The streak continues.
Tiger Woods, despite four birdies during his final 10 holes Sunday, could only muster a 2-under 70 and finished T-4 to run his winless streak at Augusta National to eight tournaments.
“It’s just the way it goes. As I said, I had my opportunities to finish with some good numbers this week and I felt like I really played well and I’ve been playing – I played this week the way I’ve been playing all year, and that’s a good sign,” said Woods.
Woods didn’t give himself a great chance to contend by going 2 over through eight holes Sunday, including scrambling pars at both par-5s (Nos. 2 and 8). He turned things around with birdies at Nos. 9 and 10, but missed a 15-footer on No. 12 that proved costly. He would pick up birdies on Nos. 13 and 15, but miss a 10-footer on No. 16 that sealed his fate.
“I certainly missed my share of putts today, actually this week. I also made a bunch too,” said Woods. “So it’s one of those things where this golf course was playing a little bit tricky. We had four different green speeds out there and I couldn’t believe how slow they were the first two days, yesterday I couldn’t believe how fast they were, and then today it was another different speed again.”
Woods held up well considering the Saturday controversy surrounding a delayed two-shot penalty that did not result in a disqualification due to Rule 33-7 in the Rules of Golf. He says that fans did not treat him any differently during the weekend.
“They were fantastic. I had so much encouragement out there. They were absolutely incredible,” said Woods. “Especially yesterday starting out the day, I was, I couldn’t believe the amount of support I had and everyone was just trying to get me to shoot a low one and I was very thankful for that.”
Woods has not officially announced which tournament he will play next, although it is expected to be the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in early May.