Tiger Woods opens up on ‘biggest challenge’ after heroic effort comes to nothing at the Masters

Just 24 hours after breaking the Masters record for the most consecutive cuts made, Tiger Woods struggled on Saturday at Augusta National, shooting the lowest score he’s ever recorded at a major tournament.

At the Masters, Tiger Woods struggled to a third-round 82, his lowest score ever at a Major. Despite this setback, the American superstar promised to make a comeback for the final round on Sunday.

At the Masters, the 15-time Major winner broke the previous record by making 24 straight cuts after opening rounds of 73 and 72. However, the world 959’s lack of playing time and fitness finally caught up to him yesterday, as he was competing in just his second event of the year.

He made double bogeys at seven and eight, and eventually went out in 42, his lowest front nine score ever here. Additionally, Woods, 48, appeared uncomfortable as he bogeyed his last four holes to finish at 10-over par.

The five-time winner here responded, “Oh, yeah, it did,” when asked if playing 36 holes had physically exhausted him. My greatest obstacle? The fact that I was hitting the ball poorly and making poor putts. I kept it up all day today because I didn’t have a great warm-up. Simply strike the ball wherever I know it shouldn’t be hit. I also squandered a lot of putts. Makeable, simple putts. Many of them I missed.

“I wouldn’t say that wasn’t enough mental practice. Simply put, I haven’t played or competed very often. I immediately three-putted at number six and fumbled a chip at number seven, getting it to go the wrong way, and I missed opportunities to turn it around when I had the chance.

Last year, Woods suffered plantar fasciitis and had to withdraw from the Masters after just seven holes of his third round. However, he emphasized that he will be prepared to go back and finish the competition on Sunday.

Despite the extreme pressure he was under right now, he did admit he was going to have a difficult Saturday night in order to prepare his body. “My team will get me ready,” he declared. Club has been fantastic. We’ll be prepared, even though the evening and warm-up will be lengthy.

In the first round of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, Woods shot an 80, while in the third round of the 2002 Open at Muirfield, he shot an 81. Only behind an 85 at the 2015 Memorial Tournament, it was the second worst round of his career, tied with the 2015 Phoenix Open 82.

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