By Jay Betsill
Playing in his final major before turning 40, Tiger Woods will be off for the weekend after failing to make the cut on Saturday morning at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. After shooting 75-73 for a two-round total of 148, 4-over par, Woods missed his third consecutive cut in a major championship, making this his seventh straight season without a major title after his triumph at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
“I hit it good enough to be where I needed to be, but I putted awful,” Woods said, in his post-round press conference. “And I finally figured something out today on the putting green, but the damage had already been done. Finally rolled the ball coming in, and unfortunately it was a too little too late.”
Woods has committed to play in next week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Although Woods has entered the tournament for the first time in his PGA Tour career, he will “assess” things over the next few days, according to his agent Mark Steinberg — he entered on Friday night because he had to in order to be eligible to play.
Woods currently sits 186th in the FedEx Cup standings and would need to be in the top 125 to to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. He will make his decision in the next few days as he would likely have to win the tournament in order to qualify for the playoffs.
“I’m going to go home and watch the leaders tee off and play,” Woods said. “Probably in Florida. Actually I’ll go to my sports bar, how about that?”