Tuesday 27 June 2017

British Open: Tiger Woods misses two major cuts in row for first time

USA's Tiger Woods looks dejected on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
USA's Tiger Woods looks dejected on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Tiger Woods of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
USA's Tiger Woods chips out of a bunker during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Tiger Woods of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the 18th green during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Smith
USA's Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
USA's Tiger Woods chips out of a bunker during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
USA's Tiger Woods shakes hands with Australia's Jason Day on the 18th green during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
USA's Tiger Woods looks dejected on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Tiger Woods' year went from bad to worse on Saturday when he bowed out of the British Open, missing the cut in two major championships in a row for the first time.

The 14-times major winner finished the weather-delayed second round with a three-over-par 75 for a seven-over aggregate of 151.

USA's Tiger Woods looks dejected on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife
Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
USA's Tiger Woods looks dejected on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Tiger Woods of the U.S. waits to play his second shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
USA's Tiger Woods looks dejected on the 18th during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
USA's Tiger Woods during day three of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 19, 2015 Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The fate of Woods, one of several players forced to return to the course after failing to complete their rounds on Friday, was sealed when he carded three straight bogeys from the 13th.

The 39-year-old American, a triple former winner of the British Open including the 2000 and 2005 editions at St Andrews, also missed the cut at last month's US Open, where he shot an opening round 80, followed by a 76.

Reuters

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