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Since the 2022 Masters, Tiger Woods has managed to withdraw from three of the seven tournaments he has played in, with this year’s Genesis joining last year’s Masters and the 2022 PGA Championship. This ongoing WD streak led many to speculate that this year’s Masters would be no different. However, Mr. T steered the wheel in a different direction.

Tiger Woods managed to complete a 23-hole Friday at Augusta National. This marked a significant record in the history of golf, as Mr. T stands to be the only golfer who holds the record of not missing the cut for 24 consecutive years!

Tiger Woods adds another successful cut at the Masters

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The record is a commendable one indeed. Woods started playing in the Masters in 1995 and ever since then, he only missed the cut in 1996, when he appeared on the Augusta National as a 20-year-old amateur player. Woods sat out of the Masters in 2014, 2016, and 2017, but he has made sure that every year he stepped on the luscious greens, he managed to make the cut!

In his 26th appearance at the Augusta National Golf Club, he managed to finish off in the 22nd position alongside Eric Cole after the first two rounds of the championship with a 36-hole score of 1-over-par 145. This landed him inside the cut line projected at 4 over.

The legendary golfer was also congratulated on the official X (formerly Twitter) account of the PGA Tour. “The most consecutive made cuts all-time at #theMasters
@TigerWoods
will make his 24th straight cut at Augusta National.”

Well, steering the wheel away from rumors about withdrawing, Tiger Woods confidently mentioned that he is back and was only looking forward to winning the green jacket this year. TW Legion took to its X handle and shared a tweet that consisted of an excerpt from Tiger Woods’s presser.

In which the 82-time PGA Tour winner gave an insight into the upcoming Masters weekend,  “It means I have a chance going into the weekend. I’m here. I have a chance to win the golf tournament. I don’t know if they’re all going to finish today, but I’m done. I got my two rounds in. Just need some food and some caffeine, and I’ll be good to go.”

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Although his speech reflected confidence in the golfer, his first round did not go as planned. Due to a major disruption, he had to tee off for the last 5 holes the following day because of the tumultuous weather conditions. And looks like that was indeed a major setback for him.

Will Woods pace up for the win?

The second day at the Augusta National had no favors in store for Tiger Woods. The 5X Masters champion barely managed to keep up with his delayed first round, carding two bogeys in the last five holes. The first one came at the Chinese Fir (par 4, 14th hole) and the final one came at the very end on the Holly (par 4, 18th hole). While Woods scored a 1-over 73 in the first round of the Masters with only 2 birdies in the entire round, it affected his performance in the second round as well.

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As he entered the second round, Tiger Woods carded a total of 3 bogeys in the front nine and 1 bogey in the back nine, which again came at the Chinese Fir but was soon followed by a birdie at Firethorn. This match too got him just 4 birdies and he landed with a score of 72, which might not be the best score for a golfer whose eyes are on the green jacket but surely good enough to stay afloat for the upcoming weekend.

Will Tiger Woods be able to keep up with the promise that he made? Or will his sixth win have to wait another year? Stay tuned to find out.

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