Tiger Woods makes Sawgrass cut at the last as Webb Simpson sets pace

by Theguardian

• Woods scrambles over cut line thanks to Thomas and Spieth errors• Simpson matches best single round Players score to lead by five

Tiger Woods probably thought he had encountered everything in professional golf until a freakish Friday at the Players Championship. In virtually the final acts of round two, with Woods heading for an early tournament exit, the most unlikely set of events handed the 14-times major champion salvation.

Woods found himself afforded cut-line hope as Justin Thomas, one of golf’s most unflappable figures, fluffed a chip at the 18th en route to a bogey.

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