Tiger Woods has sadly failed to make the cut at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Tiger ended his run at six-over and is now heading home. The 15-time major championship winner started to improve on Friday, after a disastrous opening round. Woods did not do enough to stick around for the weekend. Tiger finished with a one-under 70.
Woods appearance comes after spending time away from the PGA Tour. His last performance was at the U.S. Open and since then has only played 10 competitive rounds since his April victory. The rust on Tiger Woods was evident, sending him packing after just 18 holes.
Tiger Woods continued to struggle at Open Championship
Woods was hoping for a strong performance on Friday, just to make the cut. Woods began the round much like he did the first, a lot of mistakes and poor shots. However, he managed to sink a 30-foot putt for birdie and another 30-footer for birdie at the sixth hole. Many in the gallery were hoping to see Woods make a surprise comeback and stay around for the weekend.
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Those hopes were dashed. Tiger struggled on the seventh hole, sending him to six-over. Thanks to a pair of birdies on the 10th and 11th hole, he got back to a four-over. As the holes began to run out, Woods appeared to get more frustrated as he entered on the 17th hole. Tiger is currently tied for 130th place.
Tiger performed like an old man with multiple back surgeries
Woods spoke out publicly about his struggles. He definitely looked like an old man who struggled after multiple back surgeries. Tiger Woods said that it was just Father Time and procedures taking a toll on him. This is now the second time Woods has missed a cut at a major this year. He failed to make the cut at the Open Championship and the PGA Championship. Following his poor performance, Woods has announced that he will skip the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Tiger Woods admitted earlier this week, that his Masters win took a lot out of him. With another season of major championships in the book, he can spend time reflecting that perhaps his fifth Green Jacker was worth his lackluster performance in the other three tournaments. He will now have a nice break before he has to compete for a major again: The Masters doesn’t begin for another nine months.
Irishman Shane Lowry currently holds a share of the lead, with a second round of 4 under par. American J.B. Holmes is tied with Lowry after ending Friday with a 3-under 68. Other top names on the leader board include Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. Those who also failed to make the cut include Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Tiger Woods. He definitely needs to rethink his play.