Woods Finishes Last, Will Fall from Top 200
There have been many times during his career when Sunday seemed like an after thought to Tiger Woods given the way he had played on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
That was also the case Sunday at The Memorial, but because Woods was so far behind the leaders, instead of so far in front.
The 14-time Major winner followed up Saturday’s abominable 85 with a 2-over 74 on Sunday to finish 14-over for the tournament, in last place.
He was so bad that Andrew Putnam, who shot a 10-over 82 on Sunday, still finished eight strokes ahead of Woods.
Woods was actually quite good for more than half of his final round. After bogeying No. 2, he birdied No. 5, 7, 9, and 11 to sit 3-under after 12. But the meltdown was waiting, as he bogeyed No. 13, doubled 15, came back to birdie 16, then bogeyed 17 and doubled 18 to finish 4-over on the back nine.
For the tournament, Woods was a collective 16-over on the back nine, including +8 on No. 18, with two double bogeys and the quadruple bogey 8 on Saturday.