Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 76 at Barclays

Tiger Woods reacts after he hit his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of The Barclays at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park.

Tiger Woods reacts after he hit his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of The Barclays at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park.

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- A day after three-putts cost him dearly, it was a bit of everything that sent Tiger Woods to a 5-over 76 on Sunday at the Barclays.

A birdie miss at No. 9 and then a poor chip and putt at No. 12 seemed to send Woods into a tailspin as he went from contention to simply trying to get his round overwith.

See how his round unfolded with our shot-by-shot tracker:

• • •

No. 18, par 4, 411 yards

A birdie here would get Tiger back to even par and it looks like he'll slide down to third in the FedEx Cup standings, with both Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia moving ahead of him.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the left side of the fairway with an iron and leaves himself about 150 yards in.

Approach shot: Another subpar effort hear, using 9-iron and not getting to the green, finding a greenside bunker.

Around the green: Tiger plays his shot from deep in the bunker and nearly hops it into the cup, instead the ball rolls past by 8 feet.

• On the green: Tiger buries this putt decisively. Best putt in awhile. But still shoots a 5-over 76 and finishes at 1 over for the tournament.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 over (1 over for tournament)

• • •

No. 17, par 3, 207 yards

Tiger can't get off the course fast enough, having made a mess of the past seven holes. That birdie miss at No. 9 and the poor chip at No. 12 are guaranteed to be moments that will stick out in Tiger's mind as critical moments that turned his round to the worse.

Off the tee: Tiger holds a green on this tee shot, and will have about 20 feet for birdie from behind the hole.

On the green: Tiger gives it a run, but it stays left and he knocks in a 3-footer for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 over (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia both bogey the par-4 11th hole, leaving Watney's lead at three shots.

• • •

No. 16, par 4, 490 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 16: Some players simply will find trouble here by trying to overpower the drive and hanging it out right – into dense trees, heavy grass and trouble all the way back.

Off the tee: Tiger rips driver again here, but it hooks well left again and finds sand. Tiger's re-worked swing had intended to take the left out of play on the tee, but he's found himself there quite a bit on Sunday.

Approach shot: Tiger has to play a shot from under trees and runs it up with a 6-iron, but the ball gets all the way through the green and he'll have a delicate chip out of the rough back to the hole. Great getting out of trouble, but another poor result.

Around the green: Tiger hits a poor chip and he starts walking after it immediately. His body language says it all. He is defeated. He snatches at the putter that caddie Joe LaCava hands him. He'll have 25 feet to save par. Ouch.

On the green: Tiger two-putts from 25 feet for a bogey. He is 5 over on the back nine today. Stares at the ground as he walks off the green.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 over (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney is beginning to run away with this tournament, burying a birdie putt at No. 10 to move to 11 under, three shots clear of Sergio Garcia, who bogeys No. 10.

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No. 15, par 4, 478 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 15: From the sublime to the ridiculous, this long, twisting uphill hole leads to a green that feels like its sliding off the hill. In a much-needed modification after 2009, Rees Jones “softened” the green by reducing some of its precipitous back-to-front contour.

Off the tee: Tiger was 1 under on the back nine for the week coming into Sunday, but has played the first five holes today at 4 over. Tiger takes 3-wood here and hooks it left and into the rough. Not as far as on Saturday, but will still have a difficult shot into the green.

Approach shot: Tiger manages to get his second shot to the green, but again plays one club too few and will have more than 80 feet to the hole.

On the green: Tiger's birdie attempt comes up woefully short, leaving himself 10 feet to save par. Tiger seems out of sorts right now. But he does make the 10-footer to stop the bleeding and steady the ship.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over (Even for tournament)

• • •

No. 14, par 3, 161 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 14: A sublime sense of shifting rhythms presents itself here on Bethpage’s most delicate little hole. There’s great spectator viewing here at the most intimate scene on the golf course, thanks to a busy little green, well protected front right and side left a la the famed 11th at St. Andrews.

Off the tee: Tiger is all out of sorts at this point, double-crossing his tee ball here at the 14th, flying it about 10 yards too far and he'll be chipping from behind the green.

Around the green: Tiger has little room to work with here and has to play a flop shot, hitting a great one that slides just past the hole, but it keeps running and he'll have 15 feet to save par. Great shot with an unlucky result.

On the green: Tiger leaves his par attempt high and two-putts for another bogey. He has fallen back to even for the tournament and 10 off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over (Even for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson bogeyed No. 12 to fall back to 5 under, but has since charged right back up the leaderboard. He has two straight birdies on Nos. 14 and 15 and sits at 7 under with three holes left. He's three shots back of Nick Watney (10 under), two back of Sergio Garcia (9 under) and one behind Brandt Snedeker (8 under).

