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Woods Misses Cut for US Open Golf Tournament


World No. 1 men's golfer Tiger Woods of the United States has missed the cut at the U.S. Open, ending his streak of 39 consecutive cuts in major tournaments.

Woods, back on the course for the first time since finishing tied for third at the Masters in April shot a six-over-par 76 in his second round and finished 12-over-par 152 for the tournament.

Tiger hit only four fairways and eight greens in regulation, and shot two double bogeys (two strokes over par for a hole) on the front nine and three more bogeys on the back Friday.

This is the first time Woods has missed a cut in a major tournament since he became a professional in 1997. Woods took nine weeks off the tour after the Masters to care for - and then mourn - his Father Earl. Earl Woods died from cancer May 3.

Woods is not alone in missing the weekend - defending champion Michael Campbell of New Zealand also missed the cut after firing a seven-over-par 77 in his second round and also finishing at 12-over-par 152.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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