Woods shoots worst ever round on PGA Tour

It was a round to forget for Tiger Woods as he shot a career worst 85 Saturday at the Memorial Tournament
It was a round to forget for Tiger Woods as he shot a career worst 85 Saturday at the Memorial Tournament

The average golfer would take a score of 85 for 18 holes, not Tiger Woods.

Woods is now ranked 172nd in the world and recorded one birdie, six bogeys, two double bogeys and one quadruple bogey.

His previous high score at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide was a 79 which came in 2013, but this score is now his worst as a member of the PGA Tour eclipsing an 82 he shot earlier this year at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Woods did not meet with reporters following the round, however his playing partner Zac Blair did.

“He’s just kind of working through some things, obviously it takes some time to work through some swing changes and stuff like that,” Blair said. “He’ll get back to playing good.”

Blair shot 2-under par for the day in front of the player he idolized.

The two were able to converse and Blair admired the way Woods did not let the round get the best of his outward emotions.

Woods driver again cost him as he had a two-way miss that caused him problems throughout the round. Through three rounds of play Woods has hit 16 of 42 fairways. Putting, which has been his saving grace in the Memorial Tournament also saw some recession with his 32 putts in the third round represented his highest total of the tournament.

The low-light of the round came on the final two holes. Woods recorded his first and only birdie of the day on the 15th while recording par on the 16th hole. This meant that to break 80, he would need to record a 1-under par score for the last two holes.

Woods found water with his approach to 17 green and found water off the tee on 18. His struggles continued on the hole before making the quadruple bogey.

His response when asked how his driving woes can be fixed was playing more tournaments. This is Woods’ fifth tournament of the season.

“Obviously displeased with the way I drove it, I didn’t drive it very good again,” Woods said following his second round. “I kept spinning the ball. I have to go fix that.”

Woods made the cut on the number for the second consecutive tournament Friday making a five foot putt for par on the 18th hole.

For the Memorial Tournament, Woods is in last place meaning he will tee off by himself Sunday morning.

“We’re making progress,” said Woods Friday. “Progress however slow is still progress and I’m creeping up on it. I need to put a few more pieces together to really get it going.”

Author: Zac Weiss

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