Charlotte:Back nine woes jeorpardised Jeev Milkha Singh's prospect of making the cut in the Quail Hollow Championship after the Indian pro returned a poor opening round card of four-over 76 to slip to tied 137th in the USD 6.4 million golf tournament here.
Jeev's front nine, where a couple of birdies cancelled out as many bogeys, was a relatively sedate affair before the Indian ran into a wobbly back stretch that threw his campaign in complete disarray.
Jeev birdied the 10th and 15th holes but everything went wrong in between.
In fact, the Indian lost six strokes over four holes, with bogeys on the 11th and 13th and double bogeys on the 12th and 14th.
World number one Tiger Woods shot seven-under 65 for a two-stroke lead over the quartet of Phil Mickelson, Robert Allenby, Jason Dufner and Steve Marino.