Tiger Woods can't find driver, shoots 72 in third round of Bridgestone
Tiger Woods went out early on Saturday at Firestone Country Club and it didn't go very well.
Tiger Woods hit two more fairways with his driver than you did on Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational. That's not very good for one of the top 10 golfers in the world at a tournament he's traditionally owned.
As a result Woods shot a pretty bad 72 on Saturday and is now 1 over for the tournament. Double-digit strokes back of the leaders.
Overall Woods only hit 43 percent of fairways (which I guess is better than the 29 percent he hit on Friday) and only made one birdie en route to his 2-over score.
Here's his card:
Woods refused to blame his tee ball after his round, though. Instead he opted to point to a balky putter as the reason he couldn't get it going.
Tiger post-round blaming the putter, not the driver post round. That's a curve ball.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) August 2, 2014
Woods is 46th in the field in strokes gained putting this week.
Things got a little chippy, too, as a clearly frustrated Woods cursed out a cameraman who got a bit too close to him on the course.
So what does all of this mean? I'm not totally sure yet. It means Woods' season is about to come to a close barring a miraculous win at the PGA Championship next week and it also means he hasn't been that great since back surgery.
Tiger's nine rehab rounds: +3, +4, -3, +5, +1, +3, -2, +1, +2 (total of +14): 0 eagles 32 birdies 94 pars 28 bogeys 6 doubles 2 triples— Mike O'Malley (@GD_MikeO) August 2, 2014
In the long haul, that's probably okay, I guess. Woods says he wants to win every tournament he plays but everybody is pretty aware that's not realistic coming off a surgery like his.
Still, it's disconcerting -- surgery or no surgery -- to see Woods struggle so mightily at a course where he's won more than he hasn't.
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