GOLF: MAY 17 PGA Championship
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Phil Mickelson missed an opportunity to hold another PGA Championship record this week at Valhalla Golf Club. When the cut was made early Saturday, Mickelson was on the wrong side of it, and the two-time PGA Champion remained tied with Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd for the most cuts made in championship history. The three men have all advanced to the weekend 27 times.

Mickelson tied for 58th place last year at Oak Hill, moving him into a tie with Nicklaus and Floyd. At Valhalla, the 53-year-old shot 74-72 to miss the cut by five shots.

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Tiger Woods also missed the cut, the combination of a poor finish to Round 1 and a poor start to Round 2 the biggest culprit. Woods made consecutive bogeys on his last two holes to shoot a first-round 72. On Friday, he parred the first hole then played the next three holes in seven over par, making two triple bogeys and a bogey. He shot 77 and missed the cut by eight shots.

“The week, it was a great week being here, being here at Valhalla, and unfortunately my scores did not indicate how the people treated me and how great a week I had,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, I hit too many shots.”

Jon Rahm missed his first cut in a major since the 2019 PGA Championship. He shot 70-72 and missed by one.

Other notables missing the cut include Akshay Bhatia, who shot 73-70 to miss by two shots. The 22-year-old lefty won the 2018 Junior PGA Championship at Valhalla and was playing in his first PGA Championship. Reigning U.S. Open Champion Wyndham Clark (71-75), Adam Scott (72-73) and Michael Block (76-74) all missed the cut too. Block, a member of the Corebridge Financial Team, earned his place in the field this week via a 15th-place tie last year at Oak Hill, where he recorded a hole-in-one on the 15th hole of the final round while playing with Rory McIlroy.

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