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Tiger Woods shoots 74 in final round of British Open

By Evan Hilbert |

Tiger Woods found trouble often in his final round at the British Open.
Tiger Woods found trouble often in his final round at the British Open. (Getty Images)

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There was plenty of leaderboard shuffling at the British Open on Sunday, but unfortunately for Tiger Woods, his move was in the wrong direction.

Woods shot a 3-over 74 to finish five shots behind Phil Mickelson, who won his first career Open Championship title and fifth major with a 66 at Muirfield.

"It was frustrating. I played well," Woods said. "I could just never get the speed right today.

"I had a hard time adjusting to the speeds. They were much slower today, much softer. I don't think I got too many putts to the hole today. I really had a hard time and left myself a couple of long lag putts early on when [the wind] was really blowing, and left them way short and didn't make those putts."

Woods' final round:

The round started inauspiciously for the three-time British Open champion, who opened with a bogey -- one of six he'd make on the day. He threatened a late charge but couldn't get enough putts to drop to make things interesting.

Despite Woods' recent struggle in majors, he's still confident a breakthrough is on the horizon.

"I've won 14 and in that spell where I haven't won since Torrey [at the 2008 US Open], I've been in there," Woods said. "It's not like I've lost my card and am not playing out here. So I've won some tournaments in that stretch and I've been in probably about half the majors on the back nine on Sunday with a chance to win during that stretch. I just haven't done it yet."

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