Tiger Woods has missed the cut in the Abu Dhabi Championship after he was penalized two strokes for moving his ball from vines.
He'll join top-ranked Rory McIlroy on the sidelines this weekend -- the first time that both have missed a cut in the 41 tournaments they've played together -- because of the blunder.
It happened at the fifth hole Friday when his drive sailed to the right of the fairway and landed in a thicket of vines. Woods called playing partner Martin Kaymer over to see if he could get relief, and Kaymer agreed the ball had become embedded in the vines.
Unfortunately, European PGA Tour chief referee Andy McFee ruled the ball was embedded in sand and that removing the ball without take a one-stroke penalty for relief would result in a two-stroke penalty, leaving Woods at three-over-par 147 after 36 holes of play, one above the cut line.