• • •

No. 13, par 5, 608 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 13: Even from the back tees, reaching this green in two will be in the wheelhouse for some players, especially if, as expected, the firm turf conditions that have prevailed all summer hold up. It's crucial to hit one of the narrowest fairways at Bethpage.

Off the tee: With his hopes all but dashed on winning the title, Tiger is now playing for FedEx Cup points and positioning moving to the Deutsche Bank next week at TPC Boston. Tiger sends his tee ball here to the left, avoiding a fairway bunker.

Second shot: Tiger takes a big rip from some patchy rough to the left of the fairway bunker and finds the right fairway. He could use a birdie here.

Third shot: Tiger takes pitching wedge from just over 150 yards and comes up short of the green. He will have a good look at the pin and will likely putt from off the green.

Around the green: Tiger plays a bump-and-run and sends it 6 feet past and to the left of the hole. He has a long discussion with caddie Joe LaCava after the shot, confused why it broke so much to the left.

On the green: Tiger misses the par putt and looks skyward in frustration. Taps in for a bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over (1 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney birdies the par-5 7th hole to move to 9 under, while Sergio Garcia narrowly misses his birdie attempt and stays at 10 under.

• • •

No. 12, par 4, 501 yards

The magical number today could be around 7 or 8 under, with both Garcia and Nick Watney playing the front nine much like Tiger - a bit up-and-down. Tiger will need a big finish to get there.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls driver again and finds the right rough. He is definitely being aggressive off the tee, just not having as much luck finding the fairway.

Approach shot: Expecting the ball to come out much hotter, Tiger takes 7-iron and tries to get it to run up on the green from over 200 yards, but it comes up short and finds some greenside rough.

Around the green: Tiger has a horrible lie in the rough and tries to simply hack it out, and just doesn't get enough contact with the ball and will have more than 30 feet to save par.

On the green: From 34 feet, Tiger comes up short and has 3 feet left for bogey. He looks dejected after that par putt. He misses the bogey putt and picks up his first three-putt of the day for a double-bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (2 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Sergio Garcia is pumped up after a birdie at No. 6 to get back to 10 under, now two shots clear of Nick Watney.

• • •

No. 11, par 4, 435 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 11: Another low-lying hole, but with enough of a turn to the left across a sea of sand splash on the tee shot to convey different lines of play. There’s not a big advantage to hitting a driver. At 290 yards out, the landing area is at its narrowest and most densely bunkered. See Brad's hole-by-hole here.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls 3-wood here and blasts it down the middle of the fairway and will have just over 180 yards into the green.

Approach shot: With 7-iron in hand, Tiger is again one club short, finding the rough just over a greenside bunker and will have a tough up-and-down. The breeze has picked up and the ball definitely moved further left because of it.

Around the green: Tiger plays a nice chip shot to about 3 feet above the hole.

On the green: Tiger makes the delicate par putt to stay five shots off the lead, now held solo by Sergio Garcia.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Tim Clark has two birdies in his last four holes, including one at the par-4 sixth hole, to move to 6 under, three shots behind Sergio Garcia and Nick Watney. Clark is T-5 with Dustin Johnson and Greg Chalmers. Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Stadler are T-3 at 7 under.

• • •

No. 10, par 4, 502 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 10: There’s nothing complex about the calculus here, just two long straight shots on a low-lying hole. It’s tight off the tee and does not set up well to the eye, as it’s all set on the same flat horizon line.

Off the tee: With driver in hand, Tiger starts begging this ball to move a bit left, but it doesn't and he finds a fairway bunker on the right. A day after being nearly perfect off the tee, Tiger has been up-and-down with his first shots on Sunday.

Approach shot: Despite being in the bunker, Tiger plays a great second shot to past the flag and will have 18 feet for birdie. Great recovery.

On the green: Tiger has definitely fixed his speed on the greens today, but runs this one about a foot past and taps in for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

• • •

No. 9, par 4, 460 yards

That was a big par save for Tiger, who looked very upset with himself the entire hole, but walking away with par was clutch.

Off the tee: Tiger pummels his tee ball here to the tune of about 340 yards, leaving himself slightly less than 110 yards into the green.

Approach shot: Tiger is looking much more comfortable with his wedges this week, using sand wedge here and sticking it to about 6 feet for another look at birdie.

On the green: Tiger pulls this putt, motioning at the ball with his hands as soon as it ran by. He makes the turn at even for the day. It's going to take a special back-nine to put some pressure on the leaders.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney drains a birdie putt at No. 2 to vault into a tie for the lead at 9 under.

