing in the match behind them. With a win, Woods would essentially have the clubhouse lead. It would then be up to Snedeker, who would advance with either a win or a tie in his match against Wise. So, Tiger needs a win and some help.
Do not lose all hope, Tiger fans. If you take the Vegas lines for both matches into consideration, Woods has slightly better than a one in four chance of advancing to the sweet 16. And considering who we’re talking about — the golfer for which things tend to just work out perfectly — don’t be surprised if he pulls it off.
Of course, Woods isn’t the only favorite from his group in danger of going home early. Jason Day lost both his first two matches and Dustin Johnson will not advance to the quarterfinals after losing to Branden Grace (2-0) Thursday. Brooks Koepka is also headed home due to some hot play from Haotong Li.
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