Tiger Woods has missed the cut at the PGA Championship, continuing his difficulties at this tournament and his poor record at golf’s majors this year.
We take a look at Woods’ play this year and his struggles at the PGA Championship.
Weekends off at majors this season
Woods played the first two rounds this week at Whistling Straits in 4 over par, 2 shots below the cut line.
This is the third straight major in which Woods has failed to make it past the second round. Entering 2015, Woods had four missed cuts at majors in his career as a professional.
Overall, it was Woods’ fourth missed cut this year. He had never missed four cuts in one season, as a pro or amateur. The only other year he missed three cuts in one year was in 1994, as a 19-year-old amateur.
The PGA Championship was the 18th event he has played since the start of 2014. In nine of those 18 events, he has missed the cut or withdrawn.
Woods has played in 10 events this season and has more missed cuts (four) than top-50 finishes (three) this season. His best finish has been a tie for 17th place.
Rarely under par
Woods’ 1-over 73 in the second round of the PGA Championship was the 17th round he has been over par this season. He has completed 28 rounds in 2015, and 60.7 percent of them have resulted in a round over par.
He has been under par in 10 rounds (35.7 percent) this year.
Was 2009 PGA Championship the beginning of the end?
Before Woods was passed by Y.E. Yang in the final round of the 2009 PGA Championship, Woods was a cumulative 60 under par with four wins in the PGA Championship.
Beginning with that final round in 2009, he is plus-23 in his last 19 rounds at this event and has missed the cut three times.
He has one round in the 60s in those 19 rounds.