• • •

No. 8, par 3, 210 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 8: Good thing this downhill hole has the deepest green on the course: 46 yards. The play across the only water hazard on the layout requires a middle iron to a narrow putting surface that sits snugly between a slope of tall roughs and wildflowers on the right and two deep bunkers on the left.

Off the tee: The tee has been moved way up on No. 8, but Tiger doesn't take advantage and barely clears the water.

Around the green: Tiger has one foot in the water and one foot out and blasts it to about 20 feet past the hole, using the slope at the back to his advantage.

On the green: Tiger nails the right-to-left bender for an improbable par after that very poor tee shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Sergio Garcia dropped a shot at No. 1 to fall back to 9 under, one shot clear Nick Watney.

• • •

No. 7, par 5, 553 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 7: What was one of the hardest greens to hit in regulation as a par 4 in the 2002 and '09 U.S. Opens will play to its normal designation as a par 5 for The Barclays and thus be among the easiest GIRs.

Off the tee: Tiger smashes a driver and finds the middle of the fairway and will have less than 240 yards left into the green. He could use something special here to get his round kickstarted.

Second shot: Tiger hits a spectacular shot here, getting it to 10 feet, where he'll have a real nice look at eagle.

On the green: Tiger misses his eagle attempt by about 3 feet past the hole, but knocks that in to get back to 4 under. Three birdies and three bogeys so far for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

• • •

No. 6, par 4, 408 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 6: On this sharp dogleg leg, it's tempting to have a go at it off the tee because the left corner of the dogleg is protected by a bunker that requires “only” a 270-yard carry. But the temptation comes with considerable risk on a hole with the most intensely bunkered green on the course.

Off the tee: Tiger takes less-than-driver and just glides it up the middle of the fairway. He's been erratic off the tee on Sunday, so we might see him take chances by using shorter clubs off the tee.

Approach shot: Tiger attacks the far right pin location, but goes a bit long and is just off the back of the green.

Around the green: Tiger plays a nice chip to near tap-in range and knocks that in for his first par of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson and Luke Donald are off to good starts. Johnson, the defending champion, and Donald are both 2 under through 7 holes. Johnson is now at 5 under and Donald is at 4 under.

• • •

No. 5, par 4, 478 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 5: A massive, gnarly bunker dotted with tall fescue and ryegrass flanks the right side of the landing area and requires a 290-yard carry to traverse. The closer to the drive to this side, the better the angle of approach to a small, elevated and heavily protected green.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls driver and smokes it, but it bounds through the fairway and finds the rough on the left side. Drive settles about 320 yards from the tee.

Second shot: Tiger can't see the green, much less then flag here and just muscles it up to the elevated green, coming up short and in the rough.

Around the green: Tiger has the right distance control, but will have about 9 feet from the right for par.

On the green: He knows he missed this one right away, walking after it immediately. Another bogey. Tiger has yet to record a par today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Tim Clark - playing some fantastic golf the past six weeks - has moved into the top 10 with a birdie at No. 1 and is now 5 under overall. Some impressive names are bunched up at 4 under, including Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood.

• • •

No. 4, par 5, 517 yards

An eagle is usually a bonus, but Tiger is going to need one here. He'll need to take a chance off the tee to give himself a shorter approach and opportunity to get to the back pin location.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver and hammers it up the left side, carrying the bunkers and finding the intermediate cut of rough. He should be able to give it a go.

Second shot: Tiger has only 200 yards left to the flag, Tiger takes a big swing at it, but comes up short and into a bunker fronting the green. He can't take this sand shot past the flag, or it will go down a slope and make par almost impossible.

Third shot: From a plugged lie - which left Tiger frustrated pre-shot - all Woods can do is just take a big swing at it and he plays a nice shot, but will have 18 feet for birdie.

On the green: And he buries it for a beautiful up-and-down, letting out a deep breath coming off the green. He has started bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

• • •

No. 3, par 3, 230 yards

Nice comeback from Tiger there at No. 2, as he can't afford many bogeys today if he hopes to make a move.

Off the tee: Tiger tries to muscle a 6-iron onto this green, but simply doesn't play enough club and comes up short of the green and falls into a bunker. It'll be a tough up-and-down from there.

Around the green: Tiger can barely see the flagstick from deep in the bunker and lands it deep on the green, nearly holing it out before the ball runs about 10 feet past the hole.

On the green: Tiger finds the right line, but it stops on the lip. Another bogey for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rickie Fowler drains a long birdie putt on No. 8 to get to 3 under. Fowler is one of many players vying for a wild-card spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

• • •

No. 2, par 4, 389 yards

Not the way he wanted to start there, but couldn't expect better than bogey after that poor drive. Now, he gets to a hole that should be a birdie hole.

