Friday, May 4, 2012
Missed putts equal missed cut for Tiger
By ESPN Stats & Information
AP Photo/Nell RedmondTiger Woods missed the cut at a PGA TOUR event for only the eighth time as a professional. However, the Wells Fargo Championship was the first time in his professional career Woods missed the cut at the same event multiple times. Woods also missed the cut in 2010, the last time he played this event.
Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, the eighth time he's missed a cut as a professional.
Woods now has missed the cut four times in the last four seasons after missing the cut only four times in his first 13 seasons as a professional on tour.
The second round was the fourth time this year that Woods lost strokes to the field putting. (He lost 1.5 strokes on Friday.) In each of those rounds, Woods' score was even par or worse. In the 11 other rounds Woods has played where Strokes Gained-Putting was measured, Woods was under par in each round, a combined 39-under par and gained 11 strokes on the field.
Based on putting statistics from every distance, 'strokes gained – putting' is the number of strokes a player gains or loses to the field while putting during a round.
There's little relief in sight for Woods, whose next start is scheduled for THE PLAYERS Championship next week, where he has withdrawn in each of his last two starts.
Even though Woods hasn't fared well of late at THE PLAYERS, in the past he has bounced back following missed cuts. The seven events he's played following a missed cut, Woods has one win (2009 Buick Open) and four top-5 finishes.
Woods has never missed the cut in back-to-back events.