Tiger Woods misses cut at Torrey Pines
The usual Torrey Pines magic was missing for Tiger Woods as the world number one missed the secondary cut at the US PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open.
On a Torrey Pines South Course where he has won eight titles — seven US PGA Tour trophies and the 2008 US Open — the 14-time major champion staggered to a seven-over par 79.
“It was definitely different seeing him making so many bogeys,” said playing partner Jhonattan Vegas. “You don’t expect to see that out of him. He kept making mistakes.”
Not surprisingly, Woods — playing for the first time since his own unofficial World Challenge in December — had no comment on his round.
It was the third-highest round of his career on the US PGA Tour — almost matching his worst career round as a pro of 81 in brutal wind at the 2002 British Open at Muirfield.
The disastrous day for the defending champion gave him a dubious career first — he missed the secondary cut and won’t play on Sunday.
After a high number of players made the halfway cut, the field was whittled further after the third round to the top 70 players and those tied.
Woods was tied for 80th — 14 shots off Gary Woodland’s lead.
Woods, who teed off on 10, had a double-bogey seven at the par-five 18th, then made another double-bogey at the first.
He then proceeded to bogey five straight holes before rolling in a birdie at the seventh — giving the gallery a tongue-in-cheek bow after his putt dropped.
He avoided another bogey by chipping in for par at the eighth, and made a 10-foot par putt at the ninth to come in under 80.
The last time he shot a score this high was a 79 in the third round of the Memorial last year.
Woods hit only six fairways and seven greens in regulation, needing 29 putts.