Tiger Woods Breaks Masters Consecutive Made Cuts Record

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Via Andrew Redington/Getty Images. Pictured: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the eighth green during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia.

Tiger Woods just completed an even-par second-round 72 to finish at 1-over through 36 holes at the Masters as he made the cut and set a Masters record with a 24th consecutive made cut.

Tiger is tied for 22nd at 1-over, and only eight golfers beat his second round of even par as Augusta National was playing very difficult on Friday with winds consistently over 15 miles per hour and gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Woods ranked second in the field in Strokes Gained: Around the Green at +2.11 in the second round, per DataGolf, and ranks fifth in SG: Around the Green (+1.51) for the tournament.

Tiger Woods beat the field average in each of the first 2 rounds. Today was the 80th time in his Masters career he's shot a score better than the field that day.

Highest % of rounds beating field, #TheMasters history (min. 30 rounds)

Lloyd Mangrum, 81.7%
Tiger Woods, 81.6%

— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) April 12, 2024

It was an impressive pair of rounds for Woods as he teed off in the less favorable afternoon wave on Thursday that had to contend with a more firm golf course and higher winds. His round of even par on Friday was over three shots better than the second-round scoring average of 75.08. Ludvig Åberg posted a round of 3-under 69, which is the only round at -3 or better today in the field.

His 24 consecutive made cuts from 1997-2024 surpass Gary Player's (1959-1982) and Fred Couples’ (1983-2007) 23 consecutive made cuts at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods has set a new Masters record with his 24th consecutive made cut 👏

He was +100 to make the cut @BetMGMpic.twitter.com/5dKRKPR1Fx

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) April 12, 2024

Golfers at 6-over and better made the cut as the cut line continued to slide away from par as the afternoon progressed. 11 golfers are tied for 50th place entering the third round, and if any had shot just one shot better, the others would have missed the cut. The cut this weekend is the top 50 golfers plus ties along with any other golfers within 10 shots of the lead, which is slightly different than the usual top-65 golfers and ties at a typical PGA Tour event.

DataGolf is forecasting smaller than a 0.1% chance for Tiger to win the tournament and a 24.1% chance to finish in the top 20. Bet365 has Woods at 225-1 odds to win a sixth green jacket this weekend, which are longer than the odds of him winning at the beginning of the event at 110-1.

Despite making 23 consecutive cuts entering this week, Woods closed around a consensus of +120 to make the cut and -150 to miss the cut this week. He has now made 25 total cuts at the Masters as he made one of two cuts as an amateur.

Tiger Woods has hit 11 or more fairways in each of the first 2 rounds of #TheMasters twice as a pro


— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) April 12, 2024

Woods had only played in one official tournament — The Genesis Invitational in February — since the 2023 Masters, and he played fewer than 27 holes at that event as he withdrew during the second round because of illness.

Woods withdrew from last year’s Masters because of injury and later underwent ankle fusion surgery in April 2023.

For more on Tiger Woods' odds, Masters market movements and the latest information from oddsmakers/risk supervisors, check out Patrick Everson's Masters Odds and Betting Trends article on Vegas Insider.

Adam Scott (+6), who has the second-longest active consecutive made cuts streak at the Masters with 14 in a row, was projected to miss the cut with a 0.2% chance of being on the right side of the number, per DataGolf, when this article was originally published following Woods' completion of his second round. Since then, the tough scoring conditions helped to extend the 2013 Masters winner's consecutive made cuts streak to 15 in a row.

Scott lipped out about a seven-foot putt for par on the 18th green that would have given him a better chance of making the cut at 5-over.

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