Tiger’s Munster final hopes dashed

ONE of the highest cut lines on the PGA Tour this season may have last night robbed tomorrow’s Munster football final in Killarney of a very special guest – golf’s world number one, Tiger Woods.

GAA chiefs had been bracing themselves for the surprise visitor at Fitzgerald Stadium as 14-time major winner Woods looked in danger of missing the halfway cut in the AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania.

The American is due in this country for next week’s two-day JP McManus Invitational Pro-am at Adare Manor and after an opening, three-over-par 73 and a two-birdie, three-bogey front nine in his second round at Aronimink, Woods seemed poised to make an early exit from his own tournament, which he hosts to benefit his charitable foundation and also salutes the American military in which his late father Earl Woods proudly served.

Sources said Woods, had he missed the cut, would have made a flying visit to Kerry tomorrow with his close friend and Limerick GAA backer McManus to watch the provincial football showpiece between All-Ireland champions Kerry and Limerick and also pay a quick visit to Killarney Golf Club, which hosts the 3 Irish Open at the end of the month.


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