The world's top two golfers, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, both missed the cut in their first tournament of the season at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Friday.
Tiger Woods of the US plays a shot during the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the Emirati capital on January 18, 2013. Woods struggled to find his game as he bogeyed four of the first five holes. He eventually missed the cut.
McIlroy finished well outside the cut line, while playing partner Woods appeared to have squeezed into the weekend before he was hit with a two-stroke penalty for a rules infringement that sunk his challenge.
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