August 08, 2014
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
- Tiger Woods shot 74-74 in the opening rounds. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Tiger Woods missed the cut in a major for just the fourth time in his PGA TOUR career on Friday, shooting a second straight 74 to finish 6 over in his two rounds at Valhalla Golf Club.
"That was tough. I hit a lot of shots out there, 74 of them. It was a long day," he said.
Woods said he felt pain in his back on the range before his round.
"It was sore. No doubt it was sore," he said. "Just had to play through it."
The former world No. 1 and a four-time winner of the PGA Championship struggled right from the start in a soggy second round, making two bogeys and one double bogey through his first nine holes.
He didn't make a birdie until the 15th hole and added another at the 18th but it didn't matter.
"It's very frustrating because the golf course is gettable," he said. "It was as soft as it could be today. I was shocked we didn't get any mud balls out there. You could play so aggressively to any of these flags, even 3 and 4 irons for stopping. The golf course was gettable."
It was just the second time in Woods' career that he missed the cut in the year's final major. In 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club, he shot 77-73 and failed to advance.
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