Ex-'Dog Watney Beats Tiger Woods at Match Play

FRESNO, Calif.


Tiger Woods eliminated by Nick Watney
Associated Press article

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- Tiger Woods couldn't buy a putt and won't be sticking around at the Match Play Championship.

With a chance to send his match against Nick Watney into overtime, Woods missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and failed to get out of the second round for the third straight time at Dove Mountain.

Watney will face Lee Westwood, the former No. 1 player whom he has beaten in each of the last two years.

Woods missed three birdie putts inside 10 feet over the last six holes, and the last one was the biggest. Watney was ready to go to the first tee. Instead, he's going to the third round. Watney said, "I'm definitely in a little bit of shock."

It's the third straight event this year that Woods' putting cost him a chance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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