Off the tee: Tiger takes iron here and splits the fairway at the slight dogleg left. He might have been able to take driver and take a shot at it, but that would have been a stretch.

Approach shot: From 115 yards, Tiger takes wedge and plays a fantastic shot, taking it about 8 feet past the hole and spinning it back to 3 feet for birdie.

On the green: Tiger takes a quick backstroke and drains the birdie attempt to move back to T-10.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (4 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy picks up bogeys at Nos. 1 and 3 to fall back to even par for the tournament.

• • •

No. 1, par 4, 430 yards

Tiger Woods is wearing his traditional red shirt, black slacks and a black hat. He is wearing the white shoes, a bit of a change from the norm.

Off the tee: With driver in hand, Tiger addresses the ball, but then backs off. Seems like he was never comfortable over the tee and yanks it way left and into the gallery. Needless to say, a rough start on a difficult opening hole.

Approach shot: Tiger's tee ball lands right next to a lemonade and ice-cream stand, but gets relief. With wedge in hand, Tiger yanks his second shot into greenside rough. He is very upset with a group of photographers for some early clicks of the camera.

Around the green: Tiger was shaking his head all the way up the fairway after that shot, a bit ticked at the noise made during his last shot. He also knows he has a very tough up-and-down from the rough. His chip comes up about 20 feet short and he'll have that for par.

On the green: Tiger just misses his par attempt, sliding by on the right and he taps in for an opening bogey. It is his second bogey at No. 1 this week.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

• • •

Update #1: 12:08 p.m. EDT

There aren't many low scores on the course today, but rookie Bud Cauley has made an early move, going 4 under on his front nine to move to 3 under overall.

There will be a story within a story at Bethpage today, as many of the folks at the bottom of the leaderboard are fighting to get inside the top 100 to play in the second playoff event at TPC Boston this next week.

• • •

Final-round tee times at Barclays

A look at the tee times and pairings for the final round at the Barclays Championship at Bethpage Black, the first of four FedEx Cup Playoffs events. Tee times.

• • •

Bethpage Black's greens 'pretty extreme'

There are firm and fast greens, and then there were the ones Saturday at Bethpage Black – greens that gave everyone, even leader Sergio Garcia, fits. Story.

• • •

Brian Harman working on different script at Barclays

Brian Harman has had a solid rookie season on paper, and despite going low again Saturday at The Barclays, the lefty is staying patient. Story.

• • •

Tracker: Tiger Woods makes a move despite back injury

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy went different directions Friday. Woods moved up despite fighting a lower back injury while McIlroy dropped back. Story.

• • •

Sergio Garcia will skip Deutsche Bank Championship

Sergio Garcia, who holds a share of the lead at The Barclays after a 3-under 68, said Friday that he'll skip the Deutsche Bank Championship. Story.

• • •

Tiger Woods' back causes him serious pain in second round

A bad night's sleep left him with pain in his lower back on Friday, but Tiger Woods still managed a 2-under 69 to remain in contention at The Barclays. Story.

• • •

Third-round tee times at Barclays

A look at the tee times and pairings for the third round at the Barclays Championship at Bethpage Black, the first of four FedEx Cup Playoffs events. Tee times.

• • •

Hunter Mahan, Davis Love don't stick around after missing cut

Ryder Cup hopeful Hunter Mahan and United States captain Davis Love didn't stick around long after missing the cut at the Barclays on Friday. Notes.

• • •

Padraig Harrington leads early assault on Barclays

PGA Tour players who had the morning draw in the opening FedEx Cup playoff tournament made that infamous sign at Bethpage Black totally unnecessary. Story.

• • •

Tiger Tracker: Round 1

Tiger Woods had the upper hand on Thursday, firing a 3-under 68 behind four birdies and a single bogey, while Rory McIlroy blitzed his first nine with four birdies, but a pair of bogeys on the incoming nine pushed him to a 2-under 69. Story.

• • •

Tiger Woods no lock for Player of the Year

Tiger Woods leads the PGA Tour in victories (three), scoring average (68.91) and FedEx Cup points, but he’s hardly a lock for Player of the Year entering the playoffs. Story.

• • •

Tiger vs. Rory takes centerstage at Barclays

It doesn’t seem that long ago when Tiger Woods was the top seed going into the playoffs. Now the focus returns to him. Story.

• • •

Notebook: Euros stick it out for FedEx Cup playoffs

While the European Tour hosts the Johnnie Walker, its stars have stayed in the U.S. to play The Barclays. Story.

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