Steve Stricker

Woods misses cut at Riviera and moves forward to Florida

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were talking down the 17th fairway at Riviera when they stopped for a moment as McIlroy began rehearsing elements of a swing. It looked for a brief moment like an impromptu lesson.

Not quite. They were talking about drivers and spin rates and other technical issues.

Woods isn't looking for another coach.

McIlroy says all Woods really needs his time, beyond the additional two days he has off after Woods missed the cut in the Genesis Open.

"He's very close. He is very close," McIlroy said a second time for emphasis. "Give him a little bit of time. He's still figuring a few things about with equipment, sort of in...