At the 97th PGA Championship, Tiger Woods is struggling with his game once again. With play suspended Friday afternoon due to inclement weather, Woods has five holes left in his second round and is dangerously flirting with the cut line. He currently sits at four-over par for the championship with the projected cut at two-over, and will continue his second round on Saturday morning.
It seems that watching Tiger Woods struggle to make cuts has become the norm this season. He failed to play the weekend at the U.S. Open and the Open Championship, and unless he can salvage at least two more birdies in his closing holes, Woods will be headed home early once again at the PGA Championship. It would mark the first time ever that the golfing legend has missed three consecutive major championship cuts.
Tiger began his round on Friday with a glimmer of hope as he made two straight birdies in his first three holes. Unfortunately, a costly double bogey at the fourth and another bogey at the eighth derailed his momentum. He managed to salvage pars on his first four holes on his inward nine before play was suspended.
According to stats provided by the PGA Tour’s website, Woods had an erratic day off the tee and struggled with his ball striking, hitting only four out of 11 fairways and eight out of 13 greens.
The four time PGA champion had seemed confident in his game earlier in the week, and discussed his progress with improving his overall game.
“I’m just trying to get better. I’m just trying to get up there where I can win tournaments, get my game organized so I can be consistent on a tournament basis where I’m going to give myself a chance to win each and every event I play in. That’s what I have done over most of my career. And I’d like to get to that point again where I could do that.”
As of now, consistency with his game has eluded him all season long, and has continued to elude him this week at the PGA. His disappointing year has included three missed cuts and three rounds in the 80s, and his best finish so far has been a tie for 17th at the Masters back in April.
Tiger, who ranks well out of the top-125 eligible for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, has recently announced his decision to play the Wyndham Championship next week as a last ditch attempt to garner enough points to qualify for the post-season playoffs. Unfortunately for Woods, his season and his bid for the PGA Championship this week both look as if they are coming to a disappointing end.
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