Tiger Woods Has Worst Ever Round At The Masters

Tiger Woods' round of 78 was his highest score in 93 rounds at the Masters Tournament

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On Saturday at Augusta National, Tiger Woods seemed to be slightly struggling and, understandably, slightly fatigued, as he produced a six-over-par round of 78, his highest score in 93 rounds at the Masters Tournament.

During his third day, Tiger's ball-striking display had still been quite good. However, in a very un-Tiger like display, he produced four three putts and even a four putt! The five-time Green Jacket winner lost 4.93 shots on the field on just the greens alone.

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Tiger was in visible pain throughout his third round

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Speaking after his round, Tiger seemed in a rather jokey mood, with the 46-year-old stating: "I was hitting too many putts! It was like putting practice, I hit about 1000 putts out there today. I think I had four three-putts and a four-putt. Honestly, I didn't think I hit it all that bad, I just had absolutely zero feel for the greens and it showed."

Throughout the round, Tiger also seemed to be in visible discomfort, which suggested that he has still not fully recovered from his serious car crash in February 2021, that led to his right leg almost being amputated.

Despite being in pain, Tiger still shot a one-under-par opening round, with the American at six-over-par for the tournament after three rounds at Augusta National. Once again, he was in a humorous mood with his responses, stating: "Maybe I go out there, shoot 66 and get back to level-par for tomorrow.

"Hopefully I can get a good round tomorrow. It is going to be a little bit warmer so hopefully I feel a little bit more limper than I did out there today and get out there and get going and putt a little bit better."

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Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x