Woods misses fourth major cut as a pro at PGA

Fri Aug 8, 2014 8:17pm EDT
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By Mark Lamport-Stokes

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) - A badly out-of-sorts Tiger Woods missed the fourth major cut of his professional career after again struggling with his game in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.

At a rain-sodden Valhalla Golf Club playing ultra-long, the American former world number one dropped four shots in his first seven holes before carding a three-over-par 74 to make an early exit from the year's fourth and final major.

"That was tough," the 38-year-old American told reporters after a round that included just two birdies, three bogeys and a double. "I hit a lot of shots out there, 74 of them. It was a long day."

Woods only pronounced himself fit to compete at Valhalla on the eve of the tournament following a back scare he suffered at last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

The 14-times major champion, who had surgery in March to treat a pinched nerve in his back, looked rusty in both rounds at the PGA Championship as he posted a six-over total of 148.

With the cut projected to fall at one-over, Woods comfortably missed out on advancing into the third round.

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Aug 8, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; PGA golfer Tiger Woods reacts as he walks down a fairway during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club.  Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports