Far-Fetched And Kooky Reasons Why Charlie Woods Missed US Open Qualifying, Tiger’s Potential Comeback Hinges on Special Exemption.

Charlie Woods, son of 15-time Major champion Tiger Woods, did not succeed in qualifying for the 2024 US Open, scoring a nine-over-par 81 during local qualifying. Competing against 79 other players at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Florida, Woods aimed for one of five spots in the final qualifying round, known as ‘Golf’s Longest Day,’ a 36-hole event. However, the 15-year-old’s round included just one birdie, along with four bogeys and three double bogeys, which ultimately fell short.

Woods began with a bogey and then made a double bogey on the par-5 second hole. After a few pars, he birdied the par-3 fifth hole, but this was followed by another double bogey on the par-4 sixth, leading to a front-nine score of 40. His struggles continued on the back nine, with a third double bogey on the 10th and additional bogeys on the 13th, 14th, and 16th holes, culminating in a back-nine score of 41.

This marks Woods’ second failed attempt to qualify for a professional event in recent months. In February, he participated in a pre-qualifying event for the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic but shot a 16-over-par 86, failing to advance to the Monday qualifier.

Local US Open qualifying is taking place at 109 sites across 44 US states and Canada from April 22 to May 20, with successful players moving on to join already-exempt players in the final qualifying round.

While Charlie did not qualify, there is still anticipation for Tiger Woods’ potential return to the US Open, marking his first appearance since 2020.

Although Tiger is not currently eligible for this year’s US Open due to his five-year exemption for winning The Masters in 2019 expiring, it is expected that the USGA will grant him a special exemption. Tiger’s last tournament appearance was at The Masters, where he set a new record for consecutive cuts made but struggled on the weekend with rounds of 82 and 77.

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