(Corrects score in headline)
By Andrew Both
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., June 15 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods will probably miss the halfway cut at the U.S. Open despite birdies at the final two holes for a two-over-par 72 second round at Shinnecock Hills on Friday.
The 14-times major champion carded a 10-over 150 total that will probably end up at least one stroke too many to be among the top 60 players (and ties) who will advance to the final two rounds.
He did not play badly on Friday, but the damage had been done with an opening 78 that included a triple-bogey at the first hole.
Woods, 42, has not claimed a major title since the 2008 U.S. Open, and has not won any tournament since 2013.
The former world number one is playing a full schedule this year after a 2017 spinal fusion fixed a debilitating back problem that largely curtailed his schedule the previous four seasons.
Before this week he had missed the cut only once in nine events in 2018. (Reporting by Andrew Both, editing by Ed Osmond)