By Jorden Fuller | CNBNews Contributor
(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 23, 2019)--Tiger Woods missed the cut at the 2019 Open Championship, finalizing an end to his run of his 2019 majors that started so beautifully but ended bittersweet. Although, golf aspirants are still looking up on him.
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His win at Augusta in April captivated the sporting world, but the 43-year-old golfer couldn’t conjure the same magic in the remaining three majors of the year.
After the Masters win, Woods failed to make the cut at the PGA Championship and never really stood out with his tied for a 21st finish at the U.S. Open.
Woods gave a post-mortem to his Open performance after his second round. The golfer cited injuries and the passage of time to signal that his best days are possibly behind him. He might be needing to do some golf workouts.
“It’s just a matter of being consistent. That’s one of the hardest things to accept as an older athlete is that you’re not going to be as consistent as you were at 23,” Woods said, minutes after posting his final score of 6-over par for the tournament.
On Thursday, Woods had his worst round in The Open with the score of 78. The 15-time major winner had not played this poorly since he shot an 81 at the 2002 Open Championship.
Friday was a bit different, as Woods played much better with his long irons and hit a stellar 14 greens in regulation for his second-round score of 69.
Although he scored lower on Friday, Woods couldn’t overcome the terrible round on Thursday that led to him to miss the cut. As his fans watched Tiger struggle, many in the media were asking the question of whether the sport has seen the last of Tiger’s brilliance.
Although Tiger has plans for an extended vacation after The Open, the FedEx Playoffs are on the horizon, and the golfer believes that he’ll be ready for the tournament.
“We’ve got the playoffs coming up, and anything can happen,” Woods said.