Tiger Woods stumbles in career-worst Masters round at Augusta National

tiger woods walks on a green during the third round of the 2024 masters

Tiger Woods shots a 10-over 82 on Saturday, his highest score ever at the Masters.

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Tiger Woods made a little bit of history during his second round at the Masters. After posting an even-par 72, he set the record for most consecutive cuts at the Masters with 24. Heading into the weekend, he was just one over and seven shots back of the lead.

Woods’ third round on Saturday was also historic. But this time, for all the wrong reasons.

During a stunning Moving Day round playing alongside Tyrrell Hatton, Woods posted a 10-over 82. It marks his career-worst round at Augusta National by four shots.

“I didn’t have a very good warmup session, and I kept it going all day today,” Woods said. “[I] just hit the ball in all the places that I know I shouldn’t hit it.”

Woods made eight bogeys, two doubles and just two birdies during the disastrous round. After starting the day within shouting distance of the lead, he walked off the course near the bottom of the leaderboard.

Woods’ day began with promise when he arrived for his 12:45 p.m. tee time. And after parring his first three holes, it looked as though he might be able to play himself into contention with another solid round.

The five-time Masters winner’s first mistake of the day came at No. 4 as he missed the green and made bogey for the third day in a row. However, he quickly righted the ship as he picked up a birdie on the difficult par-4 5th.

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Unfortunately for Woods, that would be one of the lone highlights of the day. Starting on the next hole, his round quickly unraveled.

Woods bogeyed the par-3 6th and then made back-to-back doubles on the 7th and 8th, the latter being his first score of worse than bogey on the hole in his entire career. After he picked up another bogey at the 9th, he officially posted his worst-ever front nine score at Augusta National with a six-over 42.

“Just got it going the wrong way,” Woods said. “When I had opportunities to flip it, I didn’t.”

The back nine was no better for the 15-time major winner. Wirth an increasingly noticeable gait in his step, Woods made five-back nine bogeys and a lone birdie (on the 15th) to post 40 on the inward nine.

“I missed a lot of putts,” he said. “Easy, makable putts. I missed a lot of them.”

After zero three-putts through 36 holes, Woods had two during his third round.

Woods’ previous worst round at Augusta came in 2022 as he posted 78 on back-to-back days over the weekend. His 82 on Saturday was four shots worse and left him 17 shots off the lead at the time of his finish.

This is the third time Woods has failed to break 80 in a major, and the first time since the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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