Tiger Woods missed a secondary cut at a PGA Tour event for the first time in his professional career, shooting an atrocious 79 on Saturday in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
A secondary cut occurs when the usual cut after two days of competition leaves more than 78 players.
Jhonattan Vegas, Woods’ playing partner for the third round, said he was shocked to see the No. 1 player in the world struggle so much:
I don’t know what was going through his head, but it was really different to see him play like that. You don’t expect to see that out of him. But it happens to the best. He’s human just like the rest of us (USA Today Sports).
Woods playing so poorly at Torrey Pines is especially surprising considering his history of dominating the course. Woods has won eight times at Torrey Pines in his career, and until this week had only record three over-par rounds.
[Source: USA Today Sports]