GolfSaturday, June 28, 2014
A short return for Tiger Woods
BETHESDA, Maryland — Tiger Woods didn’t last more than 36 holes in his return to competition.
Woods showed plenty of rust with his short game when he ran off four straight bogeys on the back nine yesterday at Congressional to end any hopes of sticking around for the weekend at the Quicken Loans National.
He shot a 4-over 75 and missed the cut by four shots. It was only the 10th time Woods has missed a 36-hole cut on the PGA Tour, and 11th time worldwide. He was at 7-over 149.
Marc Leishman, Ricky Barnes and Oliver Goss were tied for the lead at 6-under 136. Goss is making only his second professional start.
Woods had not played since March 9 because of a back injury. He had surgery March 31.
Argentine Andrés Romero made a 72, while compatriot Ángel Cabrera carded a 74.
BMW INTERNATIONAL. Four players share the overnight lead from the second round of the BMW International Open, while US Open winner Martin Kaymer failed to make the 4-under cut yesterday.
Local favourite Kaymer had three straight bogeys and a double bogey in a one-over 73 that included four birdies. He finished on level par 144 overall.
Former champion Pablo Larrazábal made nine birdies — including five in a row — for a 9-under 63, matching the best round so far. The Spaniard is on 12 under overall with overnight leaders Danny Willett of England and Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain.
Emiliano Grillo of Argentina later carded his second successive 66 to join the leaders.