Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tiger Woods endures horror front nine of 44

Tiger Woods in action today
Tiger Woods in action today

Defending champion Tiger Woods suffered a nightmare start to his third round at the Memorial Tournament after reaching the turn in 44 shots - the highest nine-hole score of his professional career.

Starting on the back nine at Muirfield Village in Ohio, Woods played his first two holes to par before his problems began when he carded a double-bogey at the par-three 12th, dropping to three over par for the tournament.

There was worse to follow for the world number one though, as he suffered another double-bogey at the par-five 15th before dropping a further shot after carding a five at the 17th.

The 14-time major winner then record a treble-bogey seven on the 18th to reach the turn in an incredible eight over par, leaving him nine over for the competition and in last place overall.

Only once before in his career has Woods scored three double-bogeys or worse over nine holes, which was during the final round of the 2007 Arnold Palmer Invitational when he shot 43.

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