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Tiger Woods Misses the Cut at Quail Hollow

Updated at 5:53 p.m. EDT

After finishing his second round with pars on holes 17 and 18 at the Quail Hollow Championship, Tiger Woods has missed the cut. He's now missed six cuts as a professional, the previous being at the 2009 British Open.

Woods had back-to-back bogeys on the third and fourth holes at Quail Hollow. He later bogeyed four more holes and then double-bogeyed the holes 14 and 15, leaving him at 7-over with three holes to play. He carded a par on 16.

Even if he'd miraculously made holes-in-one on the final two holes, with the projected cut at +1, he's finished. His final second round score is a 7-over 79.

That makes this round Tiger's worst professional round in the U.S. His previous worst in the U.S. came in 1999 at Pebble Beach when he shot a 78 in the third round. His worst professional round ever is an 81 in the third round at the 2002 British Open.

After a 2-over 74 on Thursday Woods hoped an afternoon away from the range after a bad first round might improve his play. No such luck.

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Woods was greeted by a large, loud and supportive gallery - and he gave them plenty to cheer about on the first hole with a perfect drive that led to an opening birdie.

But just like in the first round, Woods' rust showed through in his second PGA Tour event this season.

He missed putts of inside 10 feet to save par on the third and fourth holes.

Woods seemed to catch a break when no one in the morning wave of golfers at the Quail Hollow Club surpassed Van Pelt's first-round score. He had put himself in jeopardy with a 74 on Thursday that ended a streak of 21 straight rounds of par or better.

But Woods could not take advantage.

Masters champion Phil Mickelson was a stroke behind Van Pelt after a second-round 68.

Woods and Mickelson are playing their first tournament since Augusta National.