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He’s only gone and done it.

Tiger Woods has broken the record for most consecutive cuts made at The Masters.

The five-time champion – making his first appearance since withdrawing from the Genesis Invitational in February – is safely through to the weekend at Augusta National after rounds of 73 and 72.

It is the 24th time in a row he has made the cut in The Masters, moving him one clear of the record he had shared with Fred Couples (who missed the cut this week) and Gary Player.

Woods’ performance this week is all the more impressive considering his physical limitations, the blustery weather conditions and the fact he had to return at the crack of dawn this morning to complete his first round.

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Afterwards, he was asked what having the record means to him.

“It means I have a chance going into the weekend,” said the 48-year-old. “I’m here. I have a chance to win the golf tournament. I don’t know if they’re all going to finish today, but I’m done. I got my two rounds in. Just need some food and some caffeine, and I’ll be good to go.

“I’m only eight back as of right now. I don’t think anyone is going to run off and hide right now, but it’s really bunched. The way the ball is moving on the greens, chip shots are being blown, it’s all you want in a golf course today.”

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Woods has been particularly strong off the tee so far this week. This is, in fact, only the second time (and the first since 1999) that he has hit at least 11 fairways in each of his first two rounds at The Masters.

It is, evidently, a course that suits him and that he enjoys playing.

“I’ve always loved playing here,” he added. “I’ve been able to play here since I was 19 years old. It’s one of the honours I don’t take lightly, being able to compete.

“The years I have missed, I wish I was able to play because there’s such an aura and mystique about playing this golf course. Unless you have played and competed here, you probably don’t really appreciate that.”

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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