By John Feinstein June 28 at 4:35 PM. The host was Woods, who at the time was a transcendent figure, arguably the most popular athlete on the planet. That answer and tone didn't sit well with the membership, which may explain why only 52 percent of those voting approved of the extension even though the rental fee was the highest on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods missed a 36-hole cut for only the 10th time on the PGA Tour as he showed signs of rust from three months out of competition, shooting a 75 on Friday to miss the cut at the Quicken Loans National by four strokes. Marc Leishman of Australia holed out from 127 yards on the par-5 ninth hole for a birdie on his way to a 5-under 66 and a four-way share of the lead going into the weekend.
It was only the 10th time Woods has missed the cut in a US PGA Tour event since he turned professional in 1996. After leaving a seven-foot par putt on the edge of the cup for bogey at eight, Woods made a 26-foot birdie putt at the ninth and a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-3 10th, moving within one stroke of the cut line. Woods hit into the trees off the tee at 11 and 12, missed the green at the par-3 13th and found greenside rough at the 14th.
The former PGA Tour player also left the set here at Congressional Country Club to watch Tiger Woods up close Thursday and Friday. "He obviously felt like he needed to play, and at the same time, he knew it would benefit his foundation. I said this on the air the other day: I don't think Tiger gets enough credit for the work he does with the foundation, and this is a big part of it. It showed that the foundation is important to him."
Patrick Reed makes no excuses about copying his idol, Tiger Woods . After seeing what had been a three-shot lead he held with Freddie Jacobson of Sweden disappear in a string of three bogeys over the first 13 holes, Reed separated himself again by making birdie on the par-5 16th hole and saving par out of the bunker on the par-4 17th.
Much of the momentum built up over the past week at the Quicken Loans National was stunted Friday night when Tiger Woods headed home early with a missed cut in his first event since early March. In the third round, the crowds were thinner, the media horde was diminished, and no one player emerged to take control and as the headliner for the weekend.
Tiger Woods looked a shadow of his usual self after three months out with spinal surgery at the US Tour's Quicken Loans National event. The 38-year-old shot rounds of 74 and 75 and missed the cut, with just 13 players below him on the halfway leaderboard. Woods will bid to win his fourth Claret Jug in The Open at Hoylake.
It was only the 10th time Woods has missed the cut in a US PGA Tour event since he turned professional in 1996. "I'm very excited to get to the British Open." The 38-year-old American was trying to shake the rust off his game ahead of the British Open in three weeks at Royal Liverpool, where he won the Claret Jug in 2006.
Spraying tee shots into trees and beyond cart paths, struggling with his short game and inconsistent with his putter, Woods crashed out of the PGA National with rounds of 74 and 75 at Congressional Country Club, missing only his 10th cut in 299 career events. "What I was able to do physically, the speed I had and distance that I was hitting the golf ball again, I had not done that in a very long time," Woods said.
Tiger Woods got the competition he wanted, even if it was only for two days. Missing the green in the wrong spot from the middle of the fairway. It wasn't the largest 36-hole gap from the leaders in the previous nine times he missed the cut on the PGA Tour.
Australian Oliver Goss surged into a four-way tie for the lead as Tiger Woods missed the cut after the second round of the Quicken Loans National in Maryland on Friday. "I was able to get it up and down (for par) every time I missed the green. "It's only my second week as a pro and being on the top of the leaderboard, it just gives you a boost of confidence.