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Woods drops to 10 back at Quail Hollow

Posted: April 30, 2010 11:43 a.m.
Updated: April 30, 2010 11:53 a.m.

Tiger Woods watches a shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 29, 2010.

 
Charlotte, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods was headed in the wrong direction Friday in his second round at the Quail Hollow Championship.

Woods had back-to-back bogeys on the third and fourth holes, falling to 3-over par and 10 shots behind leader Bo Van Pelt.

If things don't change, the world's No. 1 player won't be around for the weekend. The projected cut was 1 over and so far, that doesn't include Woods.

Woods was coming off a 2-over 74 on Thursday and hoped an afternoon away from the range after a bad first round might improve his play.

Woods was greeted by a large, loud and supportive gallery - and he gave them plenty to cheer about on the first hole with a perfect drive that led to an opening birdie.

But just like in the first round, Woods' rust showed through in his second PGA Tour event this season.

He missed putts of inside 10 feet to save par on the third and fourth holes.

Woods seemed to catch a break when no one in the morning wave of golfers at the Quail Hollow Club surpassed Van Pelt's first-round score. He had put himself in jeopardy with a 74 on Thursday that ended a streak of 21 straight rounds of par or better.

Masters champion Phil Mickelson was a stroke behind Van Pelt after a second-round 68.

Woods and Mickelson are playing their first tournament since Augusta National.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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