posted on May, 13 2005 @ 03:34 PM
Tiger Woods finally has a weekend off, missing the cut Friday at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the
last seven years on the PGA Tour.
Needing a par on the 18th hole at Cottonwood Valley, Woods hit a 7-iron left into the bunker and could get no closer than 15 feet. The putt hung on
the right lip and stayed there, as his shoulders slumped ever so slightly. He turned his putter perpendicular to tap in for a 2-over 72, leaving him
at 1 over par for the tournament.
The cut was even par.
The streak dated to the 1998 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where Woods withdrew instead of returning nearly seven months later to complete the third
round in the rain-delayed tournament. The cut was made after 54 holes at Pebble because it was played on three courses.
The only other time he missed a cut was the 1997 Canadian Open, where he also bogeyed the last hole.
The streak ended in a fitting place. The cut streak long had been associated with Byron Nelson, who made 113 consecutive cuts in the 1940s, a record
many thought would never be topped.
Woods broke that record in the 2003 Tour Championship, although that was among 31 tournaments during the streak that did not have a cut. Eliminate
those, and his streak was 111 tournaments.
Either way, it's over.
Thats quite a streak, although if you dont count the tourneys that didn't have a cut, he actually would have fallen a couple short of Nelson' record.
[Edited on 5-13-2005 by ProudAmerican]