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Tiger Woods, who used to dominate the Masters Tournament, shot a profession worst within the third spherical of this yr’s competitors on Saturday. Tournament chief Scottie Scheffler stayed forward of the pack.
Woods, a five-time Masters champion, ended Saturday with a 6-over 78 — his worst efficiency in his 93 profession rounds on the prestigious event.
Woods is paired with Kevin Kisner, a South Carolina native, on the competitors in Augusta, Ga. Kisner is ranked twenty seventh on the planet amongst male golfers and is a University of Georgia graduate.
Both Woods and Kisner made birdie on the second gap. But later, Woods four-putted the fifth gap — a uncommon transfer in Woods’ historical past on the Masters.
As of Saturday morning, Woods was tied within the nineteenth spot with Kisner and Patrick Cantlay. By the finish of the third spherical, Woods dropped to forty first and Kisner to twenty sixth. Cantlay, who’s in his sixth look on the Masters, dropped to forty fifth.
Scheffler, in the meantime, did not let a drive into the woods on gap 18 knock him from the highest of the leaderboard.
After 17 months with out taking part in high-stakes golf, Woods says he is grateful to be competing in any respect.
In the second spherical, Woods performed alongside Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Joaquín Niemann of Chile. Niemann completed Thursday’s spherical at three below par, touchdown him among the many leaderboard’s high spots.
Just final yr, Woods watched the event from a hospital mattress after sustaining a number of accidents in a high-speed automobile crash. Earlier this week, the 46-year-old golfer informed reporters he believes he has a shot at one other Masters victory.
“I love competing, and I feel like if I can still compete at the highest level, I’m going to, and if I feel like I can still win, I’m going to play,” Woods stated. “But if I feel like I can’t, then you won’t see me out here. You guys know me better than that.”
Woods shall be trying to flip his luck round for the ultimate spherical on Sunday.
“As many putts as I had, you’d think I’d have figured it out somewhere along the line, but it just didn’t happen,” he stated after Saturday’s spherical, based on the Associated Press. “Each and every day presents its own different challenges for all of us. I wake up and start the fight all over again.”
You can tune in to the competitors on the Masters’ web site, CBS or ESPN.