Tough course tames Tiger

Tiger Woods, who has made 116 consecutive cuts, is in jeopardy of seeing his record ended after a one-over-par 72 in the opening round of the Nissan Open in California.

Tiger Woods, who has made 116 consecutive cuts, is in jeopardy of seeing his record ended after a one-over-par 72 in the opening round of the Nissan Open in California.

Woods is in a tie for 79th place and only the top 70 plus ties make the cut at Pacific Palisades.

“I’m disappointed,” Woods admitted. “I drove the ball well. I put the ball on the correct side of the fairways, had great angles at the flags and I just didn’t execute.

“I just didn’t hit my irons very close.”

USPGA champion Shaun Micheel and Shigeki Maruyama of Japan share the lead after posting seven-under-par 64s.

Hank Kuehne finished a stroke behind the leaders and in sole possession of third place at the 7,260-yard, par-71 course.

Defending champion Mike Weir of Canada, Kirk Triplett, Robert Allenby of Australia, Scott McCarron and Fred Couples shared fourth spot after carding 66s.

Jeff Maggert shot a 67 and headed a group of four players tied for ninth.

John Daly was tied for 13th place with nine others at 68 – he started his round with a birdie, bogeyed the next three holes and had five birdies on a bogey-free back side.

Darkness arrived before 10 players could finish their rounds and they will return early today to complete.

Ireland's Darren Clarke had a disastrous round of 82, and lies in 143rd place on 11 over par.

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