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Atwal makes cut, Tiger and Mickelson miss out

July 07, 2012 15:45 IST

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal sank a tense 13-foot putt for a birdie on the 18th hole to squeeze inside the cutline but the two big names of the event Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson missed the cut at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, USA.

Atwal, who has had a tough time this season, missing more cuts than he has made, is now one-under 139 for two rounds on the par-70 Old White TPC Course.

Arjun AtwalDaniel Chopra missed the cut with a second round 74 after his first round 69.

Atwal had a bogey on the seventh but made up with birdies on 11th and 12th but a bogey on 13th placed him in the danger zone.

He hauled himself back to safety with a long birdie putt on the final hole to survive the cut.

But the big news was Tiger Woods missing the cut at the same event a week after winning his third title of the season.

Woods shot 71 and 69 and it was only ninth missed cut in his entire year.

Also missing the cut was Phil Mickelson, making it the first time the two have missed the cut in the same tournament as professionals.

When Woods was an amateur, he and Mickelson missed the cut at the 1993 Byron Nelson.

US Open champion Webb Simpson moved to the top of the leader board at nine-under as play was halted earlier due to darkness on ad ay when play was also delayed due to rain.

First round leader, Vijay Singh dropped down the leader board with a second round 74 after a first round 63.

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