Tiger Woods likely has missed the cut for just the eighth time as a professional on the PGA Tour.
It wasn’t yet official Friday as he finished his second round of the Wells Fargo Championship just after 1 p.m. ET, but the projections suggest he will head to South Florida for the weekend to sort out his swing and his game before next week’s Players Championship — where he’s withdrawn each of the past two years.
Woods could manage just a 1-over-par 73 at Quail Hollow and didn’t make a birdie over his final nine holes to finish at 144, even par. The 36-hole cut was projected at 1 under and could go to 2 under before the end of the day.
“I figured I needed to get to 3 under to be safe, 2 under for sure,” Woods said before departing. “It’s frustration. I’m not playing a weekend where I have a chance to compete for a title. I’ve missed my share of cuts in the past, and none of them feel good.”
Nick Watney shot 64 to take the early tournament lead at 12 under.