Tiger Woods misses cut at PGA Championship after struggles from tee to green

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Tiger Woods misses cut at PGA Championship after struggles from tee to green

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Tiger Woods misses cut at PGA Championship after struggles from tee to green

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – There’s no way to sugar coat it. There’s no silver lining. Tiger Woods looked awful once again on Friday at the PGA Championship.

Bethpage Black’s lush rough had a tiger’s bite as Woods struggled from start to finish en route to a lackluster 3-over 73 in the second round of the 101st PGA Championship. Woods walked off the course at 5-over T83 and will keep going after missing the weekend cut of the top 70 scores and ties at +4 by one shot.

On Thursday Woods hit 10-of-14 fairways. On Friday he hit just three. His performance on the greens was almost as bad as his shots from the tee box, especially compared to group member Brooks Koepka, who looked like he was playing a different game than Woods. Koepka holds the lead at 12-under par after a 5-under 65 on Friday.

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The troubles began for Woods off the bat once again with a wild hook off the first tee. He was able to scramble for par before bogeying the second hole. The opening stretch of holes at “The People’s Country Club” on Long Island are by far the easiest, and Woods played them 1-over.

He made his first birdie on No. 6 before giving it right back with a bogey on No. 7. A great birdie on nine took Woods back to even at the turn before disaster struck once again on the back.

Woods started his Thursday round on No. 10 with a double bogey and followed suit with a bogey on Friday. That trend continued for the next two holes, moving him outside the projected 3-over cut line. A brief birdie on the par-5 13th looked like Woods was primed to make a run for the weekend, until he re-boarded the bogey train on No. 14 thanks to three putts from 55 feet.

After a pair of pars on Nos. 15 and 16 the projected cut moved to 4-over, giving Woods a chance to sneak into the weekend with two holes to play. A pair of pars on the final two holes wrapped up a round to forget for Woods.

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