Golf: Tiger’s putting gets him in trouble at Buick

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2009

Associated Press
GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. ó Tiger Woods says one of the worst putting days of his career led to a lackluster 1-under 71 at the Buick Open.
Woods, competing Thursday for the first time since missing the cut at the British Open, finished the first round tied for 128th on putts inside 10 feet in the tournament.
Steve Lowery took advantage of perfect conditions in the morning and shot a 9-under 63 to take the clubhouse lead.
Woods has never missed two straight cuts as a pro, but it’s too early to count him out for the weekend at Warwick Hills, where the cut is usually 3 or 4 under. He opened the 2005 Buick Open with a 71, bounced back with a course-record tying 61 and finished tied for second.