Tiger Woods shoots his worst-ever score at The Masters

Tiger Woods tumbles down the leaderboard with his worst-ever score in a major at The Masters.

Tiger Woods shoots his worst-ever Masters score
Tiger Woods shoots his worst-ever Masters score

Tiger Woods carded the worst round of his major career with a dismal 10-over 82 on day three of The Masters

Woods, 48, started the day seven shots off the pace on 1-over par after rounds of 73 and 72. 

The 15-time major champion set a new outright record for most consecutive cuts (24) at The Masters on Friday. 

But after playing 23 holes on day two as a result of playing catch up due to bad weather on Thursday, it all appeared to take its toll on Woods on day three. 

Woods had a day to forget on Saturday
Woods had a day to forget on Saturday

Woods started with three pars before making a bogey at the par-3 4th.

He bounced back with a birdie on the par-4 5th but then the wheels really came off.

Woods proceeded to bogey the 6th and then double both the 7th and 8th before adding another bogey at the 9th.

It all added up to Woods' worst-ever nine-hole score at The Masters of 42

He settled down with two pars to begin the back nine but then threw in another bogey at the iconic par-3 12th. 

Woods made his second birdie of the round at the par-5 13th but then once again boarded the bogey train at 14, 15, 16 and 17. 

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The five-time Masters champion came back in 40 to record the worst-ever score (82) in his major career, which began as a 19-year-old amateur at the 1995 Masters. 

Woods' score of 82 marks the third time he has shot in the 80s at a major championship, and the first time since the 2015 US Open. 

He shot an 81 during the 2002 Open Championship, and also an 80 at the 2015 US Open.

Woods has only shot in the 80s five times in his entire PGA Tour career. 

His worst-ever score on the PGA Tour is an 85, coming in the third round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. 

In 98 previous rounds at Augusta National, Woods’ highest prior score was 78, recorded in rounds 3 and 4 in 2022. 

Woods will continue to fight on in the final round
Woods will continue to fight on in the final round

Woods now finds himself at 11-over par for the tournament and outside the top 50. 

The former World No.1 is now three shots off the last spot (14-over par) currently occupied by 2000 Masters champion Vijay Singh and Canada's Adam Hadwin.

Woods was making his first start on Tour since withdrawing from the Genesis Invitational due to illness some two months ago at the Genesis Invitational 

When pressed by a reporter if playing 23 holes on Friday had taken its toll physically on his body, Woods replied: "Oh, yeah, it did."

Woods claims he will be ready to battle on in the final round, however, and will not be withdrawing from the tournament. 

"My team will get me ready," said Woods.

"Club has have been awesome. It will be a long night and a long warmup session, but we'll be ready."

Woods will be making his 100th round at The Masters on Sunday. 


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