The Memorial Tournament R2

‘Ageing is not fun’ says Tiger Woods after he just makes the cut in Ohio

July 16-19
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


The Memorial Tournament R2 - Woods makes cut in Ohio
Tiger Woods struggled on Friday (Darron Cummings/AP)

Tiger Woods scraped into the weekend right on the cut line at the Memorial Tournament after struggling with back problems.



The 15-time major winner, who has had numerous operations to rectify a long-term issue, struggled to a four-over 76 on Friday but as the course played more difficult for the later starters his three-over total was just enough to keep him in the event.

It left him 12 shots off the lead set by fellow Americans Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau but of greater concern to the 44-year-old was his physical difficulties in his first event back since February.



“I wasn’t quite moving as well as I’d like and couldn’t quite turn back and couldn’t quite clear. It was a bit of a struggle,” the reigning Masters champion, who would have been out of the tournament had it not been for two birdies and a par in his final three holes, said in his post-round interview.

“It started during the warm-up. It wasn’t quite as good as I’d like, and it is what it is.


“It’s going to happen more times than not. Ageing is not fun. Early on in my career I thought it was fantastic because I was getting better and better and better, and now I’m just trying to hold on.”

Palmer (68) and Finau (69) hold a one-stroke lead over Spain’s Jon Rahm, with an impressive 66 from Danny Willett lifting him to joint-eighth on four under, two ahead of world number one Rory McIlroy after his erratic level-par 72 which contained an eagle, four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey seven.




The in-form Bryson DeChambeau was to suffer greater problems, however, after he crashed out of the tournament on five over having signed for a 76 which included a quintuple bogey 10.

Level par for his round through 14 holes he pulled his drive at the 15th into water, hit his next two shots out of bounds – arguing with two officials his fifth shot had not transgressed as it was up against a fence post – and eventually two-putted from 25 feet for double figures.





