Tiger Woods followed up his first major championship win in a decade with a highly-disappointing first two rounds at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Long Island, New York.
Woods, 43, struggled with both his driver and his putter in the second major tournament of the year this week.
The 15-time major champion shot a two-over 72 in the first round of the tournament and needed to replicate that on Friday in order to make the cut. He wasn’t able to do that.
Woods, who had played extremely well for several major tournaments in a row, needed birdie on the 18th hole of the day. He didn’t get it.
The 2019 Masters champion finished at +5 for the tournament, which is one stroke back of the projected cut line.
He makes par at the last to shoot 73 and ends at 5 over on the tournament. Missed the cut by a shot. #PGAChamp
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) May 17, 2019
Woods will now have the weekend off. He’s had a lot of time off lately, as he played no competitive golf from the time The Masters ended to the start of the PGA Championship. That seemed to hurt him at one of the country’s toughest courses this week.
The next major tournament of the year is the U.S. Open, which takes place in June. Perhaps Woods will get a little bit more practice in ahead of that one.