World number one men's golfer Tiger Woods of the United States has missed the cut in a tournament for the first time since 1998. He failed to qualify Friday for the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.
Woods fired a 2-over-par 72 in the second round and that put him at 1-over-par 141 for the tournament. The cut was at even par because American Sean O'Hair fired a five under par and moved into a tie with Brett Wetterich of the United States at 9-under-par, 131.
World number two Vijay Singh is part of a large group of golfers tied for ninth place at 5-under-par, 135, along with former Masters winner Phil Mickelson of the United States. World number three Ernie Els of South Africa fired 2-over-par 72 and is part of a large group tied at 4-under-par 136. Woods has not missed a cut in 142 entries.
The last time Tiger Woods did not play on the weekend was the 1998 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he withdrew instead of returning to complete the rain-delayed tournament. The only time Woods missed the cut was at the 1997 Canadian Open.
Some information for this report provided by AP.