Tiger Woods improves with 76, but misses cut badly at 2015 US Open

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler, who both fly on private vehicles in the air, might race back to Florida after they exited stage left from the 2015 US Open on Friday afternoon.

Fowler finished at 14 over for the week and beat his playing partner Woods by two strokes. Tiger followed up his Thursday 80 with a Friday 76 for the worst 36-hole score of his career (156).

"I wanted to shoot 5 or 6 today," said Woods after his round about needing a 65 or 66 to even flirt with the cut. "But I wanted to be on the other side of it. I hit a little bit better today. But, again, I made nothing today. I didn't make any putts the first two days; I hit it better today. Hitting some spots where I could hit some putts; I made nothing."

He's pretty much right there. He took 37 of them in the second round. Thirty-seven.

Woods now has as many missed cuts in his career (14) as he does major championships. That it took nearly two decades to "accomplish" this feat is maybe the most remarkable of all of Woods' remarkable achievements.

Tiger Woods provides his own metaphors. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods provides his own metaphors. (Getty Images)

This week, with all the swing changes Woods is going through, was never going to be great. It's crazy, though, just how badly it went.

"On a golf course like this you get exposed and you have to be precise and dialed in. And obviously, I didn't have that. Obviously, I need to get a little better for the British Open and I'll keep working at it."

I'm certain that's true. Woods appears dedicated to his new swing as well as the work it will take to refine it ... even if nobody actually knows what in the world that swing is to begin with.

As for the rest of this season? Woods stood in front of a handful of reporters and chatted about the next few months as he tries to fix everything that's broken with himself and his game.

"I'm playing the same events. My schedule is set for the summer. And I'm playing every other week. I'm excited about it."

I'm not sure anyone actually believed him.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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