Woods has never won at Riviera Country Club., Where he made his professional debut in 1992
Tiger Woods & hope for a record 83rd PGA Tour victory was hit on Friday after a disappointing two-over-par 73 at the second round of the Genesis Invitational card.
The 44-year-old shot a double bogey and three bogeys in addition to three birdies to reach the same level halfway through the stage of the tournament.
Woods was seven shots behind Harold Varner, who was club house leader in the middle of the second round.
"I am so far back now," said Woods.
"There are almost 50 boys in front of me, 40 boys in front of me. I have to make a few birds this weekend."
Australian Adam Scott, who shot a shot seven-under 64, was in the clubhouse at six under, alongside South Korean Sung Kang and American Vaughn Taylor, who both placed four-under 67s.