CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship. Tiger Woods might need one.
Watney had gone nine straight rounds on the PGA Tour without breaking 70 and had failed to crack the top 10 in all nine of his stroke-play tournaments. He worked hard to change that, and it paid off Friday with an 8-under 64 that put him atop theleader board at Quail Hollow.
Woods wasn't sure about the weekend, either, though he was certain he would not be spending time at Quail Hollow. He failed to birdie any of the par 5s, missed a 4-foot birdie putt on his 17th hole with the cut on the line, and headed home to Florida after a 73 left him well outside the cut line at even-par 144.