Woods misses first cut in seven years

May 13, 2005 at 7:06 PM
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IRVING, Texas, May 13 (UPI) -- One of the most amazing streaks in all of sports came to an end Friday when Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship.

Woods had made the cut in 142 consecutive tournaments and the streak was halted in the event named for the man whose record he broke. Nelson made the cut in 118 straight tournaments during the 1940s.

Sean O'Hair, who at 22 is the youngest rookie on the PGA Tour this year, shared the lead at 9-under 131 with Brett Wetterich. O'Hair shot a 5-under 65 Friday.

Ted Purdy was alone in third at 132 and Billy Mayfair was at 133.

Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh were among those tied at 135 -- four shots out of the lead. Ernie Els was at 136.

Woods had last missed a cut at the 1998 Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a tournament that was postponed for seven months because of bad weather. Woods chose not to return to the tournament.

The cut came at even-par 140. Woods bogeyed the final hole Friday, missing a 15-foot par putt to shoot 72-141.

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