Friday, December 15, 2017
Golf

Tiger Woods 'sick and tired' of being out

Tiger Woods has not announced when he will return to the PGA Tour, but he seems to be getting closer to getting back to competitive golf.

But his frustration with being away from the game showed Friday during a driving range exhibition at his Tiger Jam charity event in Las Vegas.

"Dude, if I could tell you, I would," he said during a question-and-answer session with those in attendance. "I'm sick and tired of being on the sidelines. I want to compete against these boys. I miss it."

Woods, 40, is still trying to come back from two back surgeries last fall.

Woods hit some irons and woods before testing new drivers — two of which he tossed side after a few swings because they would not draw like he wanted — for the crowd. Woods said he still isn't putting full effort into his swing, adding he's got "a lot more in the tank" and he is just "cruisin' " but is "getting there."

Woods said earlier this week after playing five holes at the opening of his Bluejack National course in Houston that it was the first time he had played on a golf course since the Wyndham in August.

PGA: Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas shared the Zurich Classic lead at 11 under when second-round play was suspended because of darkness at Avondale, La.

Lovemark had a 27-hole day at hot and humid TPC Louisiana, completing his 5-under 67 in the first round and adding 66 in the second in the event that fell behind schedule Thursday with a long rain delay.

Vegas of Venezuela shot 64-69. He played 31 holes. None of the players in the afternoon wave finished the round.

Brian Stuard, the overnight leader after shooting 64, was 10 under with six holes left. World No. 1 Jason Day was 5 under with eight holes left.

LPGA: Gerina Piller made herself right at home in the Texas Shootout, shooting 6-under 65 to take the lead in the suspended second round at Irving, Texas.

The long-hitting U.S. Solheim Cup player lives in Plano, about 20 miles from Las Colinas Country Club. She birdied three of the final five holes in her bogey-free round to reach 10-under 132.

Play was suspended late in the afternoon because of rain and lightning. None of the afternoon starters were able to finish. The field will be cut to the low 70 and ties after the completion of the round this morning, then trimmed again to the low 50 and ties after the third round.

South Korea's Eun-Hee Ji was a stroke back at 9 under after her 66. First-round leader Mi Jung Hur was 8 under with six holes left.

Michelle Wie will miss the cut after following her opening 76 with 72. Last week, she withdrew during the final round of the Swinging Skirts because of neck spasms. She's winless since the 2014 U.S. Women's Open and hasn't had a top-10 finish in 34 events.

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