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Woods shoots 79 to miss cut at Torrey Pines

January 26, 2014 • National News


Tiger Woods watches his approach shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in San Diego. Woods bogeyed the hole. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods made his 2014 debut in a most dubious fashion — his first trip to Torrey Pines without sticking around until Sunday.

Woods went seven straight holes making bogey or worse and wound up with a 7-over 79 in the Farmers Insurance Open to match his worst score on American soil. For the first time in his career, he missed a 54-hole cut that is in effect when more than 78 players make it to the weekend.

Woods had to rally just to break 80.

After another poor chip on the par-3 eighth hole (his 17th of the third round), he chipped in to save par. On the par-5 ninth hole, he flubbed another chip to about 8 feet and made that for par and a 79.

Asked to stop for a comment at least with CBS Sports, Woods said, “No, I’m done.” He signed a dozen autographs, climbed into a van and was driven away.

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