Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Woods misses cut in Maryland

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the third hole at Congressional. He missed the cut by 4 shots.
Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the third hole at Congressional. He missed the cut by 4 shots. Getty Images
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 Friday at Congressional to end any hopes of sticking around for the weekend at the Quicken Loans National at Bethesda, Md.

He shot a 4-over 75 and missed the cut by 4 shots.

Marc Leishman, Ricky Barnes and Oliver Goss were tied for the lead at 6-under 136.

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"I hate to say it, but I'm really encouraged by what happened this week," Woods said. "I missed the cut by 4 shots - that's a lot. But the fact that what I was able to do physically, and the speed I had and the distance that I was hitting the golf ball again, I had not done that in a very long time. Felt great today."

LPGA

Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 in her first round since winning the U.S. Women's Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers.

Champions

Bernhard Langer overpowered vulnerable Fox Chapel for the second straight day, shooting a 6-under 64 to take the lead in the Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh.

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