Woods started the second round with five shots but had the worst shots on goal with birdies on 12, 13 and 16 after the start of the 10th.
However, the former world number one then dropped two balls in the water at 17th of the normal three as he headed for a sevenfold quadruple bogey.
Woods had narrowly avoided water on 13 and 16 and had birdied twice, but his luck faded on the 17th when his tee shot fell on the green, but he spun in the back.
The 43-year-old chose to play his next shot from the drop zone, but a shot approach took a bounce before diving into the water and after finally finding the green, Woods doubled to 20-foot.
"The second wedge did not really surprise me, it was too flat – the first one I touched surprised me," Woods told the press. "I was pretty excited, I was determined to recover everything.
"Aside from the 17 years, I really have not done a lot of bad, all those who are successful in the cup have a chance."
Woods rallied to play his remaining 10 holes in two under par and get back a 71, but on three points under par, he was six shots behind the club's surprise headman, Jim Furyk, l & rsquo; Former captain of the Ryder Cup, aged 48, making eight birdies in a flawless match 64.
"I've had good weeks here, almost won five years ago, I've also had some tough weeks and that's the nature of this golf course," said Furyk, who lives near the field.
"It's fun to be at home and to get a lot of people excited, and when this year started, I did not even expect to be on the field. I played well so it was good to get this opportunity.
Furyk had a one – shot lead over his compatriot Kevin Kisner and Australian Jason Day, while Scottish rider Russell Knox had six goals under par after a disappointing 68 – point loss.
Knox had covered the first nine places in 32 and also had the 10th and 16th outings, but three times the 17th and also the last after a misplaced course.
On the course, Tommy Fleetwood managed the first bird flight, a bunker shot for an eagle on second base and the third on the way to take a two-shot lead over 11 under par.