Tiger Tracker: Round 4

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RBC Heritage

Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

1:44:01 AM ET. 04/20/2014




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1Luke Donald-5F-8
2John Huh-3F-6
T3Charl Schwartzel-3F-5
T3Nicholas Thompson-3F-5
T3Jim FurykEF-5
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Tiger Woods gave the leaders something to think about early, making his turn at 4 under, but bogeys at Nos. 2 and 5 seemed to take the wind out of Tiger's sails on Sunday afternoon at the Frys.Com Open.

Woods hit nearly 71 percent of his greens in regulation and his putter seemed to come around after a poor first round, making six birdies on both Friday and Sunday, and five more on Saturday.

Asked if he might add another Fall Series event, Woods simply answered "I'm pretty busy prior to that, so no" in a post-round interview.

Meanwhile, there has been plenty of movement on the tournament leaderboard, with youngster Bud Cauley, Briny Baird and Ernie Els all having the lead at some point on Sunday.

Here is a look at hole-by-hole breakdown of his final round:

• • •

Hole No. 9, Par 5, 555 yards

Tiger has birdied the reachable par 5 the past two days, while picking up a par during the first round. It is playing as the third-easiest hole on the course.

Woods hits a 322-yard drive onto the right side of the fairway and must wait for the group in front of them - the tournament leaders - to clear the green.

His second shot goes over the green and he has to pitch out of the rough to get within eight feet of the hole. Will he pick up his first birdie on his final nine?

He does to complete his third-straight round of 68.

3 under for the day; 7 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Shane Bertsch has moved to within a shot of the lead after his eighth birdie of the day on No. 13.

• • •

Hole No. 8, Par 4, 478 yards

Tiger picks up a nice 279-yard drive to the left side of the fairway and he takes dead aim at the hole with his second shot, which bounces by and leaves him about 20 feet for a birdie.

Tiger pushes his birdie putt by on the right and has to settle for another par.

Can he pick up an elusive eagle on the par-5 9th?

2 under for the day; 6 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Bud Cauley picks up a bogey on the par-5 9th to fall two back of leader Briny Baird. Meanwhile, John Rollins picks up an eagle at No. 9 to move to 11 under.

• • •

Hole No. 7, Par 3, 166 yards

Tiger has picked up two pars and a bogey on No. 7 this week.

He hits a nice tee shot and will have about 19 feet for birdie. He has played the last nine holes at 2 over.

He hits his birdie putt about 2 feet past and taps in for par.

2 under for the day; 6 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Briny Baird birdies No. 8, while Ernie Els misses his birdie putt, giving Baird a one-shot lead over Els and Bud Cauley.

• • •

Hole No. 6, Par 4, 480 yards

Tiger's performance on No. 6 has been unexciting for the first three days, simply picking up pars.

His 294-yard tee shot pushes to the right, landing in the fairway bunker. He has 173 yards left to the green.

He hits the green with his second shot and has about 37 feet for birdie.

His first putt cozies up next to the hole, but he must settle for a two-putt par.

2 under for the day; 6 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Youngster Bud Cauley has gained a share of the lead with a birdie on No. 8, while Ernie Els has done the same with a birdie at No. 7. They are both tied with Briny Baird at 13 under.

• • •

Hole No. 5, Par 4, 454 yards

Tiger, currently T-19, has parred No. 5 each day, with it being the fifth-toughest hole on the course today.

He hits his 264-yard drive into the left rough and has 168 yards left to the green.

He has to punch out because he was under a tree and is staring at another bogey. For a round that started so promisingly, Woods is quickly fading.

He gives himself a shot at par with a nice third shot behind the hole, but two-putts to pick up a bogey.

2 under for the round; 6 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Briny Baird picks up a bogey at No. 6 and now only has a one-shot lead.

• • •

Hole No. 4, Par 4, 418 yards

Tiger has been very consistent on this par 4, picking up a par each day.

He puts his 279-yard tee shot on the left side of the fairway. He has a bit less than 140 yards to the hole.

He hits another green in regulation, but two putts for a par. At this point, barring a miracle, Tiger is simply playing to get inside the top 10.

3 under for the day; 7 under for the tournament

Group note: Playing partners Arjun Atwal and Rod Pampling are also at 7 under for the tournament.

Leaderboard update: Paul Casey (12 under) picks up a birdie to move within two shots of leader Briny Baird.

• • •

Hole No. 3, Par 3, 230 yards

Tiger has struggled on this hole this week, with two bogeys and a par.

His tee shot comes up short of the green and has about 30 yards to the pin.

He takes two shots to get in the hole to secure his par.

3 under for the day; 7 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Briny Baird (14 under) birdies No. 4 to extend his lead to two shots.

• • •

Hole No. 2, Par 4, 432 yards

Tiger has birdied No. 2 the past two days, while posting a bogey in the first round.

He hits his drive into the first cut and has a bit more than 100 yards to the green. His second shot is right of the green and will need to get up and down to stay within striking distance of the top 10.

Tiger struggles around the green and ends up picking up his second bogey of the day. He falls to T-20.

3 under for the day; 7 under for the tournament

Leaderboard update: Briny Baird is even for the day and is sitting at 13 under, one shot ahead of Adam Hadwin, Bud Cauley and Ernie Els. Hadwin has played three holes, Cauley is through five, while Els and Baird have completed two holes.

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Hole No. 1, Par 4, 422 yards

Tiger has had a mixed bag of success on the course's first hole, with birdies in Rounds 1 and 3, and a bogey in Round 2.

