Less than a year ago, Tiger Woods didn't think he would play in the Masters.
Woods played in his first official tournament since he was seriously injured in a car wreck outside Los Angeles in February of 2021.
Woods did not have the results he wanted. He said earlier in the week that he thought he could win another green jacket, but he finished well off the lead after carding 6-over 78 in the final two rounds. He had his worst rounds at the Masters.
Woods will have to take solace in the fact that he made the cut in his first official event in 17 months. He played 72 holes at one of the most demanding golf courses in the world after having his leg repaired.
His previous worst Masters score was 6 over in 1996, his second appearance as an amateur. It was the first time Woods was over par in the final two rounds of the Masters and the first time he was over par at a major since he was 13 over at the U.S. Open.
Woods had a better start than he did Saturday. He made a bogey on the first hole and a par on the second. After a 335-yard drive, Woods had 229 yards left to the hole. He putted to 3 feet after hitting his second shot over the back of the green.
It was the first time in 94 career rounds at Augusta National that Woods had three consecutive bogeys.
He missed a 12-footer for par on the fourth after hitting his tee shot into a greenside Bunker. He dropped his iron on his second shot. He was unable to get up and down for par after his ball ended up short and right of the green.
On the fifth hole, Woods was 4-over in four rounds.