Tiger Woods misses chances to score, stumbles again Saturday at Northern Trust

Tiger Woods may have his trust Scotty Cameron putter back in the bag this week, but it sure isn’t working the way it used to. Woods (...)

Tiger Woods misses chances to score, stumbles again Saturday at Northern Trust

Tiger Woods may have his trust Scotty Cameron putter back in the bag this week, but it sure isn’t working the way it used to.

Woods struggled again on Saturday during the third round of the Northern Trust, the first of three events in the PGA Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs. The two-time FedEx Cup champion couldn’t get anything going on Moving Day at TPC Boston, signing for a disappointing 2-over 73 and walking off the course 1 under for the tournament in 68th place. He’s only ahead of Saturday’s playing partner Rory McIlroy, who shot 3 over to fall back to even, and Matt Jones, who brings up the rear after a 5-over 76 dropped him to 2 over for the tournament.

The scorecard doesn’t look great, but that doesn’t mean Woods didn’t have his opportunities to score. On the front nine alone, Woods missed two birdie putts from four feet on Nos. 1 and 7 and a seven-footer on No. 4. When he made a bad shot, he compounded mistakes, like on the par-3 third when he duffed his second shot from the rough or the par-4 12th, where he three-putted for bogey from 28 feet. He also missed six greens from the fairway (including the par-5 18th, where he had 215 yards to the pin).


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Woods won’t win a record 83rd PGA Tour title this week, and his hopes for a record third FedEx Cup title took a hit, as well. The 15-time major champion will have an early tee time on Sunday and a shot to right the ship before heading to Chicago for next week’s BMW Championship at Olympia Fields.

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Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods on Saturday at the Northern Trust, shot by shot

Tiger Woods hasn't had his best stuff in his return to the PGA Tour this week at the Northern Trust, but he's been just good enough to (...)

Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods on Saturday at the Northern Trust, shot by shot

Tiger Woods hasn’t had his best stuff in his return to the PGA Tour this week at the Northern Trust, but he’s been just good enough to make the weekend.

The 15-time major champion made the cut directly on the number at 3 under after a 3-under 68 on Thursday and a ho-hum even-par 71 on Friday at TPC Boston in the first of three events that comprise the Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs.

Woods, a two-time FedEx Cup champion, is back in action early on Saturday morning, teeing off alongside defending FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy. Follow Woods’ round with shot-by-shot analysis below.

Hole 4 – Par 4

Driveable par 4 here at the fourth at just 301 yards. That’s a 3-wood here for Tiger, aiming this one right and landing in the fairway area near the green. Great angle at the pin, plenty of green to work with, great shot. Good effort here rolls this one to about eight feet for another birdie chance. Yikes, another just dead miss. Wasn’t much to this one, just missed it. Par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 4 (3 under overall).

Hole 3 – Par 3

Leaves this one short on the first par 3 of the day, finding the rough just beyond the bunker that guards the front of the green. Oh man, he didn’t even get this one to the green. Duffed his chip and then almost holed-out for par. Bogey. Nothing to see, just a really bad second shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 3 (3 under overall).

Hole 2 – Par 5

YAHTZEE! Tiger smokes this one 325-yards down the middle of the fairway. Great shot off the tee leaves just 203 yards to the flag but he tugs this one a little left. Maybe he tried to fade it in to the green, but if so, didn’t move an inch. He’s safe but flirting with the water hazard, and will have a simple pitch-and-putt to make birdie. Nifty little pitch here on the second rolls to four feet once again. Let’s see if he can convert this time. Of course he can, he’s Tiger Woods. Should be consecutive birdies but he’ll take the one.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 2 (4 under overall).

Hole 1 – Par 4

Moving Day, let’s get it. Iron off the tee here for Tiger and it’s right down the middle of the fairway. The Big Cat struggled to hit greens from the short stuff yesterday, we’ll see how he fairs with his ballstriking today on the first. Tiger must’ve had a big breakfast because he’s licking his chops after this tasty approach. He lands it hole-high and spins it back just a bit, leaving a four-footer for birdie. Wow, that’s an awful putt and a real missed opportunity. Left it outside the cup the entire way. Par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (3 under overall).

Pre-round

Watch Tiger and Rory warm up on the range.

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