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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]
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