His "game" face wasn't there, obviously less focused in Greenbrier than Memorial and AT & T National. Tiger just stepped off from winning 2 super fast courses which had quite oppsite course/green characteristics from Greenbrier. He spent Monday doing a NIKE ad shot, arrived at Greenbrier on Tuesday and did a news conference and his practice round on Tues was cancelled due to a storm.... With just a pro-am round in foggy weather, he stepped into competing Greenbrier for his first time quite unprepared for Thurs and Fri... He hadn't given his BEST endeavour in preparing for this tournament... If he had treated this tournament participation in as much vigour as he did for the majors and Memorial Tournament, he should not be in this worse shape as missing the cut... He might need to reflect on this ... in realising if he has to go for a tournament with a course in his first time, he should go in earlier by a few days....as well as keeping himself focused rather than squeezing in a NIKE ad in between two tournaments....
so he should have left the AT&T early?????
Get real!! Tiger is a professional golfer. Yes, it was his first time at the Greenbrier. Yes....he had a business commitment on Monday....got rained out on Tuesday.....and the proAm on Wednesday. Yes...he did not have the opportunity to study the course as well as he would have liked. But that is not an excuse you will hear uttered from Tiger's lips. He hit the ball solidly off the tee.....best two days in a long time.....he just couldn't get correct distances with his irons and had trouble judging the speed of the greens. He knows his iron play and putting have been hurting consistent results.
What is the big deal here!! Tiger Woods missed the Cut for his 9th time as a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. It was his first time playing the Old White TPC. I can tell you , Tiger had not left the resort before its owners were asking him to kindly think about coming back in 2013. :)
The Cut was -1.
Tiger had a score of Even after 36 holes.