Tiger Woods improved by four shots on his disappointing opening round of 76, but it was not enough to make the 36-hole halfway cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Woods, playing in his first official PGA Tour event in nearly 18 months, exchanged two birdies for two bogeys on day two en route to finishing on 4-over and outside the top 100.
In similar circumstances to when finishing 15th in last month's 17-man Hero World Challenge, the 14-time major champion explained he was making "far too many dumb mistakes" on the course with which to contend for the tournament.
"Overall today was a lot better," said Woods. "I hit it better which was nice, and putted well again. I fixed a few things while playing.
"There was good communication between Joey (caddie) and I, but he's rusty and I'm rusty. We're getting there, and it's good times."
"But it was just like the story at Hero where I made so many dumb mistakes out there. Playing tournament golf is very different to playing with your buddies in a cart. I need some more playing time."
World number one Jason Day and reigning US Open champion Dustin Johnson, playing with Woods, also missed the cut with the Australian finishing on 3-over and the American on 2-over.
Justin Rose leads the tournament on 8-under by one shot over defending champion Brandt Snedeker and Adam Hadwin, who last week posted a 59 en route to finishing second to Hudson Swafford.
Woods will now move on to play in the Dubai Desert Classic, a tournament he has won on two occasions in 2006 and 2008, before taking a week out and then moving back to the United States to play in the Genesis Open and Honda Classic.
"I'm trying to get ready for that first full week in April, that's the plan," said Woods, clearly with one eye on landing a fifth Green Jacket at The Masters.
"I didn't get a chance to win the golf tournament this weekend, but we'll try again next week."
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