What started as a very promising round finished on a down note, as Tiger Woods shot even-par 72 to finish 3 under at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Tiger continued to miss fairways off the tee and finished with two bogeys on his final six holes. He returns to action next month at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.
Here is a shot-by-shot recap of Woods’ final round:
Hole No. 9: Par 5, 597 yards
OFF THE TEE: Appropriate final swing with the driver as he misses the fairway well right.
SECOND SHOT: Tiger still in the right rough after that 3-wood, not making it easy on himself down the stretch.
AROUND THE GREEN: Pretty long with the chip on his third shot and didn’t get any roll back to the hole. Lengthy birdie putt coming up.
ON THE GREEN: Downhill birdie putt comes up well short and Tiger finishes up with a two-putt par to end the round.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 8: Par 3, 176 yards
OFF THE TEE: Nice little draw into the green there. Solid swing and he’s about 27 feet in front of the hole.
ON THE GREEN: Gave it a run but the birdie putt slides just past the hole. Easy tap-in par and Tiger heads to the par-5 ninth for his final hole of the tournament.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 17 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 462 yards
OFF THE TEE: In case you haven’t noticed, fairways in regulation have not been Tiger’s strong suit this week. Missed way right here. He’ll have two weeks to get the driver figured out before the next start at Riviera.
SECOND SHOT: Not much he could do from that spot. Hit a low runner underneath a tree just short of the green on the left side.
AROUND THE GREEN: Tiger was able to putt from that spot and left himself about six feet for par.
ON THE GREEN: No dice. Tiger seems to be running out of steam in what has been a long round and taps in for bogey. Lot of good work being undone the past several holes.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 16 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 6: Par 5, 560 yards
OFF THE TEE: Misses the fairway left but short of the big bunker. Shouldn’t be a problem.
SECOND SHOT: Laid up to about 110 yards.
AROUND THE GREEN: Third shot came up well short of the green, not sure what happened there. Nearly holed his fourth shot and has an easy tap-in for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 15 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 454 yards
OFF THE TEE: Another miss to the right, in the thick stuff again.
SECOND SHOT: Wow! Muscles it out of the rough to about four feet and has a chance to get one back. That’s one of the best shots Tiger has hit all day.
ON THE GREEN: Whoops. Surprising miss on that short birdie putt and Tiger follows a great shot with a really disappointing two-putt par. Par 5 coming up.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 14 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 460 yards
OFF THE TEE: Pretty big miss into the right rough there as the wind is picking up. Not ideal.
SECOND SHOT: Actually wasn’t that bad of an angle into the green and he puts his approach just short of the green.
AROUND THE GREEN: First sign of trouble around the greens in a while, sent that chip well past the flag and just off the green on the back side. Tough one for par.
ON THE GREEN: Can’t convert and Tiger falls back with his first bogey on the back nine. Still has two par-5s coming down the home stretch.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 13 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 3: Par 3, 200 yards
OFF THE TEE: Good, safe play here from Tiger after a 23-minute wait (ugh) on the tee box. Lot of wind to deal with and he hits the green, about 37 feet from the cup. He’s made par here in both prior rounds on the South Course and a third looks likely.
ON THE GREEN: Good speed on that lag putt. Cleans up for par and Tiger continues to cruise along. First full-field event in a year and he’s T-18. Wild.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 12 (5 under overall)
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Hole No. 2: Par 4, 398 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tiger seems to have figured something out with the driver. Just smoked another one to the tune of 351 yards. Ton of roll and ended up just in the first cut on the right side.
SECOND SHOT: Really nice. Gentle chip shot and leaves himself about five feet for birdie.
ON THE GREEN: BANG. Nothing to it as he rolls in another birdie putt and gets to 5 under on the weekend. He’s T-20! Raise your hand if you thought you’d see that on Sunday.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 11 (5 under overall)
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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 456 yards
OFF THE TEE: Struggled off this tee all week but that drive was SMOKED. Shot Trackers says 357 yards down the middle. That’ll work, Tiger. That’ll work.
SECOND SHOT: We’re not saying Tiger is officially back. All we’re saying is this looks … familiar. Just spun a wedge close from 90 yards out for yet another birdie look today.
ON THE GREEN: Should have made that one. Rolled just along the left edge and has his first par in six holes after alternating birdies and bogies.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 10 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 18: Par 5, 538 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tough. Just misses the fairway on the left. He’s only hit two fairways today but the misses have been a lot more reasonable than some of the big sprays we saw earlier in the week.
