Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship, shooting a 75 Thursday and a 73 Friday, and the once-great golfer continues a free-fall dating back to that fateful Thanksgiving weekend in 2009.
“You have to give yourself an opportunity and I haven’t given myself that opportunity the last few majors,” he said, referring to the U.S. and British Opens as well as this week’s event at Whistling Straits. “I hit it good enough to be where I needed to be, but I putted awful. I finally figured something out today on the putting green, but the damage had already been done. I finally rolled the ball coming in and unfortunately it was a little too late.”
He said the change was in his setup, which helped him see the lines. Woods officially entered the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour next week but has not committed to playing. He must finish first or second to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin with The Barclays in two weeks.
“What now? I’m going home to watch the leaders tee off and play, probably in Florida. Actually I’ll go to my sports bar, how about that?” he said, referring to the restaurant in Jupiter that he opened this week.
“Well, it just takes time. I hadn’t played that much the last couple years and I’m finally able to start playing. Unfortunately, I’m missing out on — potentially missing out on the playoffs,” he said. “But I’ve got a lot of golf left. We have got some other tournaments that I’m going to be playing in, plus overseas events.”