From 1997 to 2008, Tiger Woods played 46 major championships and made the cut in 45 of them. The only major championship in which he failed to play the weekend was the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot where he opened 76-76 to finish at 12 over for the week. Tiger went on to finish first or second in seven of his next eight majors after that.

There were extenuating circumstances that week at Winged Foot, of course. Woods’ father, Earl, had just passed away, but Tiger — in typical Tiger fashion — did not make excuses.

“[I’m] pissed,” said Woods after his second straight 76 that year at the U.S. Open. “That pretty much sums it up right there. I thought I was playing well enough to shoot an under-par round today, and I didn’t do that. [Missing a cut in a major is] not something you want to have happen. I’ve gone, I…

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