Date: March 14, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Scott loses record, misses cut

Adam Scott's enviable record of consecutive cuts made on the PGA Tour of the United States has been snapped.

A week after the Australian made an encouraging return from a 12-week break by finishing fourth in the Cadillac Championship, Scott struggled to a four-over total in the Valspar Championship and he will miss the weekend's action.

It is his first missed cut in three years.

Scott's streak of 45 consecutive cuts made was the longest streak of made cuts by an active player. He last missed a weekend's tournament golf in May, 2012 at the Byron Nelson Championship. The streak now belongs to American Steve Stricker at 35.

The world No. 4s issues were no secret; after appearing with a regulation-length putter at the Cadillac last week and performing well on the greens, he lost more than two shots to the field with his putting this week.

The Queenslander has one more tournament, Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Invitational, before the Masters at Augusta National next month.

Western Australia's Greg Chalmers was the only one of seven Australians competing in the Valspar to make the cut.

Meanwhile former world No. 1 Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week's tournament as he continues to work on his game and rehabilitate from injury. He has been working on his game in Florida but perceives he is not ready to resume playing.

"I've put in a lot of time and work on my game and I'm making strides," Woods said. "But like I've said, I won't return to the PGA Tour until my game is tournament ready and I can compete at the highest level."