Masters 2018 live updates: Tiger Woods squeaks past the cut line

Tiger Woods, the most-watched figure at the Masters, made the march up the 18th fairway at Augusta National Golf Club to roars and applause, but he’ll want to forget his Friday round at the Masters.

He carded a 3-over 75, putting him at four over in the tournament and 13 shots behind the leader, Patrick Reed.

Woods was shaky from the very beginning of his round. His drives were unreliable and he overshot greens from the fairway. He straddled the cut line as he waded through the shady back nine in the Georgia twilight, but a birdie on No. 15 and pars at the 17th and 18th mean he will survive to see the weekend.

It’s a departure from the script Woods was expected to write after solid comeback performances on the PGA Tour in the run-up to golf’s first major.

Instead, his round featured vacillating club selection and shots that sent patrons scattering, water gurgling and officials poking around woodsy thicket to find a lost golf ball.

Woods bogeyed the first hole and double bogeyed the fifth, where he whacked a drive into the spectators’ area and hit an iron into bushes. He took a drop from within the brush and punched the drop out of the woods into a bunker. After a smooth out — such relief —

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