Tiger Woods got off to a scorching start early on Saturday at the Honda Classic, birdieing two of his first three holes and three of his first eight to get to 3 under for the tournament.
Just when we started thinking about Woods posting a 65 or even something lower, well, the last nine holes happened.
It didn't exactly fall apart on the back nine, but he didn't post the number that he needed to get into contention on Sunday.
A bogey on No. 10 set things back a bit. Then he lost his ball short on the par-3 No. 17, had to re-hit and made a double bogey.
Lost ball for Tiger on 17. Suspect it plugged in the bank. Search is well over 5 minutes at this point.— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) March 2, 2013
Bogey putt can't find the hole, and now all the day's gains have been returned. Tiger heads to 18 right where he started...even par.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) March 2, 2013
He made par on No. 18 for his third straight 70 and will have another early tee time on Sunday as he remains nine back of the leader, Luke Guthrie.
It has been a frustrating week for Woods. He hasn't hit the ball terribly (and he has been putting well), but a double bogey in each of his last two rounds means he hasn't even sniffed the leaderboard.
And, as Doug Ferguson pointed out, that's bad news for our friends at NBC.
So this double means no Tiger on TV this weekend.— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) March 2, 2013
Woods was famously nine back last year before posting a 62 on Sunday to nearly steal the tournament from Rory McIlroy.