Woods misses cut at third major in row

Tiger Woods misses cut in his third successive major for first time in his proffessional career

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

Tiger Woods plunged new depths when he missed the cut in a third successive major for the first time in his career at the storm-delayed PGA Championship on Saturday.

The former world number one, who failed to advance after 36 holes at the U.S. Open in June and at last month's British Open, exited the tournament after carding a one-over-par 73 in the second round at Whistling Straits.

Woods had left himself with plenty to do after putting poorly on the way to an opening 75 and, despite improved play in the second round, he finished two strokes outside the projected cutline of two-over 146.

Still working through the latest swing change of his career after recovering from back surgery, Woods has endured a dismal 2015 campaign featuring four missed cuts, a withdrawal and just two top-25 finishes in 10 starts.