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Tiger Woods Misses Cut at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods has missed the cut at the U.S. Open, the first time he’s done so for any major since turning pro.

Photo Tiger Woods 2006 U.S. Open Wingfoot Tiger Woods reacts while in the rough on the first hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club on Friday, June 16, 2006, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Father’s Day. The U.S. Open. They have always gone hand-in-hand for Tiger Woods, and he no doubt envisioned this week as the perfect time to win one for Dad. Instead, he will be a spectator, the result of a surprisingly terrible two-day display that ended in Woods missing the cut in a major for the first time as a pro. Playing from under trees, in the rough and even from the wrong course Friday, Woods shot his second straight score of 6-over-par 76 to miss the cut by three strokes.

“I don’t care if you had what transpired in my life or not,” said Woods, playing for the first time since his father died in May. “Poor execution is never going to feel very good.”

It would have been a great story had Tiger won the Open, so soon after his dad’s passing. But golf is mostly a mental game. It would have been surprising even for someone with Tiger’s legendary focus to be able to do it, let alone on the brutal Wingfoot course, while still grieving for his loss.

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  1. WhileTiger Woods‘ game goes into the toilet, Steven Taylor has broken 100 for the first time. Shattered it, in fact, shooting a 97. [IMG] [IMG]

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  2. [...] Tiger Woods has missed the cut at the U.S. Open, the first time he’s done so for any major since turning pro. Father’s Day. The U.S. Open. They have always gone hand-in-hand for Tiger Woods, and he no doubt envisioned this week as the perfect time to win one for Dad. Instead, he will be a spectator, the result of a surprisingly terrible two-day display that ended in Woods missing the cut in a major for the first time as a pro. Playing from under trees, in the rough and even from the wrong course Friday, Woods shot his second straight score of 6-over-par 76 to miss the cut by three strokes. [...]

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  3. [...] While Tiger Woods‘ game goes into the toilet, Steven Taylor has broken 100 for the first time. Shattered it, in fact, shooting a 97. [...]

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  4. Sharpshooter says:

    Like the Guvinator, He’ll be back!

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  5. Golf Forums says:

    Tiger Woods doesn’t make the US Open Cut…

    World ranked number one Tiger Woods didn’t make the cut for the US Open….

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