Tiger Woods looks battered as he hobbles to LAST place at The Masters

Tiger Woods is having a nightmare third round at The Masters. 

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Sat, 8 Apr 2023
Tiger Woods looks down and out as he hobbles to LAST place at The Masters

Tiger Woods may have entered The Masters record books in round two, but he unfortunately had a third round to forget at Augusta National as he played himself into last place on the leaderboard. 

Woods joined Sungjae Im and LIV Golf's Thomas Pieters for the third round and they started on the 10th in a two-tee start due to bad weather. 

The draw was something of an awkward one for Woods as his agent Mark Steinberg recently dumped Pieters from his management stable following his move to the Saudi-bankrolled league. 

Woods, 47, was sadly seen hobbling around and in a great deal of discomfort on the seven holes he played in round three before the hooter sounded to call play for the day as a result of a waterlogged course. 

The former World No.1 was 6-over par thru 7 holes having started on the 10th. 

Woods is still recovering from his horror car crash injuries that he sustained little more than two years ago. 

Teeing it up in teaming rain with a wooly hat over his Nike Golf cap, Woods bogeyed his first hole of the round and then played holes 14, 15 and 16 in a combined 5-over par.  

He spun his approach shot to the par-5 15th into the water en route to a double-bogey seven, and he then found the centre of the water again with an incredibly errant tee shot into the par-3 16th leading to another double. 

Woods now finds himself down in last place of those that made the cut on 9-over par.

That's three strokes worse than the next player in the field in former Masters champion and LIV Golf's Charl Schwartzel

Woods found the fairway down the par-4 17th but came up short with his approach shot into the greenside bunker, and that's where he will return on Sunday when players head back onto the course. 

It just remains to be seen whether Woods will be fit enough to continue. 

Pieters was level thru seven holes to remain at 3-over par, while Im was an impressive 3-under par taking him to level par for the tournament. 

Woods did at least play himself into the record books once again at The Masters in round two earlier on Saturday, though.

He joins Gary Player and Fred Couples in having made 23 consecutive cuts at The Masters. 

Will Woods get the outright record of 24 in 2024? You would not put it past him. 

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Woods is now a whopping 22 shots behind current Masters leader and LIV Golf's Brooks Koepka

Koepka finds himself at 13-under par, also thru seven holes having started on the 1st. 

Jon Rahm is Koepka's nearest pursuer at 9-under par. 

Things could change when they return on Sunday morning, however, as Koepka stands over an 11-footer for par on the 7th, while Rahm is looking at a nine-footer for birdie.

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