The former world No 1 had another turbulent day at Shinnecock Hills, and after being caught out again by the first hole where he made a double bogey, he finished on +10.
Woods’ putting let him down and over the two rounds made three double bogeys, one triple bogey and six bogeys over the two days.
This was a feature of the game that the 42-year-old lamented.
“It’s just what I have done the last few events, I have not putted well,” Woods said when explaining why he played so poorly on Thursday and Friday.
“You don’t win major championships slapping it around the place and missing putts.”
The cut line was set at +8 and a whole host of other big names were victims of the links style course, including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.
McIlroy’s struggles were well pronounced in the opening round as he shot a 10-over par round of 80.
Although he made a 10-shot improvement with a par round of 70 on day two, it was the third straight cut he missed in an event he last won in 2011.
Spieth appeared to be set to make the cut with four straight birdies, but missed out by a single shot after back-to-back bogeys at 17 and 18.
Dustin Johnson, however, will be the man to beat and he opened up a four-shot advantage at the top of the leaderboard.
The world No 1 is bidding to win the US Open for the second time and admitted after his round he feels comfortable at Shinnecock Hills.
“I like golf courses where par is a really good score and here, on every hole, par is a good score,” he said.
“I played well and my speed on my putts has been very good. To hole that one on the seventh (from 45 feet) was a nice bonus.”