SECOND SHOT: Solid layup and he’ll have about 80 yards from there. Been really good with the wedges today, let’s see if he can keep it up.
AROUND THE GREEN: Yup, that’ll work. Lands right of the flagstick and gets a bit of rollback, another very good birdie look coming up. Didn’t have many of those early in the week.
ON THE GREEN: Yessir. Trickles it in for birdie at 18 and card an under-par front nine. Probably deserved to be under par the way he played, especially considering the doofus distracting him on the birdie putt at 13. Onward.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 9 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 17: Par 4, 440 yards
OFF THE TEE: Not a huge miss but Tiger finds a bunker just off the fairway to the right.
SECOND SHOT: Didn’t hear Tiger call “bank,” but he rattled it off one of the greenside tent structures on the left. In the rough with a pretty tough lie.
AROUND THE GREEN: Leaves the chip shot significantly short and he’ll have a lengthy par attempt coming up.
ON THE GREEN: Wow. Tiger’s 15-foot par putt was on a good line and nearly did a full 360-degree turn around the cup. Tough break and he’ll put another square on the card.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 8 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 16: Par 3, 193 yards
OFF THE TEE: Absolutely pured an iron off the tee here. Nice bounce off the left side of the green and he’ll have another good birdie look.
ON THE GREEN: Tweet. Tweet. Tiger drains a 15-foot birdie putt to get back in the red on the day. All things considered this has been a really impressive start.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 7 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 478 yards
OFF THE TEE: Little off on that swing and the double-miss off the tee continues. He’s in the right rough.
SECOND SHOT: Tough spot off the fairway and he misses the green short and to the right. Needs another up-and-down par save here.
AROUND THE GREEN: Tiger’s bunker shot is quite left of the hole but leaves him with an uphill look for the par save.
ON THE GREEN: First bogey of the day for Tiger, who just misses the uphill par putt. Back to even after the birdie at 14.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 6 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 14: Par 4, 437 yards
OFF THE TEE: Took out some frustration with that drive. 323 and right in the middle of the fairway. 116 yards out.
SECOND SHOT: Distance control is looking much better today. Another really nice wedge into the green. Another birdie look coming up and a friendly reminder that shouting while a player is putting is not cool, man.
ON THE GREEN: Boom! First birdie of the day and a great hole for Tiger. We’re digging what Tiger is putting down today.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 5 (4 under overall)
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Hole No. 13: Par 5, 542 yards
OFF THE TEE: Misses off the tee into the left rough, which we’ve seen a lot of from Tiger’s driver this week. He wasn’t very pleased with that one.
SECOND SHOT: Solid punch-out to the left side of the fairway, not much to that shot. About 120 yards out, let’s see if he can get it dialed in with the wedges.
THIRD SHOT: That’s a beauty. Good swing to a small landing area on the right side of the green and spins it back pin high, looks to be inside of 10 feet. That’s 3 of 4 greens in regulation thus far and Tiger has his best birdie look of the day right here.
ON THE GREEN: Some idiot yelled out right right when Tiger was in the middle of his putting stroke for birdie. He taps in for par and some random dude in California just made a lot of enemies.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 4 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 12: Par 4, 490 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tiger’s first swing with the driver today is just fine. Slightly off the fairway in the right rough on one of the toughest holes on the course. 154 yards to the pin.
SECOND SHOT: Smart play after a big drive as his approach shot trickles just onto the front of the green. About 26 feet left for his birdie attempt.
ON THE GREEN: Nice roll. Right-to-left breaker and Tiger leaves himself an easy tap-in for another par to start the day.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 3 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 11: Par 3, 221 yards
OFF THE TEE: 5-iron for Tiger off the tee and he misses to the left rough, about pin high. Not a terrible spot to be off the green.
SECOND SHOT: Tiger’s chip runs about 10 feet past the hole. Let’s see if he can continue the scrambling display we saw yesterday.
ON THE GREEN: Boom! Another solid par save for Tiger and another promising sign for the Comeback: Fused edition.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 2 (3 under overall)
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Hole No. 10: Par 4, 416 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tiger finds the fairway on his opening tee shot for the first time all week! 143 yards out. Big smile from Tiger after that one and he’s off and running at Torrey Pines. Pull up a chair and enjoy.
SECOND SHOT: Tiger just misses his mark with a wedge and catches some roll to make it a much tougher birdie look. About 30 feet for birdie.
ON THE GREEN: Rolled his uphill birdie attempt right of the cup. Taps in a 3-footer for par and a solid start to the day.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 1 (3 under overall).
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Round 3 highlights