Tiger Woods was unable to overcome his early struggles at the Quail Hollow Championship on April 30, and missed the cut to compete the event’s final two rounds.
After shooting a 2-over-par 74 first round on April 29, Woods performed even worse in the second round, failing to qualify for weekend play at a tournament for only the sixth time in his career.
Tiger recorded the second worst points-total of his career by finishing the second round with a 7-over-par score of 79 on April 30. As result, he missed the 36-hole cut by eight strokes.
“I didn’t play well,” Woods told reporters after the second round. “More importantly my short game wasn’t very good.”
Woods’ struggles may have to do with additional drama he has endured off the golf course. The Quail Hollow Championship is only the second event he has competed in since his adultery scandal leaked to the media. Just before he could take the course on Thursday’s opening round, the National Enquirer reported that he confessed to more than 120 affairs during his five-year marriage, including an affair with one of his neighbors.
But Tiger didn’t use his private life issues as an excuse for his poor performance.
“Every day I do media, I get asked it, so it doesn’t go away,” Woods told reporters. “Even when I’m at home paparazzi still follow us, helicopters still hover around. Does it test you? Yes, of course it does. Is that any excuse? No, because I’m out there and I have the same opportunity as everybody else here in this field to shoot a good number. And I didn’t do it.”
Woods will next compete in the Players Championship, scheduled to begin on May 6.