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Tiger Woods suggests possible final U.S. Open after missing cut at Pinehurst

Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods hinted that this U.S. Open might be his last after finishing with a three-over-par 73 on Friday, leaving him seven over for the week and missing the cut at Pinehurst. Reuters reports that Woods, who has kept a limited competition schedule following a severe car crash in 2021, was uncertain about his future participation in the tournament after also missing the cut at last month’s PGA Championship.

“I thought I played well enough to be up there in contention. It just didn’t work out,” said Woods, who participated this week on a special exemption. “As far as my last Open Championship or U.S. Open Championship, I don’t know what that is. It may or may not be.”

The challenging Pinehurst course proved tough for many notable players. Phil Mickelson, aiming for a career grand slam, struggled with a 76, finishing near the bottom at 15-over par. Dustin Johnson, the 2016 U.S. Open champion, ended his run at nine-over par with a 75. Two-time PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas also fell short, finishing 11-over par after a 74.

Max Homa, who tied for third at this year’s Masters, and Norwegian Viktor Hovland, both missed the cut at six-over par. World number one Scottie Scheffler narrowly made the cut at five-over par after a 74, admitting, “I just couldn’t get the putts to fall. This golf course can be unpredictable at times, and maybe it got the better of me the last couple days.”


Source: Reuters

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