PEBBLE BEACH – Tiger Woods, irate after a bogey-bogey finish in the second round of the US Open on Friday, insisted he was "still in the ball game" at Pebble Beach.
Woods had played 29 straight holes without a bogey before his faltering finish, which pushed him to a one-over par 72 and a 36-hole total of even par 142 -- seven shots off the second-round pace.
A day after scrambling to a one-under 70 thanks to a strong performance on the greens, Woods hit 11 of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens in regulation but let his opportunities go begging.
After teeing off on 10, Woods rolled in a 10-footer at 11 for what would be his lone birdie of the day.
He missed half a dozen birdie tries from inside 20 feet, including three from within 10.