Golf: Woods, McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI (AP) - World No. 2 golfer Tiger Woods has missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship after being penalised two shots for wrongly thinking he had a free drop after his ball became entangled in weeds.

Woods thought he had just made the cut by finishing his second round at one-over 73. But he was advised by the European Tour chief referee of the penalty, giving him a 75 and three-over total of 147. The cut for the top 65 plus ties is projected at two-over.

Also missing the cut was Rory McIlroy, who struggled for a second day with his new Nike clubs and posted a six-over total of 150. Even a switch to his old putter in the round did not help the world No. 1 as he posted his second straight 75.