Tiger likely to miss Memorial cut after 76

FILE PHOTO: Jul 17, 2020; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Tiger Woods prepares to putt on the 13th green during the second round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods stumbled to a 4-over-par 76 on Friday, leaving him at 3 over for the tournament and highly likely to miss the cut at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

Starting on the back nine along with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, Woods birdied the 12th hole to get to 2 under for the tournament. But that’s when the trouble started, as he bogeyed three of his next five holes.

Woods made his turn at 1 over for the tournament and promptly double-bogeyed the first hole. He hit the fairway, just as he did en route to a birdie on the same hole to open the tournament on Thursday, but then inexplicably double-bogeyed after hitting his approach shot into the left rough.

Woods would bogey two of his next five holes, dropping him to 5 over for the tournament. He attempted to make an unlikely rally to the cut line with birdies at Nos. 7 and 8, but essentially ended his hope of playing the weekend by sending his tee shot on the ninth hole well right and having to chip out.

The Memorial marked Woods’ first appearance on the PGA Tour since February.

Koepka also finished the second round at 3 over. Sitting above the cut line at 1 over entering his final hole, Koepka put his approach shot into the water from the right rough and wound up with a double bogey.

Out of the powerhouse group, only McIlroy is likely to see the weekend. His second-round 72 included an eagle and a double bogey, both on par-5s, and he is 2 under for the tournament.

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