Tiger Woods Misses Cut At Greenbrier Classic

Tiger Woods, who won last week at Congressional, is headed home early. Woods shot par at the Greenbrier Classic today and missed the cut for the ninth time in his professional career.

Woods said:

“I didn’t quite have it…. I drove it really good today and I just did not have the right feel for the distances. The ball was just going forever. I know we’re at altitude but I just couldn’t get the ball pin high no matter what I did, and subsequently I made some bogeys.”

But Woods isn’t the only big name who won’t be playing on Sunday. Phil Mickelson also missed the cut at Greenbrier.

Mickelson said that he had the same problem as Tiger and just couldn’t find the right distance.

Mickelson said:

“I had my distance control dialed in last week and this week I was hitting the ball so far. I know it’s hot, I know we’re at altitude. My sand wedge is going 142 (yards), 145. Wedge is 160. These are numbers that I don’t normally hit…. I was really, really struggling to get the ball at the right number.”

ESPN reports that Webb Simpson, who won the US Open this year, leads the way after 36 holes 9-under-par.

Simpson said:

“You know, the best thing about today’s round is no bogeys. Played solid. I had chance and it was tough to let a couple get by me on the back nine, but it was nice to birdie the last.”

Jonathan Byrd, Jeff Maggert, Jerry Kelly and Charlie Beljan are all one stroke behind.