Tiger Woods shoots 79 in third round at Torrey Pines
Tiger struggled mightily to even make par on Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Tiger Woods shot his highest score ever at Torrey Pines ever on Saturday and will miss a third-round cut for the first time in his career.
Torrey Pines? Tiger? Are you sure?
It was even worse than it looks in print.
Woods' worst round ever at Torrey Pines coming into Saturday's third round was a 77 in 2002, he easily bested (or worsted?) that with a 79 on Saturday.
And it was a missed 10-foot putt on the last hole from being an 80.
Here's a look at his scorecard which looks like Carmelo Anthony's shot chart from Friday night:
The 79 tied Woods' record for second-worst round as a pro with a 79 he shot at the 2013 Memorial and a 79 he shot in 2010 at Quail Hollow.
His worst round ever was an 81 at the 2002 British Open.
The third-round cut comes because there were too many ties after round two.
Woods "politely declined" an interview with CBS after his round but you know he had to be seething after the way he played. I joked on Friday that he'd be on his jet to Dubai before Jordan Spieth hoisted the trophy on Sunday. He might be on it before Spieth completes his round on Saturday.
That stretch from No. 18 to No. 6 (Woods started on No. 10) where he went double-double-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey was as un-Tiger as it gets.
Nobody's better at grinding pars in meaningless rounds than he is but it just wasn't there on Saturday.
The overreaction will be that he's done or his career -- this is always the overreaction -- but the reality is that he's the No. 1 player in the world by a wide margin and coming off a year in which he won five events.
Let's give this some time to play out before we eulogize his 2014 season.
Or at least until his next round.
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