The number one ranked golfer in the world, Tiger Woods of the United States, has missed the cut at the Funai Classic golf tournament being held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and has been eliminated from competition at this stop on the PGA tour. Woods had made the cut in 142 consecutive tournaments over seven years until missing the cut in a tournament in May. Now he has missed another one.
Wood's troubles began during Friday's second round when he made a double and a triple bogey and needed two birdies on the final two holes to stay in the tournament. After a poor tee shot by Woods on the 17th hole, rain forced play to stop on Friday. When the tournament resumed Saturday morning Woods was unable to recover from his poor start on the hole and suffered another bogey. A par on the 18th hole still left him at three under par 141 for the tournament. The cut line was six under par.
Woods was joined in exiting the tournament by the world's number two ranked golfer, Vijay Singh of Fiji, who also missed the cut with a four under par total of 140.
After his round on Saturday Woods said his driving of the ball was not very good and he could not get it right. He said he tried to hit a "draw shot" on the 17th hole but failed. The leader of the tournament going into Saturday's third round is Carl Petterson of Sweden who was at 17 under par 127.
Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.