Tiger Woods does not seem too worried about his failure to make the cut on a course where he has won on eight occasions.
The world number one shot a 79 as he missed the 54-hole cut at the Farmers Insurance Open at the weekend and this included back-to-back double bogeys on his card for the first time in two years.
“I wouldn’t read anything into what happened Saturday at Torrey Pines,” Woods told AP on Tuesday after an 18-hole exhibition for past winners of the Dubai Desert Classic.
“It was just one of those days that happens, and it was one of the trains I just couldn’t get off,” he added.
“There was nothing different with my ballstriking today (Tuesday) compared to last Saturday.”
Woods experienced some more bad luck at the Former Champions Challenge in Dubai as he made a double-bogey on the par-five 18th after finding the water.
He shot 71 and tied for eighth.
Having crashed out of the Torrey Pines event early, Woods enjoyed Sunday at his Florida home where he relaxed and fine-tuned his game.
“I went home and had a nice day off,” Woods said.
“Worked on putting a bit in the backyard and that was it. I am not that far off. It’s just that I had one bad day, and that happens.”
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