Tiger Woods Headlines Big Names To Miss PGA Championship Cut
Tiger Woods continues to make headlines but now it's for all the wrong reasons. Playing in just his second event in 13 weeks, Tiger joins some of the biggest names in golf to miss the cut at the 2011 PGA Championship. Tiger came out looking like his old self with three birdies in the first five holes to start the tournament. The "comeback" quickly came to an end as he made three double bogies and five bogies to finish the round at +7.
(Tiger Woods finished at +10, missing the cut by six strokes. Photo: ESPN.com)
Tiger is not the only big name we will be missing when the players tee off Saturday morning. Three of the top ranked golfers in the world will not be playing the weekend portion of the PGA Championship. The defending champion, Martin Kaymer, missed the cut by just one stroke to see his back to back dreams end early. Kaymer came into the event ranked number three in the OWGR but managed only four birdies during his two rounds along with nine bogies.
Jason Day may be the biggest surprise to miss the cut. Day, the seventh ranked golfer in the world, has on missed two cuts in 2011 and finished in second at The Masters and U.S. Open. He's earned over $3.1 million dollars with other top 10 finishes at The PLAYERS and last week at the WGC- Bridgestone Invitational. It's the third time this season Day as missed the cut.
Dustin Johnson, the man who stole the show at the 2010 PGA Championship despite not winning, finished the first two rounds at +7 and missed the cut by three strokes. Johnson has had an up and down year but the 8th ranked player in the world came into the event as a favorite after a second place finish at the British Open just two weeks ago. In two rounds he made eight bogies and two double bogies with five birdies.Continued on the next page