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Tiger Woods’ dream of a fifth US PGA Championship falls short at Southern Hills

Tiger Woods’ dream of a fifth US PGA Championship is shattered when the 15-time major winner triple bogeys in a nightmarish start to his third round at Southern Hills.

  • A few wild shots in the third round put Tiger Woods out of title contention.
  • He made the cut midway with one shot to spare to sit 12 shots off Zalatoris’ lead.
  • Woods admitted that he will never be able to play a full tournament again.
  • The 15-time Major champion will focus instead on playing in the biggest events.

Tiger Woods’ unlikely attempt to play his way into contention for a fifth US PGA Championship came to a messy end in the third round at Southern Hills.

Woods only made the half cut with one shot to spare, courtesy of playing the final seven holes of his second round at two under, a 69 that leaves the 15-time major winner 12 shots off the lead from Will Zalatoris.

However, the 46-year-old had spoken about his chances of making a surge up the field, citing Bubba Watson’s 63 shot on Friday as the kind of touchdown that was possible.

Tiger Woods is determined to compete in as many high-profile tournaments as he can.

Tiger Woods is determined to compete in as many high-profile tournaments as he can.

A few poor holes in the third round ruined any chance of an unlikely shot at the Championship.

A few poor holes in the third round ruined any chance of an unlikely shot at the Championship.

However, after holed out from 13 feet to save par on the first, Woods waded into the creek dividing the second hole and five-bogeyed after a penalty, before finding more water on the par-three sixth.

Woods then missed the green with his third drop zone shot on his way to a triple bogey six and dropped another shot on the next to slide further down the leaderboard.

It had, of course, been an achievement for Woods to simply make the cut as he did at the Masters, the former world number one sustaining serious leg injuries in a car accident in February last year.

The former world number one will mainly focus on playing in the major championships in the future.

The former world number one will mainly focus on playing in the major championships in the future.

Woods admits he’ll never play a full tournament schedule again, but he’s determined to get into as many major events as he can.

“I’m not going to play many tournaments in the future,” Woods said after his second round.

‘They are going to be the biggest tournaments. I want to be able to play the big championships. I have always liked to play with them.

‘Coming back here to a place where I’ve been successful (winning the US PFA in 2007), to play against the best players in the world, that’s what we all want to be able to do.

‘Fortunately, I am able to do it somehow. I’ve had a great PT (physical therapy) staff put Humpty-Dumpty back together.’

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