Tiger Woods latest: Why the former No 1 could still be competing in the Open 2015 this weekend

The American still looks likely to miss the cut

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The Independent Online

It looks like Tiger Woods will get a chance to play on the weekend at the British Open.

Just not the way he planned it.

A rain delay of more than three hours Friday pushed tee times back, meaning Woods and playing partners Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen almost surely will not finish their second round before dark.

For Day and Oosthuizen, that means getting up a bit earlier than planned on Saturday to finish their second rounds and prepare for their remaining 36 holes. For Woods, it likely means turning in his scorecard and telling his pilot to gas up the private jet for a late morning getaway.

Woods, who missed the cut badly after an opening 80 at the U.S. Open last month, played almost as poorly in the first round of the British on Thursday on his way to a 4-over 76. That left him in a tie for 139th and in need of a huge rally to make the cut.

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Woods acknowledged as much after his first round, saying he hoped that bad weather would force a lot of players into making mistakes and that he would be able to move up on the scoreboard. Unfortunately for Woods, the rains that caused the round to be postponed further softened the course and it was playing relatively easy for the early players.

 

It will be two years next month since Woods last won a tournament, and he hasn't won a major since capturing the U.S. Open in 2008.

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