The Open: For Tiger Woods, the last major of the year is over after two laps
US Master Winner Tiger Woods failed in the 148th British Open on the cut after two rounds. The 43-year-old has improved on Friday's par-71 course at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland with 70 strokes, but the poor performance of the previous day proved to be too big a mortgage for the long-standing world number one. "My balls flew to the left and to the right," he said after his indisputable first round.
With six strokes over par, Woods no longer has a chance to qualify for the final two rounds. When the 15-time major winner had finished his round, the cut was over par in a hit. With a total of 148 strokes, Woods took just one position beyond the 100 on the leaderboard.
Complicated plant - no preparation
Despite the fact that "The Open" are traditionally played on complicated links courses on British shores, the Americans had waived a targeted preparation. "I'm just playing so little, so I can extend my career a bit and be with the guys out there," said the injured by back injuries and four times operated golf star.
Woods, who had made his comeback in fifth place in the world rankings, was three times British Open champion. He won the oldest major and the only one on European soil in the years 2000, 2005 and 2006.