Woods makes cut after 3-over second round at Masters

Tiger Woods' hopes of winning the 2018 Masters are on life support after he shot a second-round 75 on Friday to finish a stroke above the field's cut line (5 over) at 4 over entering the weekend.

Woods shot an opening-round 73 on Thursday at Augusta National in pursuit of his fifth Masters victory. He finished the second round seven strokes behind clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth.

Woods got off to a rough start on the front nine Friday, bogeying his first hole and registering a double bogey on the par-4 5th hole, where his second shot was buried in magnolia bushes and took minutes for him to find, eventually resulting in an unplayable lie and a drop and chip-out from the trees.

He was better on the back nine, with birdies on the 13th and 15th, but bogeys on the 12th and 16th kept Woods from finishing any better than 3 over on the day.

"I didn't hit my irons very crisp and very clean, so I didn't control my distance and shapes or anything," he told ESPN shortly after wrapping up his round.

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Sergio Garcia of Spain reacts to his tee shot on the fourth hole during first round play of the 2018 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the third tee as a gallery of patrons look on during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: A detailed shot of shoes worn by Bubba Watson of the United States are seen during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Patrick Reed of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Justin Thomas of the United States evalutates his second shot from the pine straw on the second hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Amateur Doc Redman of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Dufner of the United States walks up the second hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: A Masters logo is seen on a cup during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jack Nicklaus of the United States takes part in the opening tee ceremony prior to the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Vijay Singh of Fiji and caddie Danny Sahl approach the first green during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his third shot from a bunker on the second hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
ATZENBRUGG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 08: Austin Connelly of Canada plays his second shot on the 3rd hole during day two of The 2018 Shot Clock Masters at Diamond Country Club on June 8, 2018 in Atzenbrugg, Austria. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Woods said he was unaware of his standing as the day went on, hoping to stay within 10 strokes of the leader. He finished 13 strokes behind Patrick Reed (9 under), who shot a 6-under 66 and registered nine birdies on the day.

"I'm going to have to shoot a special weekend and need help," Woods said of his chances. "I'm not in control of my own destiny here -- I'm so far back. I don't know what the weather is for tomorrow (with thunderstorms expected), but I need to go out there and shoot something in the mid-60s and hopefully do the same thing on Sunday."

Woods is back at golf's first major of the year for the first time since 2015. That was also the last time Woods made the cut in a major, failing in two other attempts.

"It was about six months ago I didn't know if I was going to play again," Woods said, referring to his recovery from back surgery last year that threatened his career. "It's incredible and I'm just so thankful to have this opportunity to be able to play golf again."

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS - DECEMBER 01: Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during round one of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 1, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 23: Tiger Woods plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 23, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, VA - JULY 31: Tiger Woods reads a putt on the 10th green during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 31, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, VA - JULY 30: Tiger Woods tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 30, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 12: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during a practice round prior to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 12, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 12: Tiger Woods of the United States hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 12, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 17: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the 5th tee during the second round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 17, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Tiger Woods of the USA plays his third shot on the par 5, third hole from the desert during the third round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 1, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 17: Tiger Woods of the USA watches his approach shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 17, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 17: Tiger Woods of the USA hits a shot on the practice ground before the start of the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 17, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 27: Tiger Woods hits off the tee box during the Third Round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South Golf Course on January 27, 2013 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 28: Tiger Woods looks on from the 12th green en route to his -14 under victory during the Final Round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 28, 2013 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Tiger Woods of USA plays a shot during the pro am of the Honda Classic at PGA National on February 27, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 01: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 1, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods walks off the fifth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 2, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 10: Tiger Woods of the United States hits off the tenth tee during Round Two of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 10, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 21: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his tee shot at the par 4, 13th hole during the first round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on March 21, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot during the second practice round prior to the start of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on July 17, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 16: (EDITORS NOTE: An infrared camera was used to create this image.) Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: Tiger Woods of the United States hits his approach shot on the 18th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 06: Tiger Woods walks off the 15th tee with swing coach Sean Foley during a practice round for the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
CARMEL, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Tiger Woods walks across a foot bridge towards the fourth hole tee box during the second round of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club on September 7, 2012 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 10: Tiger Woods of the USA prepares for a shot on the eighth hole as a plane flies over during day one of the 2011 Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club at The Lakes Golf Club on November 10, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
WINDERMERE, FL - MARCH 15: Tiger Woods of the USA drives from the 7th tee during the second day of the 2011 Tavistock Cup at Isleworth Golf and Country Club on March 15, 2011 in Windermere, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Tiger Woods walks to the 14th tee during the third round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: The shadow of Tiger Woods is seen as he hits from a bunker on the 17th hole during the third round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 10: Tiger Woods of the USA hits his tee-shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 17: Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 17, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: Tiger Woods of the USA walks up the18th fairway during day two of the Australian Masters at The Victoria Golf Club on November 12, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Tiger Woods waits on the fourth tee during the second round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 11: Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Tiger Woods tees off the 17th tee during the rain delayed 3rd Round of The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods walks down the 6th fairway during the rain delayed 3rd Round of The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Getty Images)
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