Tiger Woods Misses Cut for U.S. Open
During Thursday's opening round of the U.S. open, Tiger Woods failed to make the cut. This came as a surprise to many, as Woods is still one of the best golfers of his time. Woods started out alright but his game slowly went down hill after the first day.
Woods finished with a ten-over, following Thursday's 73. This is Tiger Wood's first missed cut in the U.S. Open since 2006. It is also his first missed cut since his father died, which could be a big factor in his poor performance.
After the round, Tiger went on to say, "Well its frustrating that I'm not going to be here for the weekend to compete for this great championship. It feels like the way the golf course is changing, is turning, that anyone who makes the cut has the opportunity to win this championship. I did not give myself that opportunity," said Woods according to Golf Weekly.
The most misfortune that Tiger had was on hole Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6, where he bogeyed all 4 holes. It wasn't until the 7th hole, he scored his first birdie of the day and went on to birdie hole No. 9.
"Physically it was frustrating that I didn't drive the ball as well as I needed to. Iron play was pretty much the way it has been. It's been good, and I finally putted well. But on this golf course it is imperative that you hit fairways, and I didn't do that," said Woods after his misfortunate day at Winged Foot according to Golf Weekly.
Although, he missed his shot at Winged Foot, Tiger Woods still has many big things ahead of him, such as defending his title at Sherwood on Oct. 22. Hopefully, we can see Tiger at his best in October.