Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tiger, Phil miss the cut at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — One week after he won for the third time this season, Tiger Woods missed the cut in the Greenbrier Classic by a stroke Friday, following an opening 71 with 1-under 69 to finish at par 140.

He missed a cut for the ninth time in his PGA Tour career and for the third time in an event after a victory.

"I didn't quite have it," he said. "I drove it really good (Friday), and I just did not have the feel for the distances. The ball was just going forever."

Phil Mickelson also failed to advance, the first time Woods and Mickelson have missed the cut in the same event as professionals. Mickelson shot his second straight 71.

U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson topped the leaderboard at 9 under when play was suspended because of darkness. The start of the second round was delayed by rain. Simpson made birdie on the par-3 18th for 4-under 66.

Champions: John Cook closed with a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 ninth for 5-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with 62-year-old Tom Kite at the First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif.

"It was nice way to finish the round," said Cook, who also had five birdies and two bogeys.

Kite birdied his final two holes. They led Mark McNulty, Loren Roberts and Tom Pernice Jr. by a stroke.

Tiger, Phil miss the cut at Greenbrier 07/06/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 6, 2012 10:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Red state: Yes, Bill O'Reilly is a Bucs fan

    Blogs

    TAMPA -- The question was simple enough for Bucs fans: Why is former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly wearing a red Bucs polo?

    O'Reilly was wearing the polo during a few video clips from his "No Spin News" podcast posted on his website Monday, which was exciting news for some Bucs fans and not-so-exciting …

    Former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly was sporting a red Bucs polo during his "No Spin News" video podcast Monday. An assistant said the shirt was given to him by former Bucs tight end Dave Moore.
  2. For starters: Slumping LoMo, Dickerson not in Rays lineup tonight vs LHP

    Blogs

    1B Logan Morrison and LF Corey Dickerson, two of the main slumpers in the Rays lineup, are not in tonight's lineup with the Orioles throwing LHP Wade Miley.

    Logan Morrison is 0-for-12 on this homestand.
  3. Ex-Buc Booger McFarland becomes ABC college football analyst

    Blogs

    Former Bucs defensive lineman Booger McFarland is continuing his broadcasting rise by joining ABC's studio coverage for the upcoming college football season, ESPN announced Tuesday.

    Former Bucs lineman Booger McFarland (No. 92) will become an ABC studio analyst this college football season.
  4. Rank the top 10 Bucs players? Here's what fans said

    Blogs

    We mentioned this morning that is was a fun challenge, in response to Sports Illustrated's ranking of the NFL's top 400 players, to ask fans to rank their top 10 Bucs players.

    Bucs receiver Mike Evans celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston during last year's Bucs win against the Seahawks. Evans and Winston finished 1-2 in an informal Twitter poll of fans ranking their top Bucs players.
  5. Brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn't have CTE.

    Storm

    Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday.

    This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on the brains of 202 former football players has confirmed what many feared in life -- evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a devastating disease in nearly all the samples, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. [Dr. Ann McKee | BU via AP]