Tiger Woods shot an eight-over-par 83 to fall six strokes behind leader David Lingmerth on Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.
Woods, who was making his PGA Tour return from a two-month absence for back surgery, bogeyed the first four holes, made a quadruple-bogey seven on the seventh and finished the round with bogeys on 16 and 17.
"I just wasn't anywhere near where I need to be," he said. "Today I was off. It was a tough day."
Despite shooting over par in all nine holes on the back nine, he made the cut on the number.
"The cut this week I think is fair. I mean, players are making four- and five-over par in every round, and you know, you can't cut them out of the tournament," he said. "So I am able to kind of get in the golf tournament. I think the cut here is fair. I just need to come out and play better."
Lingmerth, one of the PGA Tour rookies of the year, led at five under after making seven birdies and an eagle on the first 15 holes. Brandt Snedeker and Chris Kirk shot 67 to tie for second at four under.
Sharing a tie for seventh place at one under were Kevin Chappell, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Brandon Stone and Rory Sabbatini.
Jordan Spieth is in contention to win the event after shooting a four-under 67 in the morning to jump to six under, one stroke behind the co-leaders.
But nobody played better on the back nine than Matt Kuchar, who missed the cut last week at the Genesis Open. He shot a six-under 29 on the back nine for a 17-under 126 total. He finished with a hole-in-one on the 150-yard 16th hole and made $353,500.
A chipped-in eagle from the bottom of the fairway and six birdies helped Kyle Stanley finish with a five-under 66 and a one-under 137 total to join Bronson Burgoon at five under. Burgoon shot a two-under 69.