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Tiger Woods hopes to avoid missing cut in consecutive tournaments for 1st time in 21 years

  • Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort  in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods signs autographs for fans after the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort  in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods signs autographs for fans after the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods is looking to avoid another dubious footnote at The Greenbrier Classic.

When play gets started Thursday on the Old White TPC course in West Virginia, Woods will try to steer clear of missing the cut in consecutive tournaments.

That hasn't happened to Woods since 1994, when he failed to advance to the weekend in all three PGA Tour events he entered.

Woods has broken 70 only twice in 16 rounds this season. At the U.S. Open two weeks ago, he posted the highest 36-hole score of his pro career.

Travelers Championship winner Bubba Watson is the highest-ranked player in the Greenbrier field at No. 3 in the world. Others in the top 20 at The Greenbrier are J.B. Holmes, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen.