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Tiger Woods survives rough finish to make Masters cut
Despite bogeying the 17th and 18th holes to complete Saturday’s weather-delayed second round at the Masters, Tiger Woods survived to play the rest of the weekend in Augusta, Ga.
The five-time Masters champion finished on the cut line at 3 over par, tying the tournament record of 23 consecutive made cuts shared by Gary Player and Fred Couples.
Couples, at 63, became the oldest player ever to make the cut at the Masters. The 1992 Augusta champion is tied for 40th place at 1 over par.
Notable players who failed to make the cut included World No. 2 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (5 over) and Justin Thomas (4 over).
Woods was 2 over through 11 holes when play resumed on a rainy Saturday morning at Augusta National Golf Club. After three straight pars, he birdied the par-5 15th with a 27-foot putt.
Woods two-putted for par at the 16th before making bogey on each of the last two holes to put his weekend plans in jeopardy.
His tee shot at the finishing hole sailed into the pine trees on the left of the fairway. He punched out to about 66 yards, and his approach shot was well short, but he two-putted to finish at 3 over.
“I’ve always loved this golf course, and I love playing this event,” Woods said. “Obviously, I’ve missed a couple with some injuries, but I’ve always wanted to play here. I’ve loved it. I got a chance to play on the weekend.”
–Field Level Media contributed to this story