Putting Leaves Tiger Vulnerable at Doral

Woods, Mickelson both trail leaders by two shots after day one
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2008 9:22 PM CDT
Putting Leaves Tiger Vulnerable at Doral
Miguel Angel Jimenez waves after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round of the CA Championship golf tournament in Doral, Fla. today. Jimenez finished the day at 7-under-par.    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Tiger Woods is human after all. He three-putt the 18th at the CA Championship at Doral today, ending the day with a bogey and a two-shot deficit heading into tomorrow’s second round, reports the Associated Press. "I've got to trust what I see," he said, blaming himself for his poor putting performance. "I didn't do that enough times today, unfortunately."

Geoff Ogilvy and Miguel Angel Jimenez hold the lead, with Stewart Cink just one shot behind. Tiger is tied for fourth with four others, including Phil Mickelson. Woods has won at Doral three straight times and is looking for his sixth-straight tour victory as he plays his last tournament before gearing up for Augusta and the Masters on April 7. (More Tiger Woods stories.)

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