The second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open began despite rainy conditions overnight and a similar forecast throughout Friday.Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit a tee shot in the water and another into a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par putt on his final hole at the TPC Scottsdale, he had an 11-over 82 and was headed home.
This might have been more painful than getting his tooth knocked out last week in Italy.
His previous worst score was an 81 in the third round at Muirfield in the 2002 British Open, in 40 mph wind and rain. There was a light drizzle in the Valley of the Sun, and Woods hit a low point.
The PGA tour event is expecting record crowds this year because of Super Bowl crowds and Woods' return after 14 years away.
There was a chance players wouldn't be able to tee off, but Waste Management Phoenix Open spokesman Rob Myers said play would go on as planned early on Friday morning.
Rain would only prevent play if lightning appears, or if overnight conditions make a course unplayable.
If there is lightning within 30 miles of the TPC Scottsdale, play will be suspended until the lightning is gone.
If water pools on the green, play will be suspended until it can be removed.
If it becomes too dark while play is delayed, there is a chance that the tournament could stretch into Monday. However, at this time, that appears unlikely.
Rain really hasn't been an issue during the Phoenix Open. In the past, frost has actually been a bigger problem.
Frost delayed the start of some rounds over the past couple of years.
If there is a delay, they will simply play until it gets too dark and then try to make up the rest of the incomplete round the next day.
Good news for people who are planning to see Kid Rock at the Bird's Nest on Friday night: you have nothing to worry about.
The concert takes place under a tent, so the show won't be affected.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.