PGA: Tiger Woods shoots worst Masters round (82) of his career


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It’s been a major to remember for Tiger Woods, both good and bad, at this year’s Masters at Augusta National.

After setting a record Friday by making the weekend cut at the Masters for the 24th consecutive time, Wood set a more dubious mark Saturday, shooting his worst-ever round in Augusta, Ga., with his 10-over 82 third round.

“I didn’t have a very good warmup session, and I kept it going all day today,” Woods said, while also acknowledging that Friday had worn him out physically.

The five-time champion at Augusta had a decent start with three straight pars before things began to unravel on Hole 4. He rallied for a birdie on 5 before carding a bogey, consecutive double bogeys, and then another bogey to put him at 42 through nine.

His second half unfolded much the same way, with a bogey on 12 preceding a birdie on 13, and then four straight bogeys before a par on 18.

“Just hit the ball in all the places that I know I shouldn’t hit it,” Woods said. “And I missed a lot of putts. Easy, makeable putts. I missed a lot of them.”

Woods, who made the cut at last year’s Masters but pulled out before the end of the rain-interrupted third round, citing plantar fasciitis, immediately addressed concerns of a repeat after his disastrous round, saying he’d be back for Sunday’s final round.

“My team will get me ready,” Woods said. “It will be a long night and a long warmup session, but we’ll be ready.”

Woods managed a 1-over-par score through the first 36 holes to set the record Friday, breaking a tie he held with Gary Player and Fred Couples.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to play this event for all these years,” Woods said. “And I did miss a cut when I was an amateur. As a pro, I’ve done well. It’s just an amazing aura that this place has.”

This tournament is Woods’ first appearance since withdrawing from the Genesis Invitational in February with flu-like symptoms, and his first major in a year

Woods had fallen into a tie for 52nd when he signed his scorecard Saturday. Woods’ final round Sunday will be his 100th at the Masters.

–Field Level Media


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