Tiger Woods shoots 73, falls farther back at British Open

It was not a good day for Tiger Woods on Saturday. (Getty Images)
It was not a good day for Tiger Woods on Saturday. (Getty Images)

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Tiger Woods is going to petition to just play the back nine twice each round and skip the front nine altogether.

Woods went out on the back nine on Saturday and birdied his first two holes before dropping his second-straight 38 on the front nine with a triple bogey and a double bogey.

He's played the front nine in 7 over this week as opposed to 4 under on the back and now he's just two clear of 64-year-old Tom Watson and 19 back of leader Rory McIlroy.

It has not been pretty. Here's his card:

"I've still just made too many mistakes" he said after his round. "You can't run up high scores like that and expect to contend."

Woods is playing this Open like it's a tough US version and not an easy British one.

"Most of the scores are 3 under or better, and I certainly didn't do that."

No, he did not.

He's tied for 58th and Sunday will be nothing more than a friendly game with whoever he's paired with.

Woods also blamed his putter for his woes this week.

"[I've] made a lot of mistakes. I've made two doubles and two triples but on top of that I missed a lot of shots for opportunities for birdies."

He's averaging 1.63 putts per round, right at the field average, but certainly not up to par for him.

Of course I don't know what par is for Woods anymore.

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