The American was champion in 2019 and had gotten off to a great start on Thursday that he squandered with his weekend performances
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The American Tiger Woods made this Sunday, during the fourth and last day of the Masters, the worst result of his career in a hole in a PGA Tour tournament by completing with 10 strokes (+7) the par 3 of 12 at the Augusta National , in which he went up to three times to the water.
The former No. 1 defending the title won at the 2019 Masters went overboard on his first hit. After dropping the ball, he ended up in the water again with a wedge strike. Again he dropped and sent the ball to a bunker, from which he again carried the ball into the water. He repeated the start from the bunker, this time to the green, where he needed two putts to hole out and finish the hole with ten strokes (+7).
Until now, his worst result on a tournament hole was the 9 he scored on hole 3 (par 4) of the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin (Ohio, USA) during the third round of the 1997 Memorial Tournament.
This unexpected stumble by Woods dropped his total score from -3 to +4 in the standings, losing some thirty places to position 55. With 11 strokes difference at the start of the day, he was aware that he had little chance of donning his sixth green jacket, with which he would tie Jack Nicklaus's record.
This is how Tiger Woods reacted to his mistakes (Reuters)
The winner of 15 'Major' tournaments had equaled his best opening round in Augusta on Thursday with 68 strokes but was losing steam in the next two, and will have to wait for a new attempt to achieve his 83rd PGA title, a record in the circuit .
For his part, the American Dustin Johnson , world number one in golf, saw his advantage reduced from four to two strokes this Sunday against his main pursuer, Cameron Smith , after the first nine holes of the final round of the Augusta Masters , which is played for the first time without spectators, was delayed this year from April to November due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With information from AFP