July 17, 2009
Tiger Woods is unlikely to make the
British Open cut after shooting a 4-over 74 in the second round.
Woods has missed only one cut in a major since turning pro, and
that was after the death of his father at the 2006 U.S. Open. But
two double bogeys on the back side Friday made it highly improbable
he would get through to the weekend, even after he birdied two of
the last three holes.
The top 70, plus ties, make it to the final two rounds. When
Woods walked off the course, he was tied for 77th at 5-over 145.
In an interesting twist, the British Open doesn't have a 10-shot
rule, which would allow anyone within 10 strokes of the lead to
make the cut. Woods was 10 shots behind co-leaders Steve Marino and
Tom Watson, but that probably won't be good enough.