Tiger misses cut at Congressional

Associated PressJune 27, 2014 

BETHESDA, Md. -- Tiger Woods was back. Just not for very long.

Woods missed a 36-hole cut for only the 10th time on with a game that showed signs of rust from being out of competition for three months. Right when he was poised to make a run, Woods made four straight bogeys on the back nine at Congressional to end any hopes of playing the weekend at the Quicken Loans National.

He shot a 4-over 75 Friday, missing the cut by four shots.

It was the first time he missed the cut and saw it as a positive. He had back surgery March 31 and had hoped to return for the British Open next month. Instead, he played the Quicken Loans National because he felt strong enough, and because it benefits his foundation.

"I came back four weeks earlier than we thought I could," Woods said. "I had no setbacks. I got my feel for playing tournament golf. I made a ton of simple, little mistakes -- misjudging things and missing the ball on the wrong sides and just didn't get up-and-down on little, simple shots. Those are the little things I can correct."

Marc Leishman of Australia turned potential bogey into unlikely birdie when he holed out from 127 yards on the par-5 ninth hole on his way to a 5-under 66 and a four-way share of the lead going into the weekend.

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