CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Has Tiger Woods ever given up before? Certainly not as blatantly as late in the second round at Quail Hollow.
The moment arrived at the par-4 14th, which he needed to birdie to have a realistic chance of making the cut.
The hole is reachable with a great drive and you couldn't blame Woods for using his driver, but when he sprayed his tee shot way right, he clearly knew he was done.On an embankment above the hole, with a bunker in the way, he had little chance of landing the ball on the green and keeping it from rolling off the green into the lake on the other side, but he went for it anyway.
When his ball trickled into the hazard, he knew his tournament was over. He took a penalty drop and played the next two shots with lightning speed.
At the par-5 15th, he was just as quick, taking all of four seconds to hit out of a fairway bunker.
He arrived at the 16th tee 17 shots behind fellow competitor Angel Cabrera. It's doubtful he's even been that far behind someone he's playing with.