Tiger Woods shoots 73 on Sunday, finishes 2015 Masters at 5 under

Tiger Woods hit two fairways on Sunday. I repeat, Tiger Woods hit two fairways on Sunday.

When you consider that fact, Woods' 1-over 73 doesn't seem all that bad. Still, at 5 under for the tournament Woods tumbled out of the top 10 on a day when scoring was pretty easy.

Woods started badly by yanking his first tee shot into the ninth fairway. He made par there but went out in 37. Only an eagle on No. 13 kept Woods' score in check as he shot 36 on the second nine.

"I missed three shorties in a row at two, three and four and didn't gather any momentum after that. The round was basically a struggle from there," Woods said after his round.

He finished with one eagle, two birdies and four bogeys.

Even worse than a mediocre final round for Woods is the fact that he also appeared to hurt his hand on the ninth hole on Sunday.

"My bone popped out. My joint kind of went out of place, but I put it back in," he said.

OK ...

It's a disappointing finish as Woods places outside the top 10 at Augusta for only the fifth time since winning this thing back in 1997.

Still, Woods' week was incredibly encouraging (minus the hand thing). If you would have told me he would finish in the top 20 this time 10 days ago, I would have laughed.

Instead?

I'm impressed.

"It's not going to be for a while," Woods said when asked the next time he plans to step on the course. "I want to refine what I'm doing. I really like what I"m doing. I got my distance back and everything is good."

Tiger Woods went par-par-par early on Sunday. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods went par-par-par early on Sunday. (Getty Images)

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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