Arjun Atwal missed yet another Major cut as his second card of 73 was not enough to get him past the halfway mark at the PGA Championships, the last Major of the season, here.
Atwal had three birdies and six bogeys i
n a card that gave him a total of 151, one worse than his friend Tiger Woods, who also missed the cut with rounds of 77 and 73 at the PGA Championships at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Friday.
It was Atwals fifth missed cut in five starts at Majors since 2004. Next week Atwal defends his PGA Tour title at Wyndham, where he became the first Indian ever to grab a PGA Tour title.
Jason Dufner shared the lead with rookie Keegan Bradley, a first- timer at a Major. Dufner had an eagle in his round of 65 and Bradley had a bogey- free 64.
Woods was a story by himself as he found bunkers, water and double bogeys more than ever in his career.
In two rounds, he visited the bunker 22 times and found the water hazard four times and five double bogeys. It was only the third missed cut at a Major in his career and only his seventh missed cut in 227 starts on the PGA Tour.
Behind Dufner and Bradley, who are both at fiveunder 135, there were DA Points ( 67), John Senden ( 68), Jim Furyk ( 65) and Scott Verplank ( 69) at 136.
Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, world No. 1 and 2, are still around for the weekend.
Westwood ( 68) was tied 14th at four shots behind leaders, while Donald ( 71) was tied 26th at 141. Rory McIlroy, who hurt his wrist on hole number three on Thursday, went through the full round at 73, which included three three- putts. Adam Scott, playing with Woodsalt39former caddie, Steve Williams, was around at two- under after rounds of 69 and 69. He was tied 11th despite a double bogey on 18th and he was three behind the leaders.
Gangjee makes cut
SPRINGFIELD: A bogeyfree four- under 68 saw Rahil Gangjee make a smart move upwards in the leaderboard after second round of the Price Cutter Charity Golf Championships at Highland Springs Country Club her on Saturday.
Gangjee, who had a 70 in the first round, had just one birdie on 16th in his first nine holes after starting from the tenth. After the turn, he birdied the first, fourth and seventh and stayed error- free for a fine 68. His second days exploits took him to six- under 138 for a tied 41st place, up from tied 55th with some accurate driving and good putting, in a low- scoring event.
Daniel Chopra exited from the tournament with a 74 as he went to five- over 149 and the cut came at five- under 139. Friesens 10- under 62 was his career- best and it gave him a two- shot lead over Gavin Coles ( 64) and three over Craig Bowden.
Four others share the fourth place at 66.
Winner of last two events, JJ Killeen shot 74. Killeen is trying to become the first player to win three weeks in a row in Nationwide Tours history.