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Tiger Woods barely makes cut at British Open

Tiger Woods US plays shot off 8th tee during second day British Open Golf championship Royal Liverpool golf club Hoylake

Tiger Woods of the US plays a shot off the 8th tee during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Updated: July 18, 2014 3:28PM

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods has shot one of his worst rounds at the British Open, a 5-over 77 that nearly cost him a chance to play this weekend.

Woods has failed to make the cut at a major only three times in his professional career, most recently at the 2011 PGA Championship. He was in danger again after a triple-bogey at the 17th hole pushed his score to 3 over for the tournament — outside the projected cut.

But Woods rallied with his first birdie of the day at the final hole, hitting a delicate chip over a bunker to set up a 6-foot putt. He rolled that one in, though there’s little chance of him challenging for his 15th major title. He is 13 shots behind leader Rory McIlroy.

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