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Tiger misses cut: 'May or may not' be last U.S. Open

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Tiger Woods would not commit to playing in future U.S. Opens after missing the cut Friday at Pinehurst following rounds of 74 and 73.

Woods failed to meet the qualifying criteria for this week's event in North Carolina but was given a special exemption by the USGA. As a nine-time winner of USGA championships - three U.S. Junior Amateurs, three U.S. Amateurs, and three U.S. Opens - he will presumably receive exemptions as long as he desires, but it will be up to him whether he accepts.

"In order to win the golf tournament, you have to make the cut. I can't win the tournament from where I'm at, so it certainly is frustrating," Woods said afterward, according to ASAP Sports. "As far as my last Open Championship or U.S. Open championship, I don't know what that is. It may or may not be."

Woods has missed the cut in two straight majors and has finished four rounds at a major just once - the Masters - since his car accident in 2021. He continually highlights his lack of competitive reps as the biggest issue keeping him from playing well, which was on full display at Pinehurst.

Woods has long been revered for his brilliant iron play but struggled with approach throughout the tournament. He finished his second round ranked 131st of 156 players in strokes gained: approach, hitting just 19 of 36 greens in regulation.

The Open Championship next month is the only tournament remaining on Woods' calendar for the rest of 2024.

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