Tiger Woods speaks to the media after missing the cut for the third Major in a row
Former world number one Tiger Woods missed the cut for the third straight major after adding a 73 to his opening 75.
"I hit it good enough to be where I needed to be, but I putted awful," Woods said. "And I finally figured something out today on the putting green, but the damage had already been done. Finally rolled the ball coming in, and unfortunately it was too little, too late."
This is Woods' fourth missed cut in 10 starts this season, summing up the miserable year the 39-year old has had.
At the other end of the leaderboard the hafway pace setter is Aussie Matt Jones.
Jones had six holes remaining on Saturday and played them in two under par to complete a superb 65 and finish 11 under par, two ahead of fellow Australian Jason Day.
Day has recorded nine top-10 finishes in his last 19 majors, memorably battling attacks of vertigo to finish ninth in the US Open in June and missing a birdie putt on the 72nd hole at St Andrews to get into a play-off for the Open Championship.
"I've put myself in the position, so the only thing I have to change is the end result," Day said. "I just think that it's easy for some people to get there quicker than others. Some people make it look easier than others.
"The experiences that I've had in the past in previous finishes, I think it's setting me up for something big in the future. And I just really have to keep plodding along and really keep doing the stuff that I'm working on."
Sweden's David Lingmerth, India's Anirban Lahiri and American Tony Finau were four shots off the lead on seven under, with Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth another stroke back.
Rory McIlroy sits on -2 while Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington both missed the cut by one stroke on three over.