Tiger Woods missed the cut after the second round of the PGA championship, as the defending champion Brooks Koepka completed the lowest 36-hole showing in major golf history Friday to seize a record seven-stroke.
Woods struggled in his first event since ending an 11-year major win drought by capturing last month’s Masters for his 15th major title.
“Just didn’t quite have it,” Woods said after firing a 73 to stand on 145, one over the cut line. “Did a lot of little things wrong.
“There’s no reason I can’t get up to speed and start cranking it back up again. I’ve got to start feeling better first.”
Third-ranked Koepka, a runaway favorite to capture his fourth major title on Sunday, fired a five-under par 65 Friday at Bethpage Black to stand on 12-under 128.
The largest prior 36-hole PGA lead had been Zimbabwean Nick Price’s five-shot edge in 1994, but Koepka was disappointed in two bogeys that cost him an even bigger…