LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Moments after the Funai Classic at Disney was suspended because of storms Friday, Tiger Woods unleashed his fury. He reared back and spiked his golf ball onto the cart path, sending it 20 feet in the air and into the pond.

Woods made a double bogey and a triple bogey in the same round for the first time since the 2000 Masters, and he was on the verge of missing the cut for the second time this year.

With 74 players at 6 under par or better – and 53 players not having finished the round – Woods was at 4 under and most likely needed two birdies to make the cut. Vijay Singh finished at 4-under 140, likely missing the cut for the third time this year.

Tom Pernice Jr. set the pace early Friday with a 10-under 62 on the easier Palm course to reach 15-under 129, one shot ahead of Geoff Ogilvy, who had a 66 at Magnolia.

Woods started his round on Magnolia with two birdies on the first three holes, and there was no sign of trouble. But on the 494-yard fifth hole – the toughest of the tournament – Woods hit his tee shot into the trees, took a penalty drop and stumbled to a triple bogey.

He recovered with three straight birdies, starting on No. 9, to get back to 6 under for the tournament. But he pulled an 8-iron into a bunker on the par-3 12th, sent the next shot over the green into another bunker and took double bogey, again putting him two shots below the cut line.

It was a roller-coaster afternoon, a ride he could have just as easily taken across the street at the Magic Kingdom. Woods drove the 337-yard 13th green for a two-putt birdie, but then drove into the woods, chipped out, and flew the green with a 3-wood to take bogey on the par-5 14th.

As he stood over a 15-foot birdie putt on the next hole, the electronic scoreboard behind changed pages and showed that the new cut line was 6 under par.

Woods missed the putt, and he was on the ropes.

The only consolation for Woods?

Singh missing the cut means that Woods clinches the PGA Tour money title for the sixth time in his career, ending Singh’s two-year stay atop the money list.

AP-ES-10-21-05 1819EDT


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