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Ryan Palmer
-9
67
68
135
T1
Tony Finau
-9
66
69
135
3
Jon Rahm
-8
69
67
136
T4
Gary Woodland
-6
68
70
138
T4
Chez Reavie
-6
71
67
138
T4
Luke List
-6
70
68
138
7
Jason Day
-5
73
66
139
T8
Mackenzie Hughes
-4
74
66
140
T8
Henrik Norlander
-4
74
66
140
T8
Steve Stricker
-4
73
67
140
T8
Jim Furyk
-4
72
68
140
T8
Danny Willett
-4
74
66
140
T8
Jordan Spieth
-4
70
70
140
T8
Viktor Hovland
-4
74
66
140
T8
Patrick Cantlay
-4
70
70
140
T16
Lucas Glover
-3
69
72
141
T16
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-3
72
69
141
T16
Dylan Frittelli
-3
73
68
141
T16
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-3
75
66
141
T16
Justin Thomas
-3
74
67
141
T21
Jimmy Walker
-2
70
72
142
T21
Rory McIlroy
-2
70
72
142
T21
Matt Wallace
-2
72
70
142
T21
Patrick Rodgers
-2
70
72
142
T21
Bo Hoag
-2
75
67
142
T26
Scott Harrington
-1
74
69
143
T26
Kevin Na
-1
74
69
143
T26
Matt Kuchar
-1
76
67
143
T26
Harris English
-1
70
73
143
T26
Brendan Steele
-1
68
75
143
T31
Scottie Scheffler
E
71
73
144
T31
Carl Pettersson
E
72
72
144
T33
Erik van Rooyen
1
76
69
145
T33
Lanto Griffin
1
72
73
145
T33
Sergio Garcia
1
72
73
145
T33
Jason Dufner
1
72
73
145
T33
Louis Oosthuizen
1
72
73
145
T33
Sepp Straka
1
73
72
145
T33
Xinjun Zhang
1
72
73
145
T33
Ryan Moore
1
70
75
145
T33
Scott Piercy
1
72
73
145
T33
Matthew Wolff
1
77
68
145
T33
Sebastián Muñoz
1
75
70
145
T33
Keith Mitchell
1
74
71
145
T33
William McGirt
1
76
69
145
T33
Vijay Singh
1
71
74
145
T47
Bud Cauley
2
75
71
146
T47
Si Woo Kim
2
73
73
146
T47
Tyler Duncan
2
75
71
146
T47
Zach Johnson
2
76
70
146
T47
Phil Mickelson
2
72
74
146
T47
Adam Hadwin
2
76
70
146
T47
Denny McCarthy
2
75
71
146
T47
Carlos Ortiz
2
74
72
146
T47
Mark Hubbard
2
70
76
146
T47
Keegan Bradley
2
73
73
146
T47
Sung Kang
2
74
72
146
T47
Bubba Watson
2
78
68
146
T47
Collin Morikawa
2
76
70
146
T47
Cameron Smith
2
74
72
146
T47
Charles Howell III
2
69
77
146
T47
Kevin Streelman
2
75
71
146
T47
C.T. Pan
2
72
74
146
T64
Joel Dahmen
3
75
72
147
T64
Marc Leishman
3
72
75
147
T64
Billy Horschel
3
76
71
147
T64
Brendon Todd
3
75
72
147
T64
Tiger Woods
3
71
76
147
T64
Brooks Koepka
3
72
75
147
T64
Corey Conners
3
73
74
147
T64
Stewart Cink
3
73
74
147
T64
Abraham Ancer
3
72
75
147
T64
Xander Schauffele
3
78
69
147
T64
Patrick Reed
3
71
76
147
CUT
Sungjae Im
4
78
70
148
CUT
Paul Casey
4
71
77
148
CUT
Shane Lowry
4
73
75
148
CUT
Adam Long
4
73
75
148
CUT
Daniel Berger
4
73
75
148
CUT
Talor Gooch
4
78
70
148
CUT
Max Homa
4
70
78
148
CUT
Kevin Kisner
4
74
74
148
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
4
73
75
148
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
5
73
76
149
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
5
74
75
149
CUT
Harold Varner III
5
77
72
149
CUT
Ernie Els
5
72
77
149
CUT
Rickie Fowler
5
81
68
149
CUT
Justin Rose
5
73
76
149
CUT
Nick Taylor
5
74
75
149
CUT
Brian Harman
5
74
75
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
5
75
74
149
CUT
Tom Hoge
5
76
73
149
CUT
Branden Grace
5
74
75
149
CUT
Ian Poulter
5
76
73
149
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
5
73
76
149
CUT
Brian Stuard
6
75
75
150
CUT
Webb Simpson
6
76
74
150
CUT
Peter Kuest
6
77
73
150
CUT
Alex Noren
6
73
77
150
CUT
J.T. Poston
6
76
74
150
CUT
Jim Herman
6
73
77
150
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
6
76
74
150
CUT
Wyndham Clark
7
72
79
151
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
7
75
76
151
CUT
Haotong Li
7
74
77
151
CUT
Doc Redman
8
76
76
152
CUT
Cameron Champ
8
75
77
152
CUT
Troy Merritt
8
75
77
152
CUT
Harry Higgs
8
74
78
152
CUT
Jason Scrivener
8
74
78
152
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
9
74
79
153
CUT
Byeong Hun An
9
71
82
153
CUT
Matthias Schwab
9
74
79
153
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
10
79
75
154
CUT
Zac Blair
10
76
78
154
CUT
Andrew Landry
10
79
75
154
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
10
75
79
154
CUT
Victor Perez
11
77
78
155
CUT
Graeme McDowell
11
79
76
155
CUT
Andrew Putnam
12
76
80
156
CUT
Kevin Tway
13
78
79
157
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
13
79
78
157
CUT
Maverick McNealy
14
81
77
158
CUT
Andy Ogletree (a)
14
77
81
158
CUT
K.J. Choi
16
79
81
160
CUT
Dustin Johnson
16
80
80
160
CUT
David Lingmerth
20
82
82
164
WD
Jason Kokrak
E
79
79
WD
Danny Lee
E
80
42
122
WD
Nate Lashley
E
58
58
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