Tiger Woods gives Scottie Scheffler arrest verdict after missing US PGA cut

Tiger Woods has given his verdict after he missed the cut at the 2024 US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods says 'hopefully everything works out' with Scottie Scheffler after the 15-time major champion missed the cut in a major championship for the ninth time in the last 10 years.

Woods, 48, had work to do after opening the second men's major of the year with a one-over 72 at Valhalla that included three-putting the final two holes. 

In truth his bid to make the cut was over almost immediately on Friday after the hall of famer played the first four holes in seven-over par. 

Still, he told reporters that he is physically stronger than he was four weeks ago and believes his performance at next month's U.S. Open at Pinehurst will be better. 

"Unfortunately, I hit too many shots," Woods said of his PGA Championship performance. 


Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Asked how confident he feels about his game improving, Woods said: "It will [get better] in time. I just got to -- I need to play more. 

"Unfortunately, I just haven't played a whole lot of tournaments, and not a whole lot of tournaments are on my schedule either. 

"Hopefully everything will somehow come together in my practice sessions at home and [I'll] be ready for Pinehurst."

Understandably, Woods will now turn his attention back to pressing PGA Tour matters. 

A deal with LIV Golf's financiers is yet to be agreed. 

Before this tournament began Woods refused to say whether he personally wanted an agreement to be struck with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. 

Woods also has to make up his mind whether he wants to be the next Team USA Ryder Cup captain. 

A reporter asked Woods: "You talked about the desire to win again. 

"You thought you could still win again. 

"And yet you're spending lot of time on the PGA Tour policy board, which you obviously spend a lot of focus on that as well.

"Is there one that's more important to you than the other?

Woods replied: "No, they're both equally important to me, playing and my responsibilities as a player director, whether it's on policy board or it's on the enterprise [PGA Tour Enterprises] board. 

"All three are important in their own different ways. 

"Different ways that, one, for me playing for pride and what I can do out here, but also off the golf course the impact and responsibility that I have as a player director and as a representative of the players and what I can do off the golf course to help this tour."

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Earlier in the day world number one Scottie Scheffler was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after a traffic-related incident. 

Asked for comment, Woods said: "Unfortunate. That's all I can say. It was an unfortunate incident and I don't know what has played out since then, but hopefully everything works out."

Scheffler played his second round after racing back to the course from jail. 

He told reporters he stretched in his cell before arriving at Valhalla with 56 minutes to spare before his tee time.

Scheffler carded a five-under 66 to put himself firmly in contention over the weekend. 

Scottie Scheffler's mugshot was popular among fans
Scottie Scheffler's mugshot was popular among fans

As for Woods, he has now played in nine tournaments since his February 2021 car crash. 

In 2022, he tied for 47th at the Masters, withdrew after three rounds of the PGA Championship and missed the cut at the landmark 150th Open. 

Last year he rallied to make the cut at the Masters once again before withdrawing, tied for 45th at the Genesis Invitational that was overshadowed by handing a tampon to Justin Thomas and finished 18th at the Hero World Challenge. 

Woods withdrew from the Genesis Invitational in February with a sickness bug and once again made the cut at Augusta National but ultimately finished dead last. 

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