Posted: Aug 13, 2011 12:10 AM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Aug 13, 2011 12:12 AM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods' stunning downfall has gotten worse as he's missed the cut at the PGA Championship. It's the third time in Woods' pro career that he's missed the cut at a major, and the first time in 14 tries he's missed at the PGA Championship.
The player who once dominated golf is heading home after shooting a 10-over 150 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Woods shot 77 and 73 in his first two rounds.
Woods says he hit into about 20 bunkers and also found water on four or five shots, and says: "That's not going to add up to a very good score." He missed the cut by a staggering six shots.
Woods says he will lay low for a while and won't even try to qualify for the end-of-season FedEx Cup. His next tournament will be in November when he heads to Australia. His next major will be eight months away, at the Masters.
The co-leaders after 36 holes at the PGA Championship are two golfers few could have predicted: Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley.
Dufner shot a 5-under 65 while Bradley, a PGA Tour rookie, was even better at 6-under 64. Both are five under for the tourney.
D.A. Points, John Senden, Jim Furyk, Scott Verplank and Brandt Jobe are in a five-way tie at four under.
First-round leader Steve Stricker is in a group at 3-under after following his opening-round 63 with a 4-over 74.
Joining Tiger Woods in missing the cut were notables Anthony Kim, Jason Day, Angel Cabrera, Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy, Stewart Cink and Vijay Singh.
Club pro Mike Northern from Valley Hi in Colorado Springs missed the cut at 11 over par.