Tiger Woods highlights impact of off-course commitments after missing cut

Tiger Woods highlighted the negative impact of his off-course commitments after missing the cut in the 106th US PGA Championship.

Woods carded a second round of 77 at Valhalla to finish seven over par, with all of the damage done in a three-hole stretch on the front nine.

The 15-time major winner ran up a triple bogey on the second, bogeyed the third and carded another triple bogey on the fourth to end his chances of making the weekend.

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Tiger Woods chips to the green on the fifth hole during the second round of the US PGA Championship (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Woods, who played the remaining 14 holes in one under and almost made a hole-in-one on the eighth, said on Tuesday that his time-consuming role in negotiating a potential peace deal between golf’s warring factions could rule him out of the Ryder Cup captaincy in 2025.

And the 48-year-old indicated it was also reducing the time he has to prepare for his occasional competitive appearances.

“Well, if you ask any of the (PGA Tour) player directors, we just don’t sleep much,” Woods said.

“There’s a lot of late nights and zoom calls at odd hours of the night, all throughout the night, and lots of e-mails to read.

“These are all things that I signed up for as a player director and ways that I can help, and hopefully we can make more of an impact.”

Asked if he was confident his game would improve ahead of next month’s US Open, Woods said: “It will. In time. I just need to play more.

“Unfortunately, I just haven’t played a whole lot of tournaments, and (there are) not a whole lot of tournaments on my schedule either.

“Hopefully everything will somehow come together in my practice sessions at home and be ready for Pinehurst.”