Bye Bye Tiger

The biggest name in this year’s Greenbrier Classic won’t be around for the weekend.

Tiger Woods failed to make the cut shooting even par overall. The cut line was one-under. This is the first time in Woods’ career he failed to make the cut after winning a tournament the previous week. Last week, he won his 74th PGA Tournament at the Congressional Country Club.

Woods said he was surprised by his performance following his win in the AT&T National.

"I had my distance control dialed in all week. I was hitting the ball so far," said Woods. "These are numbers that I don’t normally hit. Some of the bigger guys hit those numbers but I don’t, and I was really struggling to get the ball at the right number."

After the first round, Woods was plus-one 71. He had three bogeys and one double-bogey in that round. On Friday, he finished at one-under par 69 with four birdies and three bogeys.

Woods said putting was his biggest problem in this tournament. He took a total of 59 putts in both rounds. Tiger also said he drove the ball well, but didn’t have a handle on his distance.

"The ball was just going forever," said Woods. "I know we’re at altitude, but I just couldn’t get the ball to hit pin high no matter what I did, and subsequently I made some bogeys."

Unlike Phil Mickelson, Woods didn’t say if he’d be back at the Greenbrier Classic next year, but other than his less than average performance the face of the golf world said he enjoyed his time in the Mountain State.

"The people here have been fantastic, very excited to have a tournament here and you can see the people [and] how excited they were," said Woods. "It’s a fun crowd to play in front of. Unfortunately, it’s only for a couple days."

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