He puts his 318-yard drive in the middle of the fairway.

He stuffs his approach shot to about six feet, where he'll putt for his sixth birdie of the day.

He misses the putt and taps it in for par.

4 under for the day; 8 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 18, Par 4, 425 yards

Tiger is struggling a bit more off the tee, pushing his 3-wood into the right rough at the short par 4.

He hits the green in regulation, but two putts for a par. Makes the turn at T-12 and still five shots back of the lead.

4 under for the day; 8 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 17, Par 4, 358 yards

The hole is playing from 284 yards today and Tiger drives it into the greenside bunker, about 45 feet away from the pin.

He gets out of the bunker in style, putting it to within six feet and makes the birdie putt to move back into the top 10.

4 under for the day; 8 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 16, Par 3, 210 yards

Tiger has found trouble off the tee for the first time, pushing his shot to the right of the green and will have a difficult up and down.

He puts his second shot to a little more than 40 feet and two-putts to pick up his first bogey of the day, while also falling out of the top 10.

He now approaches the drivable par-4 17th.

3 under for the day; 7 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 15, Par 5, 568 yards

Tiger finds another fairway, this time with a 303-yard drive. He should have a good shot at making the green in two.

Woods leaves his approach shot short of the green, but has a chance from around 32 feet for eagle.

He puts his third shot within four feet and buries the putt to pick up another birdie. It was the fourth-straight day he birdied the par 5.

He is now T-9.

4 under for the day; 8 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 14, Par 4, 497 yards

Tiger keeps it in the fairway, hitting his drive 312 yards to the left side. He has 182 yards left to the pin, which is in the middle front.

He knocks his approach shot to about six feet and makes the putt to pick up his third birdie in five holes.

He also moves to T-15.

3 under for the day; 7 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 13, Par 4, 407 yards

Tiger has found his first bit of trouble off the tee, landing in a fairway bunker on the left with his 277-yard drive.

He goes from trouble to trouble, landing his second shot in the rough left of the green. He gets up and down to save par and move to the lengthy par-4 14th.

2 under for the day; 6 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 12, Par 5, 605 yards

Tiger seems to have his driver under control, smacking a 316-yard drive right down the middle of the fairway. Question is: Can he make a stab at the green?

And he did, and came up about 10 yards short. He pitches his third shot to within three feet and makes his birdie putt to go to 2 under for the day.

2 under for the day; 6 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 11, Par 3, 236 yards

Tiger puts his tee shot on the green, roughly 38 feet from the pin. Tiger made a long birdie on No. 11 on Saturday.

He comes up short on the birdie putt and moves to the par-5 12th.

1 under for the day; 5 under for the tournament

• • •

Hole No. 10, Par 4, 425 yards

Tiger Woods gets off to a good start, blasting his opening drive down the middle of the fairway 332 yards. He'll have 74 yards to the hole on his second shot.

He puts his second shot to about 11 feet and drains the birdie putt.

1 under for the day; 5 under for the tournament

• • •

Getting you caught up

• Rickie Fowler won his first professional tournament this morning in Korea, outlasting Rory McIlroy to win the Korea Open. Read the story.

• Meanwhile, Yani Tseng won her sixth LPGA title of the season. Read the story.

• • •

Did you know?

• In 2011, Tiger has played in only eight tournaments prior to the Frys.com Open, earning $629,863 (more than half of which came from his T-4 finish at the Masters).

• Tiger's low round for 2011 is a 66 at both the WGC-Cadillac and his second-round 66 at the Masters. Check out his photo gallery from his career at the Masters.

• Tiger's first-round, 2-over 73 on Thursday wasn't surprising in 2011 terms, as he has seven over-par rounds for the year. (He has played 24 rounds this season)

• For the year, Tiger is only 8-under-par.

• While 2011 is a smaller sample size, his performance on par 3s is better this year than in 2010 (3rd in birdie percentage at 18.18 percent in 2011; 11.63 percent and 157th in 2010), but has dropped off on his par-5 performance year-over-year (66th in birdie percentage at 43.42 percent; 32nd in birdie percentage at 45 percent in 2010).

• Tiger has, by far, earned the most money on the PGA Tour in his career, making an eye-opening $94,787,167.

• Tiger is 11-1 in his career in PGA Tour playoffs.

• In 2011, Tiger is well off-the-pace with driving accuracy, hitting the fairway only 52.23 percent of the time, compared to the Tour average of 60.72 percent.

• Since his second-place finish at the TOUR Championship in 2009, Tiger has finished no better than T-4 (the Masters twice and the 2010 U.S. Open).

• Tiger will next play in the Australian Open, followed by being a member of the U.S. Presidents Cup squad. He is 18-11-1 in eight previous appearances at the Presidents Cup. Check out full profiles of the American team here.

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Have you seen this?

We spent a full day with Tiger a few weeks ago as he filmed segments for the upcoming 2013 version of his EA Sports game. Check out our video, where he talks about how the game can change "real" golf. Also, check out our story about the day and some eye-opening stories that Tiger revealed during our session.

•••

Tiger Coverage

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Tiger Woods signs his first endorsement in two years, re-joining Rolex, who worked with Woods early in his career.

Rocco Mediate says that Tiger Woods will return to the top of the golf world.

Maginnes on Tap: There are plenty of famous opinions - Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Johnny Miller and Greg Norman - about where Tiger is headed. But, really, they only have educated guesses.

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