6 Jun 2015

Tiger makes the cut, Lee misses out

12:56 pm on 6 June 2015

The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee has missed the cut at the latest PGA tour event in Ohio, while Tiger Woods has just made it.

Danny  Lee, 2015.

Danny Lee, 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

After a dissapointing three over par first round 75, Lee bounced back on day two with a second round 70 that featured two bogies a double and six birdies.

But with the cut line set at one under par, Lee missed the weekend by two strokes as Woods just made it.

Woods backed up his first round 73 with a two under par 70 on day two.

The 14 time Major winner picked up three strokes on the front nine before hitting a birdy and three bogies on the way home including two on 16 and 17.

Woods' par on the 18th ensured his place on the weekend.

Tiger Woods, June, 2015.

Tiger Woods, June, 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

At the top of the leaderboard, American Jason Dufner provided the fireworks, going birdie-eagle-ace, but it was fast-finishing Swede David Lingmerth who seized the early lead in the second round in Dublin.

Lingmerth, who had missed the cut in four of his last five starts on the PGA Tour, has produced superb form at Muirfield Village so far and four birdies in his final seven holes earned him a seven-under-par 65 and top spot on the leaderboard.

Seeking his first victory on the U.S. circuit after twice finishing second, the 27-year-old from Tranas signed off with a three-foot birdie putt at the tricky par-four 18th to post a 12-under total of 132.

That put him a stroke in front of former PGA Championship winner Dufner, who birdied the 14th, eagled the 15th and then holed out with a six-iron at the par-three 16th on the way to a 67.

"Five under through three is probably the best I have ever done," Dufner told reporters about his stunning run from the 14th to the 16th on his outward nine.

Dufner, a three-times winner on the PGA Tour, has now recorded four eagles at Muirfield Village this week.

"I've had some stretches where I'm playing some really good golf and some poor golf ... I need to clean up those bad holes," he said.