After 10 on 12th hole, Tiger Woods fights back to under par in Masters final round
When it comes to Tiger Woods, there’s never a dull moment.
After an opening-round 68 on Thursday, it looked like he was a true contender to defend his Masters title this week at Augusta National Golf Club. As the rounds went on, and his opponents’ scores got lower, it became clear the 15-time major champion wouldn’t be winning a record-tying sixth green jacket.
He solidified that with a seven-shot swing on one hole, making a 10 on the par-3 12th after rinsing three balls in Rae’s Creek: One from the tee, one from the drop zone and one from the bunker behind the green.
Woods fought back down the stretch, birdieing five of his final six holes to get back under par for the tournament with a 4-over 76 in Sunday’s final round. He walked off the course 16 shots behind leader Dustin Johnson.