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It’s Official: Tiger Woods won’t be around for the weekend at Turnberry

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Update: Tiger has officially missed the cut at the British Open

Tiger Woods could be is now the biggest story of Friday’s second round at the British Open (sorry, Tom). He won’t be around for the weekend at the British Open, marking only the sixth time in his career that he’s missed a cut on the PGA Tour.

I’ll let Shane Bacon from Fanhouse be the bearer of bad news:

This never happens. Never ever ever ever ever. Roger Federer doesn’t lose in the first round of a Grand Slam event. Michael Jordan didn’t foul out in the third quarter of Game 7s. And Tiger Woods doesn’t miss cuts in major championships.

Before Friday at Turnberry, it had happened once in his entire career at the big four, and only four times in 232 career PGA Tour events. Tiger, seen as the favorite coming into the tournament by basically anyone that covers the game of golf (or sports in general), will miss the cut at a major championship for just the second time in his professional career after a second round 74, barring some sort of weather miracle that makes seven of nine guys still on the course ahead of Tiger fall to 5-over. This will be his first missed cut since the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

That means Tom Watson will be saving the R&A’s hide this weekend. Who ever thought we’d be saying that? Don’t even try to answer that question.

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Written by Jonathan Wall

07/17/2009 at 5:43 pm

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