One week after he won for the third time this season, Tiger Woods gets a rare weekend off.
Woods missed the cut in the Greenbrier Classic by a stroke Friday, following an opening 71 with a 69 to finish at even par in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. He missed a cut for only the ninth time in his PGA Tour career, and for the third time in a tournament following a victory.
After winning Sunday at Congressional, Woods was on a course he'd never seen before.
‘‘I didn’t quite have it,’’ Woods said. ‘‘I drove it really good today and I just did not have the feel for the distances. The ball was just going forever. I know we’re at altitude, but I just couldn’t get the ball hit pin high no matter what I did, and subsequently, I made some bogeys.’’
Phil Mickelson also failed to advance to weekend play, the first time Woods and Mickelson have missed the cut in the same tournament as professionals.
When Woods was an amateur, he and Mickelson missed the cut in the 1993 Byron Nelson.
Mickelson shot his second straight 71.
US Open champion Webb Simpson topped the leaderboard at 9 under par when play was suspended because of darkness in the round that was delayed because of rain. A dozen players were unable to complete the round.
Simpson made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-3 18th for a 4-under-66.
Among those still on the course when play was stopped was Martin Flores, who was a stroke back at 8 under with two holes left. The round was delayed more than two hours earlier in the day because of thunderstorms.
Rookie Charlie Beljan (62), Jonathan Byrd (68), Jeff Maggert (68) and Jerry Kelly (66) also were 8 under.
After the rain delay, Woods had bogeys at Nos. 10 and 11 to fall to 3 over, then made three birdies down the stretch but missed two other tries from inside 12 feet.