Tiger Woods Misses PGA Championship Cut

Tiger Woods will have, in his own words, “some time off again” after the former world no.1 missed the PGA Championship cut for the first time on Friday.

Woods, who has dropped to 30th in the latest world rankings, followed his disastrous 77 in the first round with a 73 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 10-over 150, way off the four-over cut. Woods’s disappointing week means that he will not qualify for the FedEX Cup playoff series, which covers four PGA Tour events. “Yeah, I’ve got some time off again,” Woods said after his fourth missed cut in a major. He also failed to play the weekend in the 1996 Masters, 2006 U.S. Open, and 2009 British Open.

Woods said his next tournament will be the Australian Open in November, giving him around three months to work on his retooled swing. “Now I’ll have nothing to do but work on my game,” he said.

Meanwhile, a pair of unknowns has taken a share of the second-round lead. Americans Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley shot 65 and 64, respectively, on Friday to share the halfway lead at 5-under 135.