Tiger Woods doesn't miss many cuts in his life, especially as dramatic as the way he missed the cut in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Woods flew home from the Middle East after missing the weekend for incurring a two-stroke penalty for an infraction on the fifth hole, an infraction he didn't even know he committed.
Woods carved his drive right of the fifth fairway and found some creeping vegetation in a sandy waste area that separates the fifth and sixth fairways. The ball was plugged and Woods asked Martin Kaymer if he was entitled to relief.
Kaymer said yes. Woods took what he thought was a free drop and chipped out sideways onto the fairway. He made a bogey on the hole.
It later turned into a triple-bogey when senior referee Andy McFee spoke to referee Miguel Vidor about the incident. McFee went to the area to look at the situation and immediately decided Woods had incurred a two-shot penalty for taking incorrect relief.
"I thought my ball was embedded, so I called Martin...