Tiger Loses in Second Round

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2009 6:34 PM CST
Tiger Woods hits a bunker shot on the 14th; he sank it.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – One day after a ceremonious return to golf, Tiger Woods was on his way home. Tim Clark of South Africa played 16 holes without a bogey and knocked Woods out of the Accenture Match Play Championship with a 4-and-2 victory. The good news for golf is that it probably won't have to wait eight months to see him again. Assuming his knee doesn't act up, Woods will play in two weeks at the Doral tournament in Miami.

Woods, the defending champion, had gone 82 consecutive holes without trailing until he caught a plugged lie in a bunker on the sixth hole and failed to save par. He squared the match with a 10-foot birdie on the next hole, and it was tied at the turn. Then, Clark took over. Asked where he would go from here, Woods replied, "To the airport."