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Tiger Woods needed to catch fire on the back nine to avoid missing the cut at the PGA Championship.

It didn't happen.

Woods, who shot 74 on Thursday, never seemed to be in sync on the front nine today..

And things didn't improve much at the turn.

It wasn't until the 15th hole that he got his first birdie of the day. And he followed that with a bogey on the 16th.

He shot 35 on the back nine -- 74 for the day -- to finish the two rounds at +6 after a birdie on No. 18.

The cut line was +1.

He drove his first tee shot into the rough to start the day and had to save par with a clutch putt.

He didn't seem to be in any extreme pain from his injured back but he also didn't seem sharp and his back may have compromised his play.

But things continued to roll downhill as he bogeyed No.4 and then missed a two-foot bogey putt on No. 6 to go six-over for the day. That was followed by a bogey on No.7 where he really looked uncomfortable.

He finished the front nine in 39 and was +7 for the tournament.

After shooting the 74 yesterday, Woods had a game plan to battle back into the tournament.

"I have to get to under par by the end of tomorrow. Or end of my second round. If we get storms, it could be Saturday," Woods said. "If I get under par for two rounds that will be right in the ball game."

Woods, who had back surgery on March 31, tweaked his back last Sunday in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods hit a shot from an awkward lie just outside of the steep bunker's upper lip and fell backward.

His back started spasming and he withdrew after hitting a drive on the ninth. He flew home to Florida for treatment and didn't get to Valhalla until Wednesday. He played nine holes in practice and then walked the back nine.

Woods' season could be over. Unless he plays and wins next week's Wyndham Championship, he will miss the FedExCup Playoffs.

And if he is not one of Tom Watson's three captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, Woods possibly wouldn't play until October in Argentina in an unofficial team event.

Watson, talking on TNT after his Friday round, said Woods is recovering from his injury and not playing well right now and then added "but he's Tiger."

Tiger Woods needed to catch fire on the back nine to avoid missing the cut at the PGA Championship.

It didn't happen.

Woods, who shot 74 on Thursday, never seemed to be in sync on the front nine today..

And things didn't improve much at the turn.

It wasn't until the 15th hole that he got his first birdie of the day. And he followed that with a bogey on the 16th.

He shot 35 on the back nine -- 74 for the day -- to finish the two rounds at +6 after a birdie on No. 18.

The cut line was +1.

He drove his first tee shot into the rough to start the day and had to save par with a clutch putt.

He didn't seem to be in any extreme pain from his injured back but he also didn't seem sharp and his back may have compromised his play.

But things continued to roll downhill as he bogeyed No.4 and then missed a two-foot bogey putt on No. 6 to go six-over for the day. That was followed by a bogey on No.7 where he really looked uncomfortable.

He finished the front nine in 39 and was +7 for the tournament.

After shooting the 74 yesterday, Woods had a game plan to battle back into the tournament.

"I have to get to under par by the end of tomorrow. Or end of my second round. If we get storms, it could be Saturday," Woods said. "If I get under par for two rounds that will be right in the ball game."

Woods, who had back surgery on March 31, tweaked his back last Sunday in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods hit a shot from an awkward lie just outside of the steep bunker's upper lip and fell backward.

His back started spasming and he withdrew after hitting a drive on the ninth. He flew home to Florida for treatment and didn't get to Valhalla until Wednesday. He played nine holes in practice and then walked the back nine.

Woods' season could be over. Unless he plays and wins next week's Wyndham Championship, he will miss the FedExCup Playoffs.

And if he is not one of Tom Watson's three captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, Woods possibly wouldn't play until October in Argentina in an unofficial team event.

Watson, talking on TNT after his Friday round, said Woods is recovering from his injury and not playing well right now and then added "but he's Tiger."

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