Tiger Woods’ savage self-reflection to worst Masters round of career

Tiger Woods played terribly Saturday at The Masters Tournament. He carded a career-high score at Augusta National. Woods signed for a 10-over 82 to sit at 11-over for the event.

Afterwards, Woods offered his thoughts on the day and was not kind to himself.

“I was not hitting it very good or putting well,” Woods said. “I didn’t have a very good warmup session, and I kept it going all day today. Just hit the ball in all the places that I know I shouldn’t hit it. And I missed a lot of putts. Easy, makable putts. I missed a lot of them.”

The 15-time major winner started with three straight pars. After that, it got ugly. Woods made three bogeys and two double bogeys on the front nine alone. He went out in 42 strokes, which was also Woods’ highest front-nine score at Augusta National.

Things didn’t get better on the back nine either for the Big Cat. He made three pars, a birdie and five bogeys.

Friday was a marathon for Woods. He had to play 23 holes after Thursday’s weather delay. He explained how that wore him out, but was not making excuses for his third round.

“I haven’t competed and played much,” he said. “When I had chances to get it flipped around and when I made that putt at 5, I promptly three-putted 6 and flub a chip at 7 and just got it going the wrong way, and when I had opportunities to flip it, I didn’t.”

There are 18 holes left, but could fans see him withdraw ahead of tomorrow? Thankfully, that does not seem like that is the case.

“My team will get me ready. Club has have been awesome. It will be a long night and a long warmup session, but we’ll be ready,” Woods said.

He will be one of the first to tee off in the morning as he sits toward the bottom of the leaderboard.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, be sure to follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.

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