FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods will miss the minimize on the PGA Championship, the primary time he has completed so in his profession at a significant championship following a significant victory.
Woods adopted up his roller-coaster spherical of 72 on Thursday with a three-over 73 on Friday, placing him +5 for the match and lacking the minimize by one stroke.
Woods received the Masters final month, his 15th main title and first because the 2008 U.S. Open. However after taking the final month off, Woods by no means regarded sharp at Bethpage Black, the place he received the 2002 U.S. Open. A run of three straight bogeys to start out the again 9 doomed him to a weekend off for the primary time because the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock. He shot 73 to complete at 145, 5 over par.
For Woods, 43, it’s simply the 19th missed minimize of his skilled profession on the PGA Tour (20 worldwide). For perspective, match chief Brooks Koepka, 29, has missed 18. It was Woods ninth missed minimize in a significant.
After an opening-round 72, Woods wanted to shoot no worse than 2 over par to make the minimize and appeared in respectable form after a birdie on the ninth gap. However Woods hit only one fairway over the primary 9 holes and that inaccuracy off the tee value him as he continued to overlook them on the again 9. He ended up hitting simply three for the spherical.
Woods, ranked sixth on the earth, is predicted to play the Memorial Event in two weeks previous to subsequent month’s U.S. Open at Pebble Seaside.