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With Tears and Hat Tips, Woods Bids Farewell, Perhaps, to St. Andrews

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the British Open, ending, he knows, what might have been his last competitive round on his favorite course.

Tiger Woods waving from the Swilcan Bridge at the Old Course.Credit...Robert Perry/EPA, via Shutterstock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The roars at last ebbed when Tiger Woods reached his ball, if only because everyone knew the clamor could start again soon enough.

Woods was, perhaps for the last time as a British Open competitor, on No. 18 on the Old Course at St.