TURNBERRY, Scotland, July 17 (UPI) -- Three-time former champion Tiger Woods was eliminated from the British Open golf tournament Friday after shooting a 4-over-par 74 in the second round.
Woods's 36-hole total at historic Turnberry, 5-over 145, meant he missed the cut at a major for just the second time in his 14-year career on the PGA Tour.
The other came at the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., won by Australian Geoff Ogilvy.
"You need clean rounds at majors," Woods said.
Birdies at the 16th and 17th holes could not mask the fact that he hit just 21 of the 36 greens he played.
"Obviously, it's disappointing," he added. "I was playing well coming in (but) you can't make mistakes and expect to make the cut or win the championship."
After his post-round interview Friday, Woods left without verifying whether he survived the cut, which fell at 